Kerry Washington is speaking her mind on the LGBT community and showing her support.
Onlookers have constantly question Washington’s sexuality, but the actress, who is now happily married, is not fazed by the rumors.
See what Washington has to say about Gay Rights in her interview with The Advocate!
On supporting the LGBT community:
“When there are crimes against humanity being committed in the world, we are all so vulnerable. We have to look out for and protect each other. You don’t have to agree with me, but if you come at me with hatred and slurs, I will block you [on Twitter].”
On rumors of her being a lesbian:
“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration.I like how people will post pictures of me with other women that I adore,hugging on red carpets, and say, ‘See.’ Are we so uncomfortable with love between two people of the same genders that we immediately label it as sexual? But I’ve never been bothered by the lesbian rumor. There’s nothing offensive about it, so there’s no reason to be offended.”
On having a gay marriage in the Scandal storyline:
“Something that brings me great joy is known that ‘Scandal’s’ audience looks like in terms of African-American households and knowing that so many African-American people and families are being introduced to our characters James and Cyrus. It’s really exciting that millions of viewers each week are living life with this amazing, complex couple, stepping into their gay marriage and adoption experience, which is such a vital storyline of our show.”