Too many think the battle for gay rights ends with marriage equality. Even with the Supreme Court forecasted to rule in favor of the matter come June, it takes prominent voices to shift the core thinking to a wider spectrum of LGBT issues. One person working toward that is Julianne Moore, who recently recorded a PSA for Lambda Legal's #IDo campaign to raise funds and awareness.
In the video, the reigning Best Actress winner, who nabbed the Oscar earlier this year for her touching performance in "Still Alice," enumerates reasons why the crusade for gay civil rights must continue once marriage is legal for all. Moore cites school bullying, medical care and violence against transgender individuals as three such examples, urging others to say "I do."
Those who join Moore in this next stage of the fight can donate to Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest LGBT legal organization. The organization’s board co-chair, Karen Dixon, and her wife, Nan Schaffer, will match up to $1 million in contributions, dollar-for-dollar. All said, the 54-year-old actress is the perfect spokeswoman for Lambda's efforts. Her résumé contains a diverse mix of LGBT projects, including roles in 2002's "The Hours," 2009's "A Single Man," 2010's "The Kids Are All Right" and the upcoming "Freeheld," in which she plays a terminally ill police officer who must fight to secure pension benefits for her partner (Ellen Page).
“I think it’s a very basic human-rights issue," Moore said in 2011. "Everybody has the right to marry the person they love and be represented as a couple and family. ... It’s something that people will look back on in years to come and say, ‘I can’t believe it took so long for us to recognize this.’ It’ll be like segregation and giving women the right to vote.”
Moore's PSA premieres exclusively on The Huffington Post. Learn more about the #IDo campaign at Lambda Legal.
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