Matthew Morrison Urges More Straight Actors to Support Gay Rights
‘Glee’ hunk Matthew Morrison is proud of the way the musical drama handles sensitive issues, and has called on his fellow straight actors to speak out in support of gay rights.
He told The Independent newspaper: “I just think it’s ridiculous that a loving and committed gay or lesbian couple can’t get married just because they’re different.
“The case is more impactful when it comes from a straight person because the people you’re trying to persuade may not buy into it when they see a gay person talking.”
Morrison is continuing his support for gay rights issues by donating a portion of the proceeds from his new album to help promote marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Last month, the Glee star was honoured for his work in support of The Human Rights Campaign, and now he has chosen to hand over a slice of his record sales money to the charity, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group in the U.S.
Morrison’s second album, “Where It All began”, a collection of Broadway hits, was released this week and a portion of proceeds from the album’s pre-order sales via online retailer Amazon.com will benefit the organization.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, Morrison writes, “For every album pre-order through Amazon, partial proceeds will go to The Human Rights Campaign’s efforts to support marriage equality.”