Julianne Moore Says "I Do" and Joins Lambda Legal Campaign for Equality

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May 27, 2015

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(New York, May 27, 2105) Today, Academy Award winner Julianne Moore joined thousands who have recently said “I DO” – pledging her support to Lambda Legal and the continuing fight for LGBT equality. Her new video, part of the “I DO” campaign, makes clear that the fight for LGBT equality will continue and new battles will emerge, even after the Supreme Court issues its ruling on the freedom to marry this June.

“Whatever the decision, the fight goes on,” Moore said in her touching campaign video. “The fight for LGBT youth who are too often bullied at school. The fight for transgender people who face violence and discrimination. The fight for the right to take care of a loved one when they fall ill. We will keep fighting until all of us are truly equal. We can do better. We must do better.”

Throughout her career, Moore has portrayed characters whose struggles mirror real life issues within the LGBT community – bringing prominence to these often overlooked stories. Off the screen, Moore has been a staunch supporter of LGBT rights for more than 25 years – from work with ACT UP during the early days of the AIDS crisis, to being recognized on the OUT 100 list in 2010 and then joining the New Yorkers for Marriage Equality campaign in 2011.

“We are thrilled that Julianne Moore has added her powerful voice to the “I DO” campaign,” said Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal. “Ms. Moore is lending her celebrity status to garner attention and greater support for the continued fight for full equality. Her commitment to the cause is energizing - I have no doubt that she will inspire thousands more to join us.”

Since Lambda Legal’s founding, they have had one singular mission: achieve the full civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those living with HIV. LGBT equality battles are fought in our schools, workplaces and communities, and many are won in the courtroom. In April, prior to the historic arguments for marriage equality at the Supreme Court, Lambda Legal launched the “I DO” campaign with a moving video that featured stories of LGBT people seeking equality and facing the certain fights ahead.

Visit Lambda Legal to show your support by saying #IDO and making a donation for equality. Say “I DO” for people across our country who need allies, champions and resources.               

About the “I DO” Campaign:

To further Lambda Legal’s mission, Karen K. Dixon, Board Co-Chair, and her wife Nan Schaffer pledged a $1 million matching grant to the organization – encouraging the group to cultivate new supporters and advocates. To date, the campaign has raised more than $860,000 with approximately one month to go until the match expires when the SCOTUS decision is released. As lawyers for many of the most important LGBTQ cases that are argued across the country, the non-profit group is reliant on member support as they work to defend the entirety of the community.


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