Chris Gorham kicks off USA's 'Characters Unite' initiative
The USA Network is kicking off its second "Characters Unite" month Wednesday (Feb. 1) with a message from "Covert Affairs" star Chris Gorham: He won't stand for discrimination against people with disabilities.
Gorham's video, which you can see above, is one of several featuring stars of USA series with the message "I Won't Stand For ..." any type of intolerance. Gorham, who plays blind CIA operative Auggie Anderson on "Covert Affairs," speaks out against "ableism."
"White Collar's" Marsha Thomason, Megan Markle of "Suits" and Reshma Shetty of "Royal Pains" have also recorded videos and are featured in a PSA that will air on USA throughout February.
The Characters Unite project is also encouraging people to upload their own "I Won't Stand For ..." videos and share their stories of overcoming bigotry and discrimination. USA is also taking nominations for its Characters Unite Awards, which will give $5,000 to people who "have made significant efforts to champion human rights in their communities."