According to Gay Star News, and perhaps many others out there, Julianne Moore is a gay icon. Not only has she starred in various queer movies, but she’s also been a strong supporter and ally of the LGBTQ community for decades.
Outspoken Supporter of LGBTQ Rights
Moore has been an advocate for same-sex marriage long before it was legalized in the US in 2015, and even worked in Lambda Legal’s #IDo video campaign, in which she said, ‘We will keep fighting until all of us are truly equal.’
A Future with No Labels
In an interview with The Advocate in 2010, Moore explained how she hopes that loving who you love will no longer be an issue, but a normal reality. She said, ‘My children have plenty of friends who have two mommies or two daddies, so they really believe they have the choice to marry a man or a woman. By the time they’re adults, I hope that’s a reality for everyone.’
An Open-Minded Mom
Moore has been to many gay prides and has admitted to going to so many that she’s lost count. She embraces diversity and has raised her children to be accepting and open-minded.
Actress, Activist, and Author
If being a talented actress and LGBTQ rights activist wasn’t enough, Moore is also a best-selling author! Her book ‘Freckleface Strawberry,’ which was published in 2007, tells the story of a girl who at first did not accept her freckles but learned to love them and accept herself the way she was. And get this: a character in the book even has two moms!
An Unbreakable Bond
Moore has been gay designer and director Tom Ford’s muse for a large chunk of her career. Aside from dressing her in his enviable gowns, Ford and Moore have a bond that goes way further than fabric.
A Star in His Movie Debut
In 2009, Ford directed his first film, ‘A Single Man,’ for which he wrote a role specifically meant for Moore. The LGBTQ film tells the story of George Falconer (played by Colin Firth) and his misery after losing his longtime partner Jim to a car crash. Moore plays Charley, Falconer’s dearest friend and ex-wife.
Portraying LGBTQ Characters in Hollywood
Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has portrayed several queer characters. In ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ she plays homemaker Jules, wife to Dr. Nicole ‘Nic’ Allgood, the breadwinner of the family. In ‘Freeheld,’ she plays Laurel Hester, a detective who fights for her same-sex partner’s pension benefits after discovering she has terminal cancer. In ‘Maps to the Stars,’ she plays Havana Segrand, a fame-hungry actress who engages in a threesome with a man and a woman. And in ‘Chloe,’ she plays Catherine Stewart, a woman who hires an escort to test her husband’s fidelity and ends up falling for her.
Praise for Her LGBTQ Roles
Moore’s performances in these LGBTQ roles have been widely praised. She has won awards for her roles in ‘Maps to the Stars’ and ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ and her portrayal of Laurel Hester in ‘Freeheld’ received critical acclaim.
While Julianne Moore’s sexual orientation is not publicly known, her advocacy for LGBTQ rights and her portrayal of queer characters in film have made her a beloved figure in the LGBTQ community. She continues to use her platform to promote equality and acceptance for all.