It's pretty much impossible to not love Sally Field.
Throughout her nearly 50 year career, the Oscar winning actress been in at least one movie or show that's probably one of your favorites. She's about to co-star with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the upcoming flick Lincoln. And after her speech at the Human Rights Campaign annual dinner this past weekend, she's clearly just an awesome person. The actress was presented with the Ally for Equality award by her son and she opened up for the first time about raising a child who is gay.
Looking ah-may-zing at age 65, Sally took the stage and said that, "Nature made Sam. It wasn't a choice...and finally at 20, long after he beat the crap out of his brothers at tennis and he knew more than anyone about basketball, at 20 he was finally able to stand up proudly and say: 'I am a gay man.'"
She also thanked those in attendance for their work and supporting her son. "You all have fought for him as surely as if you were one of his parents," she said. "You've changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realize somewhere along the way they're just different from their other brothers and sisters. And so the f*** what?"
What do you think of Sally Field's speech?
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