In an interview with Pride Source, actress Jamie Lee Curtis said she thinks that most people have a right to keep their sexuality private, unless they attack LGBTQ rights.
“I don’t think it’s anybody’s business what people’s sexuality is, to be perfectly honest. I find it like a reverse discrimination.
People’s private lives are their private lives and whether I’ve ever kissed a girl – have not – is irrelevant to whatever advocacy I participate in.
[It’s] sort of destructive cocktail party fodder what people’s sexuality is, [because it’s] nobody’s business, it doesn’t matter.
[Unless] you legislate anti-gay legislation but are gay. I fully accept outing those people for the hypocrisy.”
She wasn’t naming any names, so who knows if there was a particular politician she had in mind?
Last January Curtis revealed she had bought the rights to Sara Cunningham’s 2014 memoir, How We Sleep at Night, which tells the story of how she came to terms with her son’s sexuality and became a stand-in for absent moms at gay weddings.
Cunningham is the founder of Free Mom Hugs, an organization of mothers who love LGBTQ kids.
Curtis told The Washington Post:
“I continue to be thrilled as her movement is catching on. I hope to do justice to her story and the story of so many marginalised people in the LGBTQ community.”
Curtis is currently in Knives Outs, which is getting great reviews.
(Photo, Avalon; via Pink News)