Disney Star, LGBTQ Advocate Joshua Bassett Shares Message of Faith at Kids’ Choice Awards (Watch)

At the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, Joshua Bassett, star of Disney+ streaming service’s “High School Musical: The Series,” used his acceptance speech for “Favorite Male TV Star” to express his gratitude to Jesus Christ and encourage others to embrace their faith.

“I’d love to thank my Savior, Jesus Christ,” Bassett said, taking the stage to accept his award.

He went on to speak directly to those who may be struggling or feeling hopeless.

“I’m here to tell you — for those of you who’ve lost hope, there’s a very real God who loves you more than you will ever possibly know,” he said. “His promise is peace, and my testimony is my healing.”

Bassett also offered words of wisdom for the audience, saying, “Forgive quickly, love freely and walk courageously. Love always wins in the end.”

While he publicly identified himself as a member of the LGBTQ community last year, Bassett has also been open about his Christian faith.