The actress who plays Quinn Fabray on Glee is making good use of her show’s filming hiatus by promoting tolerance, both onstage and on the Web.
Dianna Agron, who in April wrote a heartfelt piece about costar Chris Colfer for Time magazine’s 2011 list of the world’s 100 most influential people, has taken to her personal blog to share her thoughts on the importance of accepting people for who they are.
“Kindness moves mountains,” Agron wrote. “Acceptance opens doors, makes room for change, diffuses misunderstanding. Every day, people commit hate crimes because of misunderstandings. Hate effects the target, and consumes the person behind the gun. It is crazy to realize that we have been in war for almost our entire existence on this planet. Many times for reasons of greed and hate.”
Agron, who’s in the midst of Glee’s month-long, 42-show summer tour, also defended her choice to don a T-shirt bearing the message “Likes Girls” in a recent performance:
“Many of you asked, ‘why?’ This is my response. I am not asking for you to agree with what I am saying, but if you are listening, thank you. That is all I can ask. ... I am lucky to live in a place where I can wear almost anything that I want to express myself, and that jail is not a probable consequence. Which makes me feel as if I should exercise my right to do so every now and then.”
Read Dianna's full blog entry here.