Andrew Solomon Tells the World Why he is Proud to be Gay
Award-winning and bestselling author, Andrew Solomon, has shown his support to UK-based Proud2Be Project, by contributing to their hugely successful LGBT campaign.
In his moving video he says "I wasn’t always proud to be gay, as an adolescent I was ashamed...pride took its time finding me and I was slow to embrace it. I found true love with my husband, and more love with our kids... so how can I possibly feel less than proud to be gay?
Andrew’s Proud2Be video is the first to include captions in both English and Russian, making it accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing and LGBT people in Russia who are currently being jailed, beaten and terrorized under President Putin’s regime.
Andrew follows in the footsteps of some famous British names among the LGBT community including Stephen Fry, Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell, Author of ’Tipping the Velvet’, Sarah Waters, Sir Ian Mckellen, Christine Burns MBE and Michael Cashman MEP, who said, "I am happy to support such an inspiring LGBT organisation led by a dynamic duo!"
The campaign has been making waves recently when Stephen Fry’s Proud2Be Video went viral, after receiving 120,000 YouTube hits in just a few days.
The campaign was launched two years when gay identical twin brothers, Mat and Jon Price sat in front of their web cam and recorded a short video. In the video they explained how they are both proud to be gay.