Actress Judith Light says she wanted to
be a part of the gay community after witnessing its courage in the
face of adversity.
The 62-year-old Light made her remarks
in a 4-minute-45-second It Gets Better video.
“When the AIDS pandemic came about, I
was there for all of it. My friends were dying. And my friends were
storming the FDA in order to get the drugs. And we were taking them
to the hospital. And we were taking care of them. And we were going
to funerals every week.”
“I watched a community of people –
the LGBT community – rise like the Phoenix from the ashes of this
pandemic. And I watched this community become the community that it
is. In all its glory, in all its magic, in all its creativity.”
“And I wanted to be a part of it,
because I thought those were the most extraordinary people that could
take a situation and instead of becoming victims, become heroes. And
become courageous.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of
It Gets Better Project encourages troubled gay teens to not cave
in to bullies, because life gets better.