Singer and actress Mandy Moore recently revealed that her mother and both of her brothers are LGBTQ, and that everyone is more fulfilled living their truths.
In an interview with Byrdie, the This Is Us star, who plays a dedicated mother of triplets in the hit series, was asked if she ever felt pressure to lead a traditional family life.
“No,” Moore declared without hesitation. “I’ve never really talked about this, but my parents are divorced. My mother left my father for a woman. And both of my two brothers are gay.”
Moore said growing up her nuclear family was unfractured and that her parents did an incredible job raising her and her siblings. And today, the family is “exactly where they should be.”
“Everyone’s so much happier, richer, and more fulfilled being their authentic selves,” she said.
Moore voiced her support for HRC and marriage equality when she helped turn the internet red with HRC’s iconic red logo in 2013, as well as ahead of the Supreme Court’s nationwide marriage equality decision in 2015.
Coming out – whether it is as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied – matters. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. Beyond that, our stories can be powerful to each other.
Whether it’s for the first time ever or the first time today, the experience of coming out and living openly covers the full spectrum of human emotion — from fear to euphoria, and is a deeply personal journey for each individual. Learn more at HRC’s Coming Out Center.