WATCH: Tony Winner Audra McDonald Speaks Out For Marriage Equality

Given that she’s the toast of Broadway, we kind of suspected Porgy and Bess Tony winner Audra McDonald was an ally to the LGBT community. But in this chat with BET’s Clay Cane, she really lays out the importance of marriage equality, especially in the African-American community.

Of course, we would swoon just listening to Audra read from the telephone book. Do they still make telephone books?

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  • Dennis Velco

    Thanks for this article and your reporting. I just booked marked you as a new source as I curate global LGBT news & resources and group moderator.  What you do is appreciated.

    As an adoptive parent .. Thank you for being first open to a home for children and then being open to allowing the world to really see you. Thank you. You all are nothing less than beautiful.

    I posted it to my LGBT Group on LinkedIn to spur members to read your article and to make comment. I also scooped it at Scoop.It on my LGBT Times news mashup.

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  • mgreehan

    Audra has been an outspoken ally for the LGBT community for years…this woman is a goddess!!

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