John Lithgow Supports Gay Rights At Sundance Film Festival
John Lithgow supports gay rights at premiere of his new film at the Sundance Film Festival.
Lithgow stars in Love Is Strange, which features an elderly gay couple forced apart after marrying.
John Lithgow supports gay rights and made it abundantly clear, while he was promoting his latest film, Love is Strange, at the Sundance Film Festival.
Lithgow stated that,
“I’m on the side of same-sex marriage and marriage equality. I’m not a gay man, but I grew up in a world of gay men and women in the theater and the arts. Some of my best friends—no, I would say my best friends—are gay people, so I’ve grown up in a very accepting mode with homosexuality.”
Love is Strange focuses on Ben (Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) as an elderly gay couple that are forced apart after George is fired from his teaching position at a Catholic school for marrying Ben.
Lithgow hopes that this film will help support gay rights,
Nobody in society should have to hide who they are, or feel like they’re second class citizens in any way. It makes me feel good that if this film is seen by a lot of people and is successful, it will nudge those people in the direction of acceptance. There’s nothing wrong with accepting people’s homosexuality. It doesn’t do any damage.
Watch a clip of the cast from Love is Strange discussing the film on YouTube.
Source: The Daily Beast