Robert De Niro has been on the side of the LGBT community as far as I can remember. It seems he wanted to be open about important people in his life. One was his dad and on 20014 he made it point to say how much he loved his dad who died in 1994. He was not as close to his dad as he was to his mom because his parents were divorced and he was raised by his mom. But he says there was love between them and his dad "was not an absent dad." He also says he remembers being dimly aware his dad was gay. He proudly even made a documentary of those times and about the relationship
with his dad and his growing up. Now he opens up about having a son who is also gay and how concern he is for his son's safety because of an anti gay president, Trump. I wonder how much the milennials know about this man and magnificent actor. He is had the looks, the fame and all that goes with it but he is also is had an honesty about something most straight men don't like to go into. That is being gay. Yes it was in his family but he is not the only famous person with gay members in his family except they keep it as a secret and will pay or sometimes even kill to mantain tha secret. Would it matter? To some everything matters but so many of us have come out that have made easier for the rest o the community to convince the straight community not to oppose our legal and human rights. Many, particularly those in power for what ever reason have taken the advice to heart. Men like De Niro sets people at ease that is ok to be who you are. This is not a disease except very capable men and women Like Davinci have beeen gay and also talented beyond belief. I wont generalised but when I see a gorgeous man whi is also talented the thought crosses my mind.
|De Niro and De Caprio, Two straight fire fighters for the LGBT Community|
by Lewis Corner
The legendary actor has said he believes the current President of the United States is a “white supremacist” and added that he worries about how his public discourse and policies will affect marginalised communities.
“I’m older now and I’m just upset about what’s going on,” De Niro said in a new interview with The Guardian. “When you see someone like [Trump] becoming president, I thought, well, OK, let’s see what he does – maybe he’ll change. But he just got worse.
“It showed me that he is a real racist. I thought maybe as a New Yorker he understands the diversity in the city but he’s as bad as I thought he was before – and much worse. It’s a shame. It’s a bad thing in this country.”
De Niro has six mixed-race children, and when conversation turned to the rise of Trump making people with racist, homophobic and sexist views feel legitimised, he added: “Yeah, I worry, and one of my kids is gay, and he worries about being treated a certain way. We talk about it.”
When asked if he would consider Trump a white supremacist, he replied: “Yes.”
A fascist? “I guess that’s what it leads to,” De Niro said. “If he had his way, we’d wind up in a very bad state in this country. I mean, the way I understand it, they laughed at Hitler. They all look funny. Hitler looked funny, Mussolini looked funny and other dictators and despots look funny.
“What bothers me is that there will be people in the future who see him as an example and they’ll be affected in some way, but they’ll be a lot smarter and have many more colours to their personality and be more mercurial and become someone with the same values as he has but able to get much further and do more damage as a despot. That’s my worry. There are people who look up to him: ‘I want to be like him.’ But they’ll do it much better and they’ll be more smart about it.”
De Niro is opposed to Trump so much that if he ever bumped into him around New York City, he’d walk away.
“If he walked into a restaurant that I was in, I would leave. I would not want to be there,” he admitted.
Robert De Niro has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump throughout both the 2016 US election and his presidency.
Last year he was one of a number of high-profile names – which also included Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton – who was sent a pipe bomb by fanatical Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc.
The bodybuilder sent out 13 pipe bombs to people who were the most outspoken about Trump and his administration’s policies.
Meanwhile back in November, Bernie Sanders – the Vermont senator who lost the Democratic nomination for president to Hillary Clinton back in 2016 – described Trump as “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history”.
It came weeks after a leaked memo from the Trump administration said it was looking to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans discrimination on the basis of sex.
The proposal would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by an individual’s genitals at birth.
However, after being re-elected as speaker of the House of Representatives on 3 January, a position she previously held from 2007 to 2011, Democrat Nancy Pelosi reaffirmed her long-time support for the queer community.
In her first speech as speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi announced that she will seek to pass the Equality Act – which would outlaw discrimination against LGBTQ people – in the upcoming Congress.