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Ian McKellen Says Gay People Can Relate To Struggles Faced By “X-Men” Mutants

ian_mckellen_4When Bryan Singer asked me to be in these films he sold it to me on just this point: as a gay man you can identify with mutants – people who have talents [but] are despised by society as they’re different. In many areas of the world being gay is still a mutancy which is clearly not tolerated in some societies. You can be put to death for your sexuality. Not in this country. We have advanced – it’s been one of the great joys of my life – since these films have been made.”

Sir Ian McKellen, star of X-Men: Days of Future Past, discussing the appeal the popular comic-based franchise films hold for queer viewers

H/t: Pink News