Jane Fonda wants LGBT youth to know they are loved and appreciated.
“Just know that you are not alone, that all around this country, there are places that you can go to find support and help and advice and love,” the Oscar winner told the Advocate.
“Do not despair, no matter what your parents say,” she added. “You’ve got to understand, it can be very hard for parents to hear that their son or daughter is gay. But it’s their problem. It’s not your problem.”
Fonda, who plays a woman whose husband has left her for his male business partner, has long been a vocal ally to the LGBT community. She recently announced she’s joined the list of celebrities boycotting North Carolina over HB2.
“We’re in this together, she said at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Vanguard Awards in November.
“And one thing we can do is to support the passage of an equal rights amendment the will ban discrimination based on gender, sexual preference and sexual identity once and for all.”
Look for more of Fonda and fellow icon Lily Tomlin when Season two of Grace and Frankie begins streaming on Netflix this Friday.