“Spider Man” star Sally Field says she cannot believe that there are parents who would disapprove of their children being gay.
Field, who is a strong advocate of LGBT rights, says she supported son Sam to get “accustomed to his identity as a gay man”, reported the Entertainment Weekly.
When asked on a radio programme about how parents should handle if their child is set to come out, Field, 69, said, “First of all, don’t be frightened. And don’t put your own prejudices or fears about sexuality — your own fears about sexuality – on your children. Sexuality is a human glorious part of existence.”
The actress said in her son’s case it was initially difficult for him to become accustomed to his identity as a gay man but she did her best to encourage him to discover his true self.
“I welcomed him to welcome himself and find that part of his life. What horrifies me is that there are parents who so disapprove, who are so brainwashed to think that this is something out of the Bible or ungodly or against nature,” Field continued.
“It’s not against nature if nature has actually done this. Sam was always Sam, this wonderful human that he is, from the time he was born. Some people actually shut their children out of the house when they’re young, they’re teenagers – they’re having a hard enough time to be teenagers and own any part of sexuality. I’m still trying to figure it out!,” she said.
Field is currently starring in “Hello, My Name Is Doris”.