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Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign for Marriage Equality

Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign for Marriage Equality

Brad Pitt has just generously offered to donate $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign to support efforts in campaigning for marriage equality.

“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Brad wrote on the HRC‘s website.

“In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples – our friends and neighbors – are worthy of the same protections as everyone else,” Brad added. “But that’s the system we have and I’m not going to back down from the fight for loving and committed couples to have the ability to marry. Especially when groups like the Human Rights Campaign are fighting these battles day-in and day-out.”

“If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to ask yourself on the day after the election, what else could I have done?” he added to People.

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  • ellen

    should’ve gone to people who’s homes were destroyed in the hurricane. this issue is not that important.

  • ellen

    i know its his money and he can do what he wants but still.

  • J

    @ellen: Spoken like someone with plenty of privilege to spare. Human rights aren’t important? Please.

  • ellen

    @J
    i have nothing against gays. i support them having equal rights. just stating MY opinion that there are more issues that need greater concern. nothing against brad either i like his films too.

  • danf

    that is very cool of him! i wish we could see him more with his fiance

  • Maria

    I love and respect this man! he’s got a heart of gold.

  • jess

    So you’re worth approx 150 million dollars and you donate $100,000. Quick someone give this guy a Nobel Prize *rolls eyes*.

  • plez

    Great work Brad in supporting the rights of all human beings.
    .
    Ellen, Brad started Make It Right. I doubt YOU need to tell him about the need to help those that have all their homes.

  • J

    I used to like him but he is so annoying to me now .

  • plez

    Rose, Susan and GC hope you are warm and safe dealing with the aftermath of Sandy. Indeed that goes for all of those dealing with the Hurricane Sandy.

  • isa

    so cute!!! I so love him
    please read my fic http://fanfictionscouples.blogspot.com/ is about them

  • Silly Cam

    People are silly and have no brains…Brad is doing a great thing and the haters are hating on him. You should ask yourself…what have you done lately to contribute to our society…nothing? Therefore, shut up already!

  • t.m.delafonda

    There are always going to be those who use religion or personal beliefs as a means to deny someone else their basic human rights. Just as there will always be the trolls/haters on this thread whom hate others, specifically, Brad and Angelina for being the generous and compassionate people that they are, and, living beautiful and full lives. But, the one thing that haters/trolls can not stop is life, it finds a way. So no matter how long it takes or how hard things may seem life PROGRESSES. Good job Brad for being a good and kind HUMAN being.

  • PJ

    Well done Brad.
    You can’t please everyone.
    Why do people always try to knock the good guys?

  • i wanna little gold man

    ~~~ “If you’re like me, you don’t want to have to ask yourself on the day after the election, what else could I have done?”

    hahahahaah, after losing an oscar for moneybomb and the homoerotic jesse james movie HE WANTS AN OSCAR BAD!!!! why doesn’t he remind them he’s related to barak obama while he’s at it?

    look what i did academy. remember what i have done for you gays academy, if i’m gonna promise to get married in the future and be miserable, you gays should have the right to REALLY do it. academy, i wanna shiny little gold man! academy, hey predominately gay and bi academy! looook at me! remeeeeeeeember me! give me a fuccking oscar so i can get on with leaving this crazy ball and chain and HER kidlets behind!!!! ~~~

  • interested

    Oh Brad. I think the fact that our country is in the economic toilet is like 1000 times more important to most people right now. UGh

  • The sexual inadequacy of Simy

    All comments from the same one person on the first page:
    mind control @ 10/31/2012 at 10:57 am
    Brad PuPitt @ 10/31/2012 at 11:01 am
    jess @ 10/31/2012 at 11:02 am
    J @ 10/31/2012 at 11:22 am (name stolen from the J at 10:50 am which the troll thinks is Jared himself)
    Lillianne @ 10/31/2012 at 11:26 am
    Angeliana & Benetton Army @ 10/31/2012 at 11:27 am
    poo @ 10/31/2012 at 11:38 am
    Bradley @ 10/31/2012 at 11:44 am

  • enufalready

    These Hollywood celebs think they’re all that and that EVERYONE is going to vote the way THEY do. Surprise! Some of us don’t give a crap what you think, Brad. You want to raise “genderless” children and vote for gay marriage? Well go ahead, that’s your right. But don’t try to push your Hollywood elitist attitude on the rest of us. We can vote just fine without you trying to “impress” us with your tax deductible donations!! What a shame you didn’t feel as much “passion” about how you were hurting your WIFE when you were banging Jolie!!!!

  • reeven

    WOW, BITTER MUCH PEOPLE?
    HE IS AMAZING AND GORGEOUS, LOVE HIM

  • Passing Through

    I see the troll has once again beat the fans to the new thread. Brad’s dedicated the last 5 years to helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina and still the troll has the nerve to biitch about where he chooses to donate other monies. This donation was made BEFORE HURRICANE SANDY hit, ya dimwit! Ergo there were no relief efforts to donate to. Honest to God…these kneejerk reactions without bothering to think it through – if they can – have gotten to be so freakin’ pathetic. Brad and Angie give more money and time to their causes than the trolls who sit around badmouthing them, which, admittedly, ain’t that hard to do because the trolls aren’t giving anything but grief to Brad and Angie. Lame ass losers.

  • Fan was late

    lol

  • 3,2,1…

    @The sexual inadequacy of Simy:

    ~~~ do u even read the stuff you cc and paste? you last ccp paragraph….’They see everyone as their enemy because of their feelings of worthlessness, inferiority, and negative emotions. Most of this group are the type of people who regularly cut or self-harm, are loners who listen to anti-social music (punk / loud aggressive heavy metal), or are part of the ‘emo’ or ‘Goth’ community’

    …..hahahahaa sounds like your precious idol angleiron to me. she has no friends, she has a history of cutting herself and hiring a hitman to kill herself and she certainly played the role of dark badass antisocial misfit to her emo goth fans of which she has many. brangeloon=troll.

    ‘Trolls should be banned from the internet, and made to attend classes for their ‘mental health issues’, and be made to discuss why they feel the need to upset / harass / defame / belittle people online….they vent their frustration by attacking other people online. You will find these types of trolls often post the most violent or abusive posts, mostly towards women because of their sexual inadequacy.’

    ~~ hahahahaah, countdown 3-2-1 to loons doing this to jennifer aniston on this brad pitt thread!!! wait for it,wait for it, here it comes…..3,2,1… ~~

  • cookie

    Interesting that this donation is in his name only – no jolie-pitt donation – just pitt – interesting.

  • first and last post

    @The sexual inadequacy of Simy:
    re: “We have been studying Troll behavior for many years.”

    who is “We”??? where is the link to this…content follows credibility of the author and intent…blog?, pop psychologist/psychiatrist aka Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil??? in generic pop magazine like Prevention? or credible medical/psych journal? Thanks for a link.

  • groundcontrol

    Well, I think it’s time to clear the homophobes off the thread.
    .
    Human rights and equal protection IS an economic issue. The depth of ignorance on this thread is mind boggling.
    .
    And for those suffering from inequal treatment in our society there is no insurance against it like there is for hurricane damage. There will be no telethons for them to repair the human damage suffered through the years.
    .
    KUDOS to Brad for his effective and timely generosity annd support of such an important issue as the human rights of his fellow citizens. The warped and hateful thinking exhibited by the radical right and fundamentalists is a scary and unAmerican phenomemon.
    .
    As for the juveniles who are obsessed with the Jolie Pitts and every breath they take, well, they are as intelligent as gnats in a hurricane.

  • groundcontrol

    @first and last post:
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    #####################
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    Great to see you here, FALP. I guess some people can’t handle expert opinion or questioning of psych theories. You got a thumbs up from me.
    .
    I contacted Jared to clean up this thread. This is a human rights issue and we don’t need these barely disguised homophobic posts stinking up the joint.

  • mrst

    This is one of many reasons why I am a Pitt fan for life…God bless the Jolie-Pitts!

  • carry

    This staetment makes me think brad will fly to vegas angie and elope. oh the never ever couple of our generation JPs. I want their wedding. :D

  • https://twitter.com/SaadGKhan Saad Khan

    Marriage is a religious act not customary I don’t get it why would anyone would support same-sex marriages?
    when clearly same-sex relationships are unacceptable and not supported by any religion.

  • Passing Through

    GC & FALP -
    .
    Glad to see you guys made it through the hurricane safely. It’s just too bad Hurricane Sandy didn’t take out the trolls. I hope the other ladies are ok as well. I wonder if 4Q, Wonderbust and some of the others are amonst those without power? If so, I hope it’s back on soon because the temperature is only in the lower to mid-50s during the day and it’s certainly lower than that at night.

  • carry

    jared site is acting up today it took forever to load this page. only this site

  • to carry

    @carry:

    Hahaha! Maybe it is because you are trying to post every minute when you are online TROLL!

  • thelookoflove1365

    More props to Brad for supporting gay marriage. Haters, trolls, and religious bigots, and intolerant ignoramus can just shove it where the sun dont shine. I wish more people of promininent position come out and support it. Thank you Brad and Angie.
    .

  • Yoco

    Marriage equality is about civil marriage. no religious group will be forced to perform samesex marriage.Just like no religion can be forced to perform interracial marriage. Same sex couples want the right to apply for marriage. liscence and have their relationship recognized by the government .It has nothing to do. with religious marriage ceremony.
    .

  • The sexual inadequacy of Simy

    Looks like I was right; six out of eight of the comments I pointed out as made by the same one troll were deleted. And I have almost not included “Jess” since I thought it didn’t sound like Simy.
    .
    @first and last post: I don’t know where it’s from, I just copy-pasted from the last thread. It’s obviously not from professional psychiatrists but it doesn’t really matter; It hit the troll in the face. Her cockroaches have to be put back in their hole. See how she even reported Passing Through’ comment about Simy just being cray cray.
    .
    The way to get rid of trolls is not always by ignoring them. Sometimes, it’s more painful to them to be shown & horrified at their own ugliness and/or to have their deviances exposed without any pity.

  • carry

    @to carry: no dumb ass it is only today like this and now itis better still slow. yesterday it was certain things wasn’t working like thumb up and down button now it is slow to load . you are not only ass but also balless to not to post your name

  • Good Job Brad!

    Kudos to Brad- Angie must be so proud. The JP kids are very lucky to have such kind and caring parents! This part of Brad’s statement especially struck me:

    It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days,” Brad wrote on the HRC‘s website.

    I live in Maryland and have already voted via absentee ballot. It DID feel awful to see a yes/no re: a person’s civil rights ON A BALLOT. Of course, I voted for equality, but if feels very wrong that it should have to be voted on at all- it’s gross- like n*zis or slave times. But, as Brad said, it’s the system we have. Makes Angie’s “know your rights” tat all the more poignant.

  • Truth

    7 million for a cheesy ad and all he can give is pocket change. Lainey and celebitchy are still making fun of this fool. His number 1 supporters think he’s a joke.

  • dani

    @ellen:

    Ellen, do you not realize that he is spear heading the Make It Right foundation that is rebuilding homes in NOLA’s poor 9th ward and in a poorer section of KCMO? Homes in New Orleans that have been built with future hurricanes in mind? He has committed a great deal of time and money to this cause…affordable, sustainable housing for those that were forgotten by the rich donors, the government and others in the aftermath of Katrina. How presumptuous of you to know that he isn’t going to provide money or help to those blasted by Hurricane Sandy. He gave this money days ago. Before criticizing him for doing something with his OWN money and ignoring Sandy–why don’t you wait and see what happens. Officials are still mapping out the scope of this storm. And quite frankly it isn’t Brad’s place in the world to save anyone from Sandy nor does he have to give money. There are plenty of other stars out there that sit on their bejeweled and gowned bottoms and do nothing for anyone at any level. I would think that they would be more worthy of your criticisms.

  • Truth

    What happened with the relationship between people and brangelina? They used a terrible photo of Chanel’s spokesman. You can actually see crust on his lips. Bwhaha

  • Truth

    The funny thing is Brad Pitt actually thinks he’s influential. He buys into his own hype. Remember when he was all about Prop 8 and it still failed? Oh, you don’t remember. LololololoL if some hillbilly in pittstains own town doesn’t believe in gay marriage Pittstain thinks by saying its okay the hillbilly will change his mind. Bwhaha most people have already decided what side they’re on without pittstains help. Thank you very much. At least jolie stays out of my voting booth. Pittstain should worry about taking care of his children before he preaches to the public. I don’t trust a man that can’t take care of his own children.

  • Truth

    Don’t trust a man that can’t come to his own mothers and or children’s defense when she’s being lynched by his adoring media. He thinks its all good in the hood but moms/women never forget that. Angelina said it well n her op about Malala. “The following morning, the news showed pictures of children across Pakistan holding up Malala’s picture at vigils and demonstrations, and praying in schools. My son worried that girls were going to be shot for standing up for Malala. I told him that they were aware of the danger, but publicly supporting her reflects how much Malala means to them.”

    .
    Don’t think angelina didn’t give pittstain the side eye when he ignored the hate his mother received for supporting Romney.

  • awww

    you rock Brad.

  • Truth

    Have a nice day, brangtards.

  • lurker

    brad trending

    TRENDING NOW
    1. Radio host attacked
    2. Gosling surprises ki…
    3. Carly Rae Jepsen sued
    4. Pitt’s $100K donation
    5. Medicare

  • Eva

    Gay people are human beings, thus they should have all the rights any human being has, they should be able to marry people they love. I am proud of Brad.

  • lurker

    this is a third week in a row useless people mag has a silly fat tick side story,i stopped buying and reading them years ago.Hope brad and angie never release any pictures through them

  • laab

    The power of Brad…my husband watched the Chanel commercial and commented on it. He never does this but he actually watched it and said that was lame. The fact that he even watched and said something about it just tells you the power of Brad because most of the time as soon as a commercial comes on he switches channels.

    As for the “adoring media” ie tabs, why would Brad even stoop to that level or dignify anything to them? Not worth his time.

  • Passing Through

    # 48 lurker @ 10/31/2012 at 3:50 pm
    .
    You’ll notice how Ticky got a sidebar because Squigs agreed to be seen in public with her at a professional function…and Angie taking the kids Halloween shopping didn’t. Huvsy has a direct deposit account with Peeps. Peeps will waste a sidebar on some dumb Ticky item and then when you read the mag you’ll see that the “story” is a full page photo with 2 or 3 short paragraphs in a text box and they always say the same thing: “Jen looked great!” or “Jen looked absolutely stunning!” or “Jen looked so beautiful and natural!” and since she’s been with Squigs, “Justin just adores Jen!” or “Jen simply adores Justin!” or “Justin doted on Jen all night!” or “They’re so perfect together!” Make up you own variations on the theme but you can take that blank check to the bank.

  • tamsin

    Oh so this is what the drug addict’s PR team advised. He clearly took a page from the ho’s book, even posting a “meaningful” opinion on a website, and pulling a fauxmanitarian stunt to make people forget about his recent blunders as an admitted drug addict and failed perfume seller. LOL… a $100K is nothing for Pothead- we know he used to spend that much getting drunk and playing poker with his buddies.

    Let’s all thank the druggie for reminding us that he’s still “fighting” for equality. He simply wants Angie to go back to Jenny S and he probably wants to get back in touch with Thom Racine. Do his kids know about Pitty’s gay lover? :D

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