March 23, 2017

NFL’s Scott Fujita speaks out about LGBT equality

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, now playing with the Cleveland Browns, has been doing something extraordinary for a professional football player in the prime of his career: he has been speaking out for LGBT equality.

Straight allies are critical to the LGBT equal rights movement and when I talked to Scott recently, I wondered what made him decide to be an advocate.

“I have a unique family history,” he explained. “My parents went through internment camps during World War II and there experience has taught me to stand up for the rights of everybody – equality across the board regardless of what the issue is. This issue has come alive has come alive in the last couple of years and it’s been important to me because equality to me is the most important thing.”

To read more go to GregInHollywood.com.

About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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