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11/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Drew Barrymore: Obama Made Me Cry

Drew Barrymore told the November issue of Bazaar that Barack Obama made her cry.

"When I heard him speak about a gay person never having to sit outside the hospital room with their loved one sick inside, I burst into tears because so many people I care about are homosexual and it was profound to have someone be sensitive to that. That's the kind of world I want to live in, where we're not holding our own principles in judgment above someone or against someone."

She added, "It's the first time I've really admitted I'm a Democrat."

She also calls Republican candidate John McCain "is a good person, and he does care, but he has voted against things that are shocking as far as people's liberties and economic choices."

On Sarah Palin:
"I think people realize the intention of the choice."

On voting:
"I was raised in a family -- well, no family, really, so no one talked to me about politics or why voting is important. So my way to educate myself was driving around America and filming all sorts of people with different mind-sets.... I became an avowed voter and feel it is really important to engage other people in it."

On dating:
"I've been single for months now, and I've turned my attention towards my passions, my friends and the causes I believe in.

"I've learned to put myself second. I've had a couple of fun, frolicky relationships, but really, I got out of five-year-relationship and dated a few people here and there. Mostly it's been about learning who I am, not through a man, but for myself.

"I've been spending more time with my friends and doing more traveling with the U.N." -- she's been to Kenya twice -- "and challenging myself with work. I'm so happy with where my priorities are right now."