The red equal sign that many Facebook users have been replacing their profile pictures with is part of the Human Rights Campaign’s social media effort to bolster support for gay marriage. The Human Rights Campaign organization launched the social media initiative in the days in which the Supreme Court is hearing arguments pertaining to California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Brad Pitt, 48, the star who famously said he wouldn’t consider getting married until gays also had the same right, is putting his money where his mouth is. Pitt agreed to match every contribution dollar-for-dollar to the Human Rights Campaign to fight anti-gay marriage initiatives in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington State, where the right for homosexual couples to marry is on the ballot for November 6.
Lana Wachowski, 47, the transgender filmmaker who directed, along with her brother, Andy Wachoski, the Matrix trilogy, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving, as well as the upcoming Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon — a project also undertaken with her brother and Run, Lola, Run's Tom Tykwer — opened up at the Human Rights Campaign's fundraising gala in San Francisco over the weekend, when she accepted the HRC's Visibility Award.
The stars supported gay rights at the Human Rights Campaign's annual black-tie benefit dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night. Pink, who was honored for her work with the HRC, posed with Modern Family stars Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who play gay fathers on the show.