The LGBTQ community just got a little bigger.
While accepting the Courage Award on Monday night from the Point Foundation, a national scholarship fund benefiting LGBTQ students, journalist Ronan Farrow revealed to those present that he identifies as part of the queer community.
“Being a part of the LGBT community–which recognized that reporting I was doing early on and elevated it, and has been such a stalwart source of support through the sexual assault reporting I did involving survivors who felt equally invisible–that has been an incredible source of strength for me,” Farrow said, according to LGBTQ Nation.
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“LGBT people are some of the bravest and most potent change agents and leaders I have encountered,”he continued, “and the most forceful defenders of the vulnerable and voiceless, because they know what it’s like to be there.”
“He’s not in the closet,” a friend told Page Six. “He’s been with guys, but he’s also been with girls. He’s open about both.”
While accepting his award, Farrow said that he was particularly proud of the work he had done to highlight the transgender community. The media too often, he said, “essentializes them, or reduces them to a medical process.”
Farrow was notably one of the journalists who received access to several Hollywood A-listers who came forth to talk about their experiences of sexual assault or harassment from mega-producer Harvey Weinstein.
Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Point Foundation
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