Even though we’ve come a long way in recent years, with acceptance and support for LGBT people and their rights increasing. Yet, we still have far to go before we have true equality, so support from influential figures is still important.
Now, Jane Fonda has offered her support to LGBT youth, in an interview with The Advocate.
She said: “You are not alone. Do not despair, no matter what your parents say. You’ve got to understand it can be very hard for parents to hear that their son or daughter is gay. But it’s their problem. It’s not your problem. Don’t despair.”
This is alongside her boycott of North Carolina, due to the anti-LGBT HB2 which has been creating a lot of controversy of late. Both Fonda and her Grace and Frankie co-star, Lily Tomlin, recently said that they won’t be going to the state until it’s resolved.
Fonda simply said: “We would never go there.” Fonda is, of course, a well known LGBT ally and the show Grace and Frankie, sees her playing a woman who’s husband leaves her for another man and begins an unlikely friendship with Lily Tomlin’s character Frankie.
If you’re interested, this show will resume for it’s second season on Netflix on May 6.