Andrew Garfield Advocates for LGBT Rights at Tony Awards: ‘Just Bake a Cake for Everyone’
On Sunday, Angels in America actor and newly minted Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield used his speech to advocate for LGBT rights.
“At a moment in time, where maybe the most important thing that we remember right now is the sanctity of the human spirit, it is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter in Angels in America because he represents the purest spirit of humanity,” Garfield said at the top his speech. “And especially that of the LGBTQ community.”
He continued on: “It is a spirit that says no to oppression. It is a spirit that says no to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion. It is a spirit that says we are all made perfectly and we all belong. So, I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died to protect that spirit. To protect that message, for the right to live and love as we are created to.”
Then, getting political, Garfield said, referring to the recent SCOTUS decision, “Let’s all bake a cake for everybody who wants a cake to be baked!”
Watch above, via CBS.
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