Sally Field’s Inspiring Speech About Her Gay Son

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Prolific actress Sally Field spoke candidly for one of the first times about her openly gay son, Sam. The Steel Magnolia‘s actress received the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality award this weekend in Washington D.C. and, in a heartwarming speech, she talked about her role as a mother of a gay son and thanked the audience for paving the way for Sam to live a life that she had always dreamed for him. The speech reached a high point when she said “You all have fought for him as surely as you were one of his parents. You’ve changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realized somewhere along the way they’re just different from their other brothers and sisters. And so the fuck what.”

Check out the video after the jump…

 

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