Agron calls for gay rights
Glee star Dianna Agron has marked America's Gay and Lesbian Pride Month by writing a candid blog about gay rights and holding up Lady Gaga as a worthy activist and role model.
The actress/singer, who is currently on tour with the TV show's live concerts, has spoken out as part of the annual June awareness drive and declared her support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community.
In a long essay posted on her website, Agron praises pop superstar Lady Gaga for her pro-gay lyrics and continued support for equal rights. She writes, "Doesn't matter if you're not a Gaga supporter, or one of her 'Little Monsters' as she lovingly refers to her fans.
"Kindness moves mountains. Acceptance opens doors, makes room for change..."
Agron also reiterates her support for TV bosses behind Glee for pushing gay-themed storylines, but reveals they have received nasty letters from several members of the public over the focus of the show.
She adds, "Our show celebrates the GLBT community. We are proud to be a part of something that embraces an often avoided topic. Hate is terrible... Sadly, we've gotten letters from people who explain that they love the show but hate the gay story-lines (sic). That we shouldn't be polluting their children's heads. To this I'd sometimes like to sarcastically reply, 'Would you also like us to tell them that a stork is dropping off our offspring? That the sky is purple? That it is not practical to be true to yourself, because there are mean people in this world that will make them feel wrong for being honest?'..."
She adds, "I believe that if you are bringing a child into the world, you should be willing to accept them in any reality. Whether they are black, white, asian, have four fingers, are disabled, gay... that the only wish should be for a happy and healthy baby... I understand that I am sitting behind the protection of this computer screen, in this hotel room, and to many I might sound 'preachy'... I hope my intentions sound pure, and just. I speak, because I am passionate."