1. says

    As an actor, I’m sure it must become tiring to constantly be asked questions about every matter of life, or the same ones over and over again. I don’t hold Brad Pitt accountable for not being the best orator or canned response maestro, but I’m getting so incredibly sick of hearing things like, “The next generation, they get it. It is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality.” It’s a rather careless discount of all the people that came BEFORE “The next generation” that believed and for those that are still living, still believe so strongly in equality and fought to bring us to where we are now.

  2. AERES says

    @ESA – I get what you’re saying, but it seems to me you’re splitting hairs. No one expects people like Brad Pitt to launch into a full fledged and nuanced dissertation on the gay rights movement. From a 40k foot view, what he said is accurate. And he certainly didn’t say any thing exlusionary about previous generations.

    From a generational standpoint, he’s absolutely correct. The next generation of Americans (i.e. millenials) is the most inclusive and tolerant of gay rights than any previous generation of Americans. Its supported by current and past polling, and is readily apparent to someone like myself who brought up the tail end of Generation X and grew up under the shadow of the Boomer generation.

  3. David says

    He must be speaking about the US, because it already is a reality in many other countries, like Canada. it has been a reality her for years and you know, know one really cares one way or another, it’s a dead debate even for the Conservative Government who just recently strengthened the law. Our country hasn’t gone to hell, Satan hasn’t risen from the firey pits and pulled us all in. Our economy is stronger than many around the world. So for people like Pat Robertson that idiotically blames all the nation’s woes on GLBT community, apparently we were spared. So really, what is the issue? Our army was integrated long time agon. It’s not that we are perfect and teht some don’t agree, but it is the law and it happens, every day. get with it people.

  4. Icebloo says

    It’s good that he’s still speaking out for us but ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS.

    Brad and Angelina said they would not get married until gay people could also get married. Let’s see if they stick with us or if it was just the usual empty words from the straighties who want our money.

  5. AERES says

    What difference does it really make if they do get married or don’t? Its a grand gesture for sure, but impossible to ever measure or otherwise quantify its actual impact.

    I could care less if they get married. Is it backing off a previous promise? Absolutely. But not one that couldn’t be rectified with continued public support, political activism and financial support to LGBT organizations. Three things, which if we all to a man and woman did, would accomplish so much more than any celebrity marriage abstinence promise ever could.