A couple of months ago Sally Field spoke movingly about her gay son, Sam Greisman, while accepting the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality Award in Washington, D.C. Now she’s been speaking further to Oprah Winfrey, saying that parents have an important part to play in further the cause of equality.
On Oprah’s Next Chapter, due to air in the US today (Sunday December 3rd), Field says, “It’s important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son. And there are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don’t embrace their children as they struggle. Those children are struggling to embrace who they are, who nature — what nature intended them to be.”
Sam came out when he was 20, and she has stinted in supporting him ever since. She’s also furthered the cause by playing the mother of a gay son on TV on Brothers & Sisters.
Take a look at a portion of the interview with Oprah below.