Actor Ezra Miller recently shared his opinion about the importance of queer visibility in the media. The 25-year-old star shared his thoughts in an interview with Gay Times’ Gay Pride issue, reports JustJared.com.
“Having been a mentally ill, disaffected queer youth, I know how much it can matter to see queer people surviving and thriving. Being loved, and loving themselves, life and the world,” he said, adding, “We all know vaguely the statistics of suicide among queer youth, and the murder of queer and gender nonconforming people. Promoting visibility is a really powerful tool against that.”
Talking about the queer relationship with the current political scenario, Ezra said, “I think what can be really powerful at this time is to create for ourselves a mode of response and a mode of care, where we can both respond to the intense and constant and ridiculous hellstorm of these times. But we can also care for ourselves and make space to care for ourselves, so we can do that and do it effectively, so that attempting to respond or stay present with this constant barrage of atrocities doesn’t overcome us as individuals and as a collective across the earth.”