On Thursday night, the LGBT sci-fi group Geeks OUT held its annual benefit art show, this time honoring actress and ally Sigourney Weaver. “Dream Weaver” saw more than a dozen artists donating works inspired by the talented star of Aliens, Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Gorillas in the Mist, and the Emmy-nominated Prayers for Bobby, the true-life story of a homophobic mother coming to grips with the suicide of her gay son.
Weaver herself couldn’t attend the benefit—she’s currently starring on Broadway in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike—but she sent a message of support to the group and gave a special shout-out to Dream Weaver organizer (and friend of Queerty) Jono Jarrett:
Dear friends and fellow geeks at Geeks OUT,
I send you greetings from Broadway where I am performing in a new comedy by Christopher Durang. I am extremely touched and thrilled to be honored by Geeks OUT as a queer geek icon and muse. It means so much to me that my work has been relevant and encouraging to the LGBT community.
I support each and every one of you to be exactly and gloriously who you are and all you can be. The planet needs your individuality and talent and power to make it a more humane and respectful and fantastic place, where everyone is valued and celebrated equally. So rock on and geek out, my friends. Have a wonderful time tonight.
Thank you again for this awesome honor, thanks for very much to Jono Jarrett for getting in touch and going forward, and please come see us geeks on Broadway!
What a class act!