Sally Field scorns disapproving parents of gay kids

By Tribute on March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment


Sally Field and her youngest son, Ben

Sally Field is a fervent advocate of LGBTQ rights and she has once again flexed her muscles on the matter.

During an Entertainment Weekly Radio town hall segment on SiriusXM this week, Sally spoke to the issue of parents rejecting their LGBTQ children, or children they suspect to be LGBTQ.

The Oscar-winning actress, who was presented with the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Ally for Equality Award by her gay son Sam, said, “What horrifies me is that there are parents who so disapprove, who are so brainwashed to think that this is something out of the Bible or ungodly or against nature. It’s not against nature if nature has actually done this.”

She continued, “Some people actually shut their children out of the house when they’re young, they’re teenagers – they’re having a hard enough time to be teenagers and own any part of sexuality. I’m still trying to figure it out!”

Sally then addressed the case of Sam, who she said initially grappled with accepting his own identity as a gay man.

“Sam was always Sam, this wonderful human that he is, from the time he was born…I welcomed him to welcome himself and find that part of his life.”

When asked to offer advice to parents who expect their child will soon come out, Sally said, “First of all, don’t be frightened. And don’t put your own prejudices or fears about sexuality – your own fears about sexuality – on your children. Sexuality is a human glorious part of existence.”

Watch Sally’s inspiring and heartfelt acceptance speech at the 2012 Human Rights Campaign Ally for Equality Awards below. ~Matthew Pariselli



Comments & Discussion

  1. Cynthia • March 17, 2016 @ 9:48 AM

    Good for her, she once again shows herself to be a good person and she sounds like an amazing mother.


Join The Conversation:


Similar Articles

Chris Pratt rejects Ellen Page’s attack on his church

February 13, 2019 | 5 Comments

Following the release of the new Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Chris Pratt has been accused of belonging to a church that promotes anti-LGBTQ ideologies.


Boy Erased tells an emotional journey: Blu-ray review

January 29, 2019 | Leave a Comment

Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe star in the biopic Boy Erased, the courageous story of Jared Eamons and his life journey. Now on Blu-ray, Digital and DVD!


Meryl Streep slated to receive major LGBTQ award

December 20, 2016 | 4 Comments

Esteemed actress Meryl Streep has been selected to receive the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award. She will be presented with the honor next year.


 Change Location