Marcia Gay Harden Reveals: ‘All My Kids Are Queer’

Marcia Gay Harden is committed to helping her queer kids and LGBTQ people everywhere.

The Oscar winner has criticized the waves of discriminatory laws sweeping the country while opening up about her own family during the film Pulling is not dangerous Telethon on Sunday.

“What drives me is that it’s right and what’s happening right now is wrong,” Harden told co-host Adam Shankman, who directed 2007’s Hairspray, of her activism.

“What drives me is – my kids are all queer. My oldest child is non-binary. my son is gay My youngest is fluent. And you know, they are my children and they teach me every day.”

The actress shares children Eulala Scheel, 24, Julitta Dee Harden Scheel and Hudson Harden Scheel, both 19, with ex-husband Thaddaeus Scheel.

Adam Shankman and Marcia Gay Harden speak during the "Pulling is not dangerous" Telethon on May 7, 2023. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images)
Adam Shankman and Marcia Gay Harden chat during the Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon on May 7, 2023. (Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images)

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Harden continued to dismiss the ongoing anti-LGBTQ panic, telling Shankman, “This is so fear-based and it spreads that kind of fear and hatred among other people. I think this country will fight it.”

Fellow actress Charlize Theron had a pre-taped appearance at the fundraiser that brought in $540,000 in donations for the charities GLAAD, GLSEN, Headcount, Black Queer Town Hall, The ACLU Drag Defense Fund, Trans Justice Funding Project and Victory Fund.

Pointing to the real threat of gun violence in America, the Fast X actor added, “There are so many things that hurt and really kill our children and we all know what I’m talking about and it’s not no drag queen – because if you’ve ever seen a drag queen lip sync her life it only makes you happier, it only makes you love more, it makes you a better person.

According to the ACLU, During the 2023 legislature, 474 anti-LGBTQ laws were introduced.

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