This past weekend the beautiful Matt Bomer, along with longtime partner Simon Halls, were honored during GLSEN’s Respect Awards for being a great leader and activist in the LGBT community. During the ceremony, a longtime friend of Bomer, Joe Maganiello gave a touching speech of support before presenting the award:
You are the example that the rest of our country needs to wake up and see in terms of equality and putting an end to the bullying epidemic and making sure that every family is respected in our schools and our society,
This of course isn’t the first time that Maganiello has stood up for equal rights and against bullying. Earlier this year, gave a very heartwarming speech at an HRC (Human Rights Campaign) Gala honoring fellow advocates:
‘While I’ll ever be fully able to understand what it feels like to be judged and precluded from basic civil rights based on my sexual orientation, I do know what it’s like to be prejudged based on what people think they know about me,’ the actor said.
But one thing I wasn’t was a bully, In high school as in life, it is something that I completely abhor. I think every kid deserves to grow up in an academic environment that allows them to express themselves freely.’
‘The fact is I will always know what it feels like to not exactly fit the mold, Growing up is tough for everyone and every single person in this room is painfully aware that it is tougher for some. These young people are looking to us to fight the good fight on their behalf. Keep up the good work HRC, know that I am forever on your side.”
Just another reason to love this guy. I mean seriously LOOK at him