A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn

Brad Pitt {hearts} gay people, too
August 12, 2009, 2:26 pm
Filed under: LGBT | Tags: , , , ,

bp-004I do love when celebs put their two cents into the political discussion. But if a sighing Omaha housewife sees that even dreamy Brad Pitt supports gay marriage, maybe it will also win her support. (Omaha housewife standing in here for the constituents needed to be convinced that same-sex marriage is not a scary thing, thereby giving our legislators no reason not to be in favor of it. Thereby clearing a path for the eventual victory of civil rights for all.)

From Brad Pitt’s recent interview in middle-brow, mainstream Parade newspaper supplement:

Why he won’t marry Angelina Jolie.
“I have love in my life, a soul mate–absolutely. When someone asked me why Angie and I don’t get married, I replied, ‘Maybe we’ll get married when it’s legal for everyone else.’ I stand by that, although I took a lot of flak for saying it–hate mail from religious groups. I believe everyone should have the same rights. They say gay marriage ruins families and hurts kids. Well, I’ve had the privilege of seeing my gay friends being parents and watching their kids grow up in a loving environment.”

The right to love.
“Man, I resent people telling others how to live! It drives me mental! Just the other night, I heard this TV reverend say that Angie and I were setting a bad example because we were living out of wedlock, and people should not be duped by us! It made me laugh. What damn right does anyone have to tell someone else how to live if they’re not hurting anyone? How many times do you think real love comes to someone in a lifetime? If you’re lucky, maybe two or three.”

Wanting what’s best for his children.
 “Would it bother me if a child of mine turns out to be gay? No, not one bit. Listen, I want my kids to live the lives they want to live. I want them to be fulfilled. I hope I teach my kids to be who they really are.”

Full interview here.

He’s frank. I like that. Go Brad!


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Pitt/Clooney 2016?

Comment by fictionadvocate

I’m hoping for Pitt/Jolie v. Aniston/will.i.am

Because will.i.am shows up in everything.

Comment by Klaus

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