Richard Dreyfuss Supports Gay Marriage

Last Saturday I headed down to city hall for a rally to reverse prop 8, something I’m obviously passionate about. The rally went well, there were thousands of people there, and our fight continues on. But as my friends and I were leaving the rally, something odd happened… I ran into Richard Dreyfuss.

At that moment, my head kind of exploded, and it was the most surreal feeling I’ve ever felt. Richard Dreyfuss, a hero of mine, whom I grew up watching in movies like Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was standing in front of me smiling. And like any dumb struck fan does, I said the stupidest thing possible, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!?!”. And like all amazing actors should react, he wittily responded, “C’mon, I know where to pick up all the hot guys…” – I started laughing, thrilled that he was ready to be my best friend.

It turned out he was waiting for his family to pick him up, so he just happened to be there. I asked him if I could take a picture of him with the Reverse Prop 8 sign that I created, and he graciously accepted. Someone mentioned offhand that we wouldn’t leak the photo to the newspapers, and he struck back, “Fuck the papers, you leak it wherever you want.”

So there you go. Richard Dreyfuss, one of my favorite actors since my childhood, supports me and my right to get married. Thank you sir, you are truly an awesome actor, and amazing human. I’d also like to suggest that everyone who supports this as well should click the banner over on the top right and join the group my friends and I have created called Actual Action. The name pretty much says it all, and you’ll definitely be hearing more about it in the near future.


November 17, 2008