Sally Field on her gay son: I’m horrified other parents would disapprove

I didn’t know that Sally Field has a gay son. I’ll be honest, I don’t delve into the personal lives of stars because I generally don’t care. But this is nice to see.

Sally Field is an ardent advocate of LGBT rights, even winning the Human Rights Campaign’s 2012 Ally for Equality Award. Her youngest son, Sam, presented her with the honor.

During an EW Radio town hall on SiriusXM this week, PEOPLE and EW editorial director Jess Cagle asked Field for any advice she would give to parents who expected their child was about to come out to them.

“First of all, don’t be frightened. And don’t put your own prejudices or fears about sexuality — your own fears about sexuality – on your children,” Field says. “Sexuality is a human glorious part of existence.”

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Bachmann Clarifies That ‘Boring’ Gay Marriage Remark

This woman. Ugh. It’s very telling when a woman like this is allowed into politics. We’re desperate I guess.

Michele Bachmann is singing the same, tired tune on same-sex marriage after all.

The Minnesota representative spoke about marriage equality with The Huffington Post’s Michelangelo Signorile for his SiriusXM Progress show during the Values Voter Summit in Washington Friday. During the brief conversation, she said marriage equality is “not an issue” and is actually “boring” now.

Although such remarks might suggest Bachmann — a staunch conservative who has campaigned against gay rights — has shifted her stance in the fight over marriage equality, she has not.

“What I said is that this won’t be the issue that drives the 2014 [midterm] election,” Bachmann later told WND. “I told the reporter it’s getting boring having them only press this issue with Republicans while ignoring Democrats.”

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