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Chloë Grace Moretz: Watching my two gay brothers struggle with coming out was ‘awful’

Chloë Grace Moretz: Watching my two gay brothers struggle with coming out was ‘awful’

Chloë Grace Moretz was in middle school when her brothers came out.

Chloë Grace Moretz has spoken out about the discrimination two of her brothers faced for being gay, which she said motivated her to fight for LGBTI rights.

The 18-year-old Kick-Ass star, who grew up in a ‘progressive’ and ‘open’ household, was in middle school when her brothers Trevor and Colin came out.

‘At 11, you’re incredibly observant and realizing what society is, and who you are, and people are kissing boys or girls for the first time, and you’re really starting to understand what sexuality is,’ she told Nylon magazine.

‘And to see my brothers struggle with the anxiety of having to come out was awful.’

‘The problem is we live in a society where we have to say the words, “I’m coming out.” No one should care what your sexual orientation is, what color your skin is, or if you’re a man or a woman,’ Moretz continued.

‘People would call them the f-word, and I would get so angry. It was really hard to see my brothers be hated on or bullied, so I stood up for them.

‘We shouldn’t be using these terms to create more labels and segregate us further apart than we already are. At a young age, I was motivated to fight for gay rights, women’s rights, minority rights – all human rights.’