On Saturday, in Washington DC, actress Sally Field was awarded the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award.
Field’s most famous role is that of Hollywood actress/legend but the role she is most proud of is that of mother to her 3 sons. Her youngest son Sam is gay. In her acceptance speech, Field shared her exeperiences of being a mum to a gay son.
Just when you thought you couldn’t love Sally Field any more she goes and gives this wonderful and passionate speech! Throwing in gems like, “A mother is not someone you lean on. A mother is someone who makes leaning unnecessary”
And ended by thanking the audience, “You all have fought for him as surely as you were one of his parents. You’ve changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realized somewhere along the way they’re just different from their other brothers and sisters. And so the fuck what.”
Check out the full speech here:
Sally, you are just like this speech – wonderful, passionate, funny and awesome!