Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Voice for Equality: Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy is an American actor, writer, and director who has appeared in several movies, including Meet the Parents and Good Night, and Good Luck, and television shows such as The Wire, Boston Public, Law & Order and the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Saint Maybe. McCarthy wrote and directed the independent films The Station Agent and The Visitor. McCarthy also starred in Flags of Our Fathers as James Bradley. McCarthy stars in the final season of The Wire as a morally challenged reporter named Scott Templeton. McCarthy's second feature film was The Visitor, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. For The Visitor, McCarthy won the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director. McCarthy appeared in the 2009 dramas The Lovely Bones and 2012, and will direct the pilot episode of Game of Thrones for HBO and the BBC. Learn more here.

Mr. McCarthy was photographed wearing a White Knot at the Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, CA on February 21, 2009. The White Knot for Equality organization is dedicated to the idea of marriage equality. One of their quotes is “Everyone should have the right to tie the knot,” and they illustrate this point by producing and distributing White Knots nationally and worldwide. They encourage marriage equality supporters to “wear the White Knot every day to show support and to create conversation. Share the White Knot and spread the word that all loving couples deserve the same legal rights, benefits, and respect that civil marriage bestows." [Link]

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

If Mr. McCarthy's support inspires you, get involved.

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