Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Voice for Equality: Renee Zellweger

Renée Zellweger is an American actress and producer. Zellweger first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire (1996), and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago (2002), and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama, Cold Mountain (2003). She has won three Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, establishing herself among the top echelon of Hollywood actresses. Other notable film appearances include: One True Thing, The Bachelor, Down With Love and Miss Potter. Learn more here.

It was announced on October 14, 2009 that Renee Zellweger would be participating in the Love Unites Shepard Fairey Equality Project, a new marriage equality advocacy project for which 100 celebrities would be signing their names and customizing a Shepard Fairey print titled Defend Equality - Love Unites. Fairey, whose Obama Hope print became the iconic emblem of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, was approached by FAIR, an LGBT grassroots marriage equality organization, to commission an image that would help unite and inspire the marriage equality movement. “I am proud to contribute the Defend Equality Love Unites image to the fight for marriage equality, and commend FAIR for putting this image to good use." The signed prints will be sold in online auctions through December 9, 2009. [Link]

Freedom to Marry salutes Renee Zellweger as a Voice for Equality! Learn about other Voices for Equality here.

If Ms. Zellweger's support inspires you - get involved. Click to support the urgent marriage equality effort in New Jersey here, and in New York here!

**Make your NOMINATION for a Voice for Equality today!

1 comment:

Dayna said...

Renee's print is AMAZING!