Voice for Equality: Patricia Clarkson
June 16, 2009
The Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning actress, Patricia Clarkson, can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed film, "Elegy." She will next be seen in Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" and Woody Allen's "Whatever Works." Past credits include "Good Night, and Good Luck," "They Dying Gaul," "Far from Heaven," "Pieces of April," " The Station Agent," "Miracle," "High Art," "Dogville," "Welcome to Collinwood," "The Pledge," and "The Green Mile." Born and raised in New Orleans, Patricia actively supports the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims.
In June 2009, she spoke before the Human Rights Campaign’s annual dinner and said, “It is an injustice that, in this room, many of you pay your tax money to the very public institutions that deny you rights other Americans enjoy; pay your tax money for public schools that will not accept you as legal parents; pay your tax money for the paper on which they print the goddamn marriage licenses you cannot get.” Click to see full video of HRC speech.
Freedom to Marry is proud to salute Patricia Clarkson as a Voice for Equality!