True Detective star-to-be, Colin Farrell, is doing his part when it comes to supporting same sex marriages.
The actor has written a heartwarming open letter in which he shows his support for gay marriage in Ireland, saying it was his older brother’s bullying experience when he was a gay youngster that inspired Colin to write the letter.
Living in Peace and Love
Farrell stated that his brother, Eamon, is now “living in peace and love with his husband of some years, Steven,” but also that he suffered beatings as a schoolboy by fellow pupils.
The Hollywood A-lister addressed the Sunday World newspaper pleading his nation to try and make history by voting in support of same-sex marriage at the referendum which is to happen next spring.
Surprised & Intrigued
He then continued to describe his own experience with his gay brother and said he was somewhat “surprised and intrigued” when he as a 12-year-old found out that his brother preferred men over women.
“I was curious because it was different from anything I’d known or heard of and yet it didn’t seem unnatural to me. I just knew my brother liked men and, I repeat, it didn’t seem unnatural to me. My brother, Eamon, didn’t choose to be gay,” said the actor.
“Yes, he chose to wear eyeliner to school and that probably wasn’t the most pragmatic response to the daily torture he experienced at the hands of school bullies. But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative.”
“Eamon and his partner, Steven Mannion are the healthiest and happiest couple I know“, said the 38-year-old Colin.