Name: Kate Siegel
What is your job? Actress
What social causes are most important to you? LGBT rights.
What charity do you support – and how?
I volunteered for “No On 8” here in California to promote equal marriage rights under the law.
Why do you have a passion for this one in particular, is there a personal tie?
I think that it is a disgrace to have constitutional amendments to remove civil rights when all people should be equal under the law. I also believe it sets a dangerous precedent for the majority to be deciding rights for a minority.
Is there a particular way you would want to encourage readers to be involved?
If people would just start a dialog about this issue, it becomes very clear that all people want to be treated equally. Some generations and religions have a knee-jerk reaction to LGBT rights that keep these discriminatory laws in place. By educating others, this cause can really be moved forward.
How would you define social responsibility?
A sense of knowing that the world is bigger than your personal needs and wants, and a decision to work to further the quality of life for all people.
United Against H8 : http://www.unitedagainsth8.org/
No On Prop 8 : http://www.noonprop8.com/