Will & Grace stars want their kids to be gay

Eric McCormack and Debra Messing makes statements at Trevor Project event

Will & Grace stars want their kids to be gay
26 June 2012

It’s been six years since Will & Grace left the air but the NBC sitcom about a gay man and his straight female best friend became front page news again when US Vice President Joe Biden referenced it when going public with his support of gay marriage.

The show’s stars, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing headlined the Trevor Live event Monday (25 June) and talked about their hopes for their children:

‘I pray to God my son grows up gay,’ McCormack said as the crowd at Chelsea Piers cheered.

Then Messing, currently starring on NBC’s Smash, expressed similar sentiments: ‘I know. I’d be devastated if my son grows up to be a hetero. I mean, I’d still love him … but as a parent you just envision a certain life for your child. I mean, if he’s straight, think of all the fabulous things he’s going to miss out on.’

She added: ‘When I think my son might never know the joys of having a quarter share on Fire Island and walking through Judy Garland Memorial Park on the way to the Meat Rack.’

Trevor Live is an annual fundraiser for The Trevor Project, the leading US organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.



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