Comedian Judy Gold says it shouldn't
take a family member's coming out for people to support gay rights.
Gold, 50, is raising two children,
Henry and Ben.
The stand-up comic and Daytime Emmy
Award-winner for her work producing The Rosie O'Donnell Show
discussed the impact of coming out during a Huff Post Live
“If you think about Harvey Milk, and
his whole message was come out, come out and people will know that
they know and love a gay person. And I think everyone in this
country knows and loves a gay person, whether or not they realize
Gold gave as examples former Vice
President Dick Cheney, whose daughter is lesbian, and Ohio Senator
Rob Portman, whose son is gay. Both of whom are Republicans and
support gay marriage.
Gold agreed with the show's host that
it shouldn't take a family member's coming out to support marriage
“No, it shouldn't,” Gold said.
“But it humanizes it.”
“My kids, they don't understand why
gay people can't get married. It makes absolutely no sense to them.
I think that this generation, my children, they're going to change
the world,” she added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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