More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Brad Pitt Reiterates Support for Marriage Equality
Three years ago, actor Brad Pitt stated his support for marriage equality in Esquire Magazine. In a interview with Parade Magazine posted online yesterday, Pitt again came out in support of equal rights for gay and lesbian couples.
"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."
GLAAD previously reported on Pitt’s support of marriage equality late last year when he gave $100,000 to fight Prop 8 in California. We commend Pitt for his continued support and the strong stance he has taken through his actions as well as his words.