Jaime Lee Curtis Talks Outing Closeted, Anti-Gay Lawmakers

Jamie Lee Curtis in “Knives Out.” / Image via Lionsgate

Jamie Lee Curtis has some words to share about closeted politicians who push anti-LGBTQ agendas.

We’ve seen it time and time again. Politicians who preach homophobic rhetoric being caught on Grindr, paying for sex with other men, or dancing at gay parties. It’s so commonplace that it sometimes feels like an everyday affair. But despite that feeling, it is important to call out the crap these self-hating politicians have committed against us. And that’s a mentality that celebrated actress Jamie Lee Curtis shares.


While promoting her recently released murder mystery film Knives Out, JLC talked to Pride Source. In the interview, Curtis talked about a series of characters she has played in the past. From her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the Halloween horror movies to her LGBTQ character in the 2015 film Spare Parts. That conversation then evolved into talk about LGBTQ rights.

In that latter half of the discussion, Jamie Lee Curtis shared that she believes sexuality and coming out are personal topics where the person in question is in control.

“I don’t think it’s anybody’s business what people’s sexuality is, to be perfectly honest,” Curtis said. “I find it like a reverse discrimination. People’s private lives are their private lives and whether I’ve ever kissed a girl – have not – is irrelevant to whatever advocacy I participate in.”


That said, the actress does see one exception to that rule. Closeted politicians who push anti-LGBTQ agendas. To people like that, she remarks, “you legislate anti-gay legislation but are gay. I fully accept outing those people for the hypocrisy.”

But this isn’t the first time that Curtis has talked LGBTQ rights or existence. The actress was close friends with the late actor Rick Frank and his boyfriend George Lowe. Both of whom, unfortunately, died of AIDS in the 1990s. Since then, she has been an open and vocal advocate for LGBTQ people.

“Rick became, honestly, one of my best friends,” she says. “That experience with both Rick and George was a galvanizing moment for me, and I have tried to honor him more than anything with trying to keep that focus.”

Jamie Lee Curtis’ support of LGBTQ people and her film career will be merging together soon, as well. As we’ve shared earlier, Curtis is developing a memoir film about Sara Cunningham. Cunningham is a Christian woman who started the charity organization Free Mom Hugs to support LGBTQ youth. Cunningham and company travel the world to not only help programs supporting LGBTQ youth but to also offer hugs to youth needing them at Pride events and other functions.

Source: Pride Source

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