High Art actress and mom of a lesbian daughter Ally Sheedy has become an enthusiastic LGBT activist over the past few years.
Her role in the Lisa Cholodenko film is iconic and, despite the fact that Ally has had several other high-profile roles in famous films, she is still approached on the street by fans of Lucy Berliner.“Women in general come up to me about that movie.It’s a mixture – a huge percentage of gay women really identified with Lucy or fell in love with Lucy,” Ally said.“I just hope it goes because I love it.” Read all about Sheedy’s work with the Ali Forney Center, her thoughts on High Art and more on After Ellen. Ally Sheedy has become passionate about LGBT activism in the last couple of years, which she says can really be tied to her family, especially her 17-year-old out daughter Rebecca.So we’ve been trying to kind of raise the awareness level, so we had a rally last Monday and we’re trying to get people to understand what’s going on.”Ally said that there are 3,800 kids without a place to live in New York and that 40 percent of the homeless are LGBTQ youth.
“The shelters can’t really accommodate them safely here,” Ally said.
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What makes the role especially exciting is that Sheedy plays a lesbian. So she's the editor, one of the editors, and is divorced or not any longer with her ex and marries another woman and has a child. and all the unconventional, strange things relationships are today,” Sheedy explains.
She says that lending her voice to the Ali Forney Center and making sure New York State does not cut funding for the non-profit that offers 250 beds for homeless LGBT youth is all because she feels “a personal pull.”“When it’s right in your state, living here,” Ally said. In the freezing winter, the kids will have a warm place for the day but at night, they’re on the street.
And having a teenager and seeing the teenagers — it really hit me.”, also says the gay community is her community.
"It's funny, there are a lot of women in general who, for some reason, got hooked by that movie.