Watch: Julianne Moore Appears in First Ad in HRC Series of New Yorkers for Marriage Equality

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In July I posted about a new effort by the Human Rights Campaign toward marriage equality in New York. The Campaign for New York Marriage, headed by Brian Ellner, has just launched the first in a series of ads intended to lobby public support for the issue.

The NYT reports:

"The timing of commercials is deliberate, and revealing: With the front-runner in the governor’s race, Andrew M. Cuomo, the Democratic attorney general, pledging his support for same-sex marriage, and the Legislature in Democratic hands, advocates are pushing for a new vote early next year. 'We want to build excitement and momentum in advance of that,' said Ellner…As part of that strategy, the Human Rights Campaign and its allies are spending heavily to oust three New York state senators — all Democrats — who voted against the marriage bill last year and who face opponents in the primary on Tuesday: William Stachowski of Buffalo, Shirley L. Huntley of Queens and Rubén Díaz Sr. of the Bronx."

Along with Moore, the ads will feature  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg,  Rev. Al Sharpton Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Whoopi Goldberg, Fran Drescher, Tom Colicchio,  and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, the widow of Arthur Ashe.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP


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Actress and Ally Julianne Moore Featured in HRC’s Equality Magazine

Julianne Moore is such a great friend of the LGBT community. And so much fun to talk to. The actress spoke with HRC’s Equality magazine about her new, big-buzz film, The Kids Are All Right, and more. She clearly knows a lot about our issues – speaking out, celebrating pride, safety in schools, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Wow. We definitely need more allies like her.

Moore spoke about the need for everyone – straight and LGBT alike – to speak up about LGBT families – to help change public opinion, to help more people know we’re just like them, living very ordinary lives. Moore is also really fired up about repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” And she talks about that in our interview.

Moore, who lives in New York with her husband and two kids, doesn’t just talk the talk, either. She has a new children’s book coming out that includes a two-mom family.

Of course, Moore – known for her work in Boogie Nights and A Single Man – is pitch-perfect in The Kids Are All Right. She and Annette Bening are a lesbian couple – what a pair! – with two teens in this touching, funny film, directed by Lisa Cholodenko, known for the lesbian classic, High Art. We also interview Cholodenko, who is openly gay, in the summer issue of Equality.

Check out excerpts of our interview with Moore here. Or become an HRC member and start getting your own free issue of Equality.


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