Monday, April 8, 2013

Celebrity Moms For LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio montage Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with celebrity moms on the Red Carpet at the 24th GLAAD Media Awards in NYC about their dedication to LGBT equality. First we spoke to actress/model Milla Jovovich, followed by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi, then from TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” June “Mama” Shannon followed by Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and concluded with Jen Tyrrell who was ousted as den leader of her son's Boy Scout troop just because she’s gay. All the moms hoped for a more inclusive future for their children where they could be who they are no mater what their sexual orientation may be.
When asked what her personal commitment is to LGBT equality Milla Jovovich stated, “You know for me personally I have zero tolerance for any kind of discrimination. Whether it’s racial, religious, sexual preference, we all deserve our civil rights. And now as a mother it’s even more important to me because if my daughter says to me in 10 or 15 years ‘Mom I’m Gay’ I want to know that she’s growing up in a world that supports her and is not going to make her feel less of a human being or someone to discriminate against her; that my daughter is able to be proud and hold her head high with her partner and feel like a normal person in this world and be respected.” New mom Snookie gave LGBTQ teens advise about dealing with bullying stating, “Well I’m totally against bullying. I hate it and just know that you’re a great person and whatever anyone says about you it doesn’t matter. You live for yourself and that’s it.” When asked what her reaction would be if Honey Boo Boo came out to her, June “Mama” Shannon stated, “I would still love her unconditionally. That’s my child and I would love her regardless.” In conclusion Jen Tyrrell who’s in the center of the anti gay Boy Scouts controversy stated, “You can’t build the leaders of tomorrow by using values that were okay 100 years ago. That’s not the future and they are training the future of America and the future is families like mine, honestly. So we don’t want kids to ever go through what my son Cruz has gone through and we’re going to stick through it to the end and we’ll be here as long as they are noncompliant.”

The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held at the Marriott Marquis Theater on March 16th in New York City. Additional awards will be presented in Los Angeles April 20th and San Francisco on May 11th.
For More Info:glaad.org

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