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3Quotables: Alan Cumming Talks Gay Parenting

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“You know, most of the abuse against children comes from straight parents—from straight men, actually. And its a terrible misstatement that gay men are somehow going to be more abusive to their children. It’s absolutely not true in any way. And yet still there’s kind of this myth in society. And I find that part of the whole prejudice that gay people suffer. We’re still fighting against it and I hope that this film will in some way help to eradicate that.”

Oh, word? Word. Alan Cumming is about ripping it up in truthfulness and reality.

The film in question is Any Day Now, which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Fest. From IMDB:

Set in the 1970s and inspired by a true story, the film chronicles a gay couple who take in a teenage boy with Down Syndrome who has been abandoned by his drug addicted mother. As the teen discovers the strong bonds of family for the first time in his life, disapproving authorities step in to tear the boy from the only stable environment he has ever known. As the gay men fight to adopt this extraordinary special needs child, they wage an unlikely and unforgettable battle against a system stacked against them.

Could we collectively love this man any more than we already do? Or at least, any more than I already do? Because speaking on my own behalf (I occasionally do that, believe it or not), this guy? I LOVE HIM. He’s fabulous. Everything that he’s done both personally and professionally, I can completely get behind, and to top it all off, he’s as cute as a button. AS A BUTTON.

April 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
Filed Under: Alan Cumming

3 Responses to “Quotables: Alan Cumming Talks Gay Parenting”

  1. Cindy says:

    I, too, absolutely love Alan Cumming and have for too many years to admit, but tell me honestly Sarah, can you get behind ‘Burlesque’ and ‘The Smurfs’?

  2. Bell Curve says:

    “You know, most of the abuse against children comes from straight parents—from straight men, actually”

    No kidding… given that the *overwhelming* majority of families across the entire planet are heterosexual couples or single mothers, it follow that the vast majority of *everything* that happens in families, good or bad, comes from straight parents. It is unclear to me what this guy’s remarks means other than some people have a problem with the very different concepts of correlation and causation.

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