Judith Light on What #MeToo Accusers Can Learn From the LGBTQ Community

Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light spoke out on Friday about how her own advocacy within the LGBT community has helped inform her views on the #MeToo movement and women stepping forward to identify incidents of harassment and worse at the hands of men. “I am so relieved and grateful and joy filled that these stories are being told,” Light told TheWrap editor in chief Sharon Waxman on Friday at the Power Women Breakfast NYC. Light, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ issues, said that watching women share their experiences recalled for her how the questions that many people were asking during the early days of the gay-rights movement. “It goes back to the thing I was talking about the LGBTQ community,” she said. “Who will you be? Who is your authentic self? If you have secrets you need to tell them. You need to talk about them and that’s what’s happening and that is something that really thrills me.”