Lena Dunham Shows Her Love For The LGBT Community

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One more reason to adore her.

If you (miraculously) have not fallen in love with Lena Dunham yet, you are about to.

The 'Girls' star attended the Point Foundation's Gala last night in support of the LGBTQ community and you can color us impressed. Not only did Lena share a personal story about her sister coming out, she also donated a whopping $25,000 to the foundation to show her support for the "non-stereotypical examples of the range of people who inhabit this amazing city."

 

Lena said that she was overjoyed when her sister came out at the age of 17. "I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community. It was actually a huge disappointment for me, when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men. So when my sister came out, I thought, Thank God, someone in this family can truly represent my passions and beliefs."

Lena revealed that her parents reacted to her sister's coming out positively and welcomed her new identify as an LBGTQ person with open arms. "Because of our parents' deeply held commitment to acceptance and equality, my sister's process of coming to terms with her sexuality was as angst-free as anything involving sex can really be. She was assured by the adults in her life that she was not only accepted, but adored for who she is."

She went on to address the portrayal of the LBGTQ community in the hit HBO show 'Girls', telling the audience that she feels "insanely lucky to work with talented individuals from all walks of life, who define themselves in beautiful and unusual ways."

It certainly seems like Point Foundation, which seeks to help LGBTQ students overcome social obstacles and get an education, found a major win in Lena Dunham!

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