Chlo├â┬½ Grace Moretz‘s fight for equality hits close to home.
The Carrie starlet was a preteen when her older brothers Trevor and Colin came out:
“To see my brothers struggle with the anxiety of having to come out was awful. At 11, you’re incredibly observant and realizing what society is, and who you are, and people are kissing boys or girls for the first time, and you’re really starting to understand what sexuality is.”
The Atlanta native recalls her brothers often being bullied at school:
“People would call them the F-word, and I would get so angry. It was really hard to see my brothers be hated on or bullied, so I stood up for them. We shouldn’t be using these terms to create more labels and segregate us further apart than we already are.”
Miz Moretz credits her mother for raising her and her siblings in an open-minded environment:
“Back when my mom was in college, when things were more taboo, she had lots of gay and trans friends, people of all shapes, sizes, and colors. So we were a very open household. My mom tells us people asked her, ‘Why are you letting your son run around in a pink Power Ranger costume?’ Her answer was: ‘Because he wants to wear it, and it makes him smile. Why would I take that away from him?'”
Go, momma Moretz!!
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