Anne Hathaway is no stranger to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy, but her latest effort might be her most profound yet.
The 29-year-old Academy Award-nominated actress, who tied the knot with Adam Shulman last month, will now reportedly donate some proceeds from the sale of her wedding photographs to marriage equality groups, The Advocate is reporting.
"Hathaway is doing her part to ensure that same-sex couples across the country can enjoy a fairytale wedding like hers," Adam Polaski at Freedom to Marry is quoted as saying. "This week, she announced that she’ll be donating some of the sales from her wedding photographs to non-profits advocating for marriage for same-sex couples, including Freedom to Marry."
Polaski went on to note, "We thank Hathaway and Shulman for their support and appreciate their decision to take the opportunity of their nuptials to speak out about why marriage matters."
The "Devil Wears Prada" star, who will next be seen in the highly-anticipated movie musical "Les Miserables," reportedly grew up wanting to become a nun, but she says she shunned Catholicism after she learned her older brother, Michael, was gay.
"The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out," she told British GQ. "Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?"
Accepting an award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2008, Hathaway once again spoke of her experience with a gay sibling. "In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal," she said. "When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him, and that was that."