Voice for Equality: Mehcad Brooks

Mehcad Brooks is an American actor and former male fashion model. From 2005 to 2006, Brooks played the role of Matthew Applewhite on the popular ABC TV drama, Desperate Housewives. He recently appeared in Glory Road, and in the 2007 film, In the Valley of Elah. He guest starred on the TV series, The Game in 2008, and in 2009 appeared on FOX's Dollhouse. Brooks played Benedict "Eggs" Talley in the second season of HBO's True Blood. In Fall 2009, he will appear as attorney Malcolm Bennet in the new ABC series, The Deep End.

In a September 14, 2009 interview with Honey Magazine, Mehcad Brooks was quoted as saying:

I want a wife, I want kids. The whole thing. But I’m also not even concerned with marrying somebody until it’s legal for everybody to get married. I find it [Prop 8] really offensive. I just find it really problematic when you start throwing people’s rights away. Until we get our gay brothers and sisters back into a realm of consciousness that everyone else is in, it’s just not right. A woman who’s getting married — it’s maybe going to be a gay man who made her dress, and a gay man who’s doing her hair and makeup, but they can’t get married. How messed up is that? [Link]
Freedom to Marry salutes Mehcad Brooks as a Voice for Equality!

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