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Julianne Moore
Reaches Out to Kids, Gay Families

Julianne Moore
Reaches Out to Kids, Gay Families

Moorex390 talks to four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore about Save the Children, gay families, and Valentine's Day.

Four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore sat down with Advocate editor in chief Jon Barrett to talk about her Valentine's Day project with Save the Children -- cards designed by seven of today's top illustrators to raise money to fight poverty in America.

Moore serves as an ambassador for Save the Children; she tells that her experiences growing up in a military family and seeing poverty across the country moved her to get involved with the organization.

But she also says the added bonus of her involvement with Save the Children and in projects like these is in opening the lines of communication between parents and children on social issues.

"Gay families are everywhere in New York City," she says. "That's the other thing about my children growing up in New York is that, for them, you can be married to a girl or a boy. That's a given. That's been a given since preschool because there are plenty of gay families in New York City, which is one of the benefits of living in a place like this -- the inadvertent social and political education they receive."

Two of the illustrators involved in the project are gay, and Moore says she's especially excited that the project allows her to reach out to gay families because the LGBT people have such a history of "activism" and "charitable giving."

Check out's interview with Julianne Moore and find out how you can donate to Save the Children.

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