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Actress Marcia Gay Harden: "My children are all queer"

Actress Marcia Gay Harden: “My children are all queer”

Actress Marcia Gay Harden told People magazine that her LGBTQ+ children teach her something new every day.

Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden shared some personal information during the “Drag Isn’t Dangerous: A Digital Fundraiser” telethon over the weekend where she revealed all her children are “queer”.

Harden told co-host Adam Shankman, according to People magazine. “What drives me is — my children are all queer.

“My eldest child is non-binary. My son is gay. My youngest is fluid,” she continued. “And you know, they are my kids, and they teach me every day.”

The telethon was in Los Angeles was held in response to state lawmakers’ recent attempts to ban drag shows and performances, which they insist are unsafe for minors.

“This is so fear-based, and it’s spreading that kind of fear and hatred among other people,” Harden said of the controversial legislation. “I believe this country will fight that.”

Harden encouraged her followers to contribute to the fundraiser in support of the LGBTQIA+.

“Our nation, our neighbors, our children, artists, our singers, our dancers, our better leaders, ceo’s [sic], writers, spiritual leaders, basically our humanity,. Gay is here to stay. Drag is here to stay. Donate what you can, and join us in spreading the love.”

Gay History - WATCH: The 1993 "Angels in America" Broadway Press Reel - Video

Gay History – WATCH: The 1993 “Angels in America” Broadway Press Reel – Video

For those of you who don’t know Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is enjoying a return Broadway after 25 years.  The two-part play by American playwright Tony Kushner won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Part one of the play premiered in 1991and its Broadway opening was in 1993.

The play is a complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s. Certain major and minor characters are supernatural beings (angels) or deceased persons (ghosts). The play contains multiple roles for several of the actors. Initially and primarily focusing on a gay couple in Manhattan, the play also has several other storylines, some of which occasionally intersect.

The entire two-part play debuted on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in 1993, directed by George C. Wolfe, with Millennium Approaches performed on May 4 and Perestroika joining it in repertory on November 23, closing December 4, 1994.

The original cast included Ron LeibmanStephen SpinellaKathleen ChalfantMarcia Gay HardenJeffrey WrightEllen McLaughlinDavid Marshall Grant and Joe Mantello. Among the replacements during the run were F. Murray Abraham (for Ron Leibman), Cherry Jones (for Ellen McLaughlin), Dan Futterman (for Joe Mantello), Cynthia Nixon (for Marcia Gay Harden) and Jay Goede (for David Marshall Grant). Millennium Approaches and Perestroika were awarded, in 1993 and 1994 respectively, both the Tony Awards for Best Play and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Play.

Below you can watch scene snippets of the original Broadway production.