Sally Field is proud to have a gay son, and she is a steadfast supporter of the LGBT community. During a recent interview for EW Radio town hall on SiriusXM this week, she gave parenting advice for people who suspect that they have a gay son or daughter.
“First of all, don’t be frightened. And don’t put your own prejudices or fears about sexuality – your own fears about sexuality – on your children,” Field says. “Sexuality is a human glorious part of existence.”
Her son, Sam, had a difficult time coming out and forming his identity as a gay man. Sally Field, though, was very encouraging and supportive during his journey. “I welcomed him to welcome himself and find that part of his life.”
She believes all parents should treat their children with such respect and acceptance.
“What horrifies me is that there are parents who so disapprove, who are so brainwashed to think that this is something out of the Bible or ungodly or against nature,” Field continued. “It’s not against nature if nature has actually done this. Sam was always Sam, this wonderful human that he is, from the time he was born. … Some people actually shut their children out of the house when they’re young, they’re teenagers – they’re having a hard enough time to be teenagers and own any part of sexuality. I’m still trying to figure it out!”
Awww, don’t we all want Sally as our mom!