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Actress Sally Field pays tribute to gay son

Tue 9 Oct 2012 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Field and Greisman Oscar-winning actress Sally Field has praised her gay son Sam Greisman in accepting the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award in Washington DC. After being introduced by Greisman, Field said, "He grew up wanting to be just like his big brothers - athletic and rambunctious, not to mention a little bit macho … But Sam was different, and his journey to allow himself what nature intended him to be was not an easy one. As his mother, I consider it one of the great privileges of my life to be part it." Field said there are so many children who struggle to understand and embrace their sexuality in families who do not welcome them, “with parents that somehow find it acceptable to shut them out their hearts and their homes, and that I find unacceptable”. She told the Human Rights Campaign they have “changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realize somewhere along the way they're just different from their other brothers and sisters...and so the fuck what?” Greisman earlier said of his mum: "She couldn't be more supportive of me...if anything, I wish she was a little less supportive of me." You can watch the video below    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 9th October 2012 - 11:35am

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