Andrew Garfield has used his Tony Awards acceptance speech to honor LGBTI activists who fought for community’s equal rights.
Garfield won the Tony for best lead actor in a play for his role as Prior Walter in the iconic gay play, Angels in America.
The actor who has long advocated for the LGBTI community called out bigotry against the community in his acceptance speech.
‘At a moment in time where maybe the most important thing that we remember right now is the sanctity of the human spirit, it is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter in Angels in America because he represents the purest spirit of humanity,’ Garfield said.
‘And especially that of the LGBTQ community. It is a spirit that says no to oppression. It is a spirit that says no to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion. It is a spirit that says we are all made perfectly. That we all belong.
‘So, I dedicate this award to the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died to protect that spirit, to protect that message: For the right to live and love as we are created to.’
Let them bake cakes!
Garfield wrapped up his moving speech with a quip throwing shade at a recent Supreme Court decision to rule in favor of a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding
‘We are all sacred and we all belong, so let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked,’ Garfield said.
Andrew Garfield won Best Actor at the #TonyAwards for Angels in America. During his acceptance speech he gave a message of support to the LGBTQ community (and threw shade at conservative evangelical snowflakes): “Let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked.” pic.twitter.com/g9RBGSxZGF
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 11, 2018
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