Voice for Equality: LuAnn de Lesseps
June 21, 2010
Posted by Marc Malkin on eonline.com:
LuAnn de Lesseps is best known for her appearances on the reality television show The Real Housewives of New York City. Her nickname of "Countess" comes from her previous marriage to Frenchman Alexandre de Lesseps, a descendant of Ferdinand de Lesseps, the architect of the Suez Canal.
"The Real Housewives of New York City star recently sat down to pose with tape over her mouth for the NOH8 campaign supporting the freedom to marry.
"'I believe that any two people who are in love and are ready to commit to each other should have that opportunity,' she says. 'It's not about marriage per se, it's about equality. The LGBT community has been so supportive of me, so I want to be as supportive to them as I can be.'
"NOH8 was started by photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley shortly after the passage of Prop 8, the California ballot initiative that prohibits marriage equality.
"Other celebs who have participated include Jane Lynch, Kelly Osbourne, Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson, Kathy Griffin, Kim Kardashian, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and director Bryan Singer, among many others."
Freedom to Marry salutes 'Countess' LuAnn de Lesseps as a Voice for Equality.