Rupert Everett took advantage of his appearance at the British Independent Film Awards, to warn about the current situation of the LGTBI community. According to the agency Press Association, the actor of 59 years has assured that "in more than three quarters of the planet the challenge of being gay, lesbian or transgender remains a matter of life or death", and that the community must remain "vigilant" towards threats to their Rights.
The actor, who directs and stars the Happy Prince —a project about the years of Oscar Wilde in exile — claims that the rights that are often guaranteed in the West "might not be on the menu in the near future", so he makes a call to the Community LGTBI not to indulge in complacency. "We have made a lot of progress since the days of Oscar Wilde, fantastic things have happened. But we must remain vigilant because things are changing all over Europe, "he added.
The interpreter's statements occur five years after he refused to feel part of the "gay community." "In fact, I don't feel like I'm part of any community. I belong to humanity, "he said to the British magazine the Sunday Times. What has already ended up a wave of criticism from the collective was the fact that "There is nothing worse than having two gay parents."
A military son, Everett grew up in a conservative setting, and studied at a private boarding school, although he abandoned him at age 15 to study performance in London. After his passage through famous Hollywood films like the wedding of my best friend and Shakespeare in Love, The British has maintained a low profile in the film industry, something that he attributed to the admission of his homosexuality in the late 80 years. "Honestly, I would not recommend any actor who is thinking about his career coming out of the closet," he said years ago to the Guardiannewspaper.
Famous for his unfiltered statements, he has openly spoken of his rejection of gay marriage (he then pointed out that he was also against heterosexual marriage) or his excesses with drugs; In an interview with the Telegraph in 2014 he came to tell the journalist: "If you take a gram of coca now and offer me a line, I'm sure I would accept it." He has also bluntly expressed the "terror" with which he lived in the early years of AIDS. "I had been very promiscuous since I came to London. I had thrown myself headlong into the gay world, and then ALDs started and there was no way to know if you had it until 1985, with the HIV test. Many people I had been with were dying, and in a frightening way, "he confessed in the Guardian last year.