Actor Colin Farrell penned an emotional letter that was published in Sunday’s World illustrating his brother’s journey as a gay man.
“My brother Eamon didn’t choose to be gay,” he wrote in an essay. “But he was always proud of who he was. Proud and defiant and, of course, provocative. Even when others were casting him out with fists and ridicule and the laughter of pure loathsome derision, he maintained an integrity and dignity that flew in the face of the cruelty that befell him.”
Eamon had to marry his husband Steven in Canada where it could be celebrated.
“That’s why this is personal to me,” Colin shared. “The fact that my brother had to leave Ireland to have his dream of being married become real is insane. INSANE.”
He added, “It’s time to right the scales of justice here. To sign up and register to vote next year so that each individual’s voice can be heard.”
Allegedly more than 67% of Ireland voters support same-sex marriage.
“How often do we get to make history in our lives?” he asked readers. “Not just personal history. Familial. Social. Communal. Global. The world will be watching. We will lead by example. Let’s lead toward light.”