Thursday, December 3, 2009

Voice for Equality: Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen is an American actress. She came to fame during the 1980s, having appeared in several films aimed at a teenage audience including: Fire with Fire and the slasher classic, Candyman. Two decades later, she once again became known after an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated role in the 2004 film, Sideways. Madsen has made numerous television appearances including: Star Trek: Voyager, CSI: Miami, Dawson's Creek, The Practice and Frasier. She starred opposite Ray Liotta in CBS's short-lived crime drama, Smith. Most recently she has appeared as Captain Stottlemeyer's (Ted Levine) love interest on Monk. Learn more here.

It was announced on October 14, 2009 that Virginia Madsen 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. See Virginia's customized print below. [Link]

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

If Ms. Madsen'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!

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