Sally Field receives HRC Award from her gay son

Sally Field delivered a speech on behalf of her openly gay son when accepting the HRC’s Ally for Equality Award in Washington D.C. this weekend.

After being introduced by her son Sam, the emotional Oscar-winning actress said, “He grew up wanting to be just like his big brothers – athletic and rambunctious, not to mention a little bit macho.” She went on to note, “But Sam was different, and his journey to allow himself what nature intended him to be was not an easy one. As his mother, I consider it one of the great privileges of my life to be part it.”

But she drew the biggest cheers after she told the HRC crowd, “You’ve changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realize somewhere along the way they’re just different from their other brothers and sisters…and so the f**k what?”

via HuffPost