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Sally Field Talks With Oprah Winfrey About Raising Gay Children [VIDEO]

Field honored her gay son at a Human Rights Campaign gala.

By Ryan Buxton, EnStars on Dec 01, 2012 01:55 PM EST
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Sally Field poses at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood. (Photo : Reuters)

In a new interview with television legend Oprah Winfrey, actress Sally Field opens up about the importance of raising gay children to be proud of who they are.

Field will appear on an upcoming episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" along with actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Steven Spielberg to promote "Lincoln," their film about the nation's sixteenth president that is gaining considerable Oscar buzz.

A preview clip from Field's interview with Winfrey shows the actress, who plays Abraham Lincoln's wife in the film, discussing her vision for how the parents of a gay children should be vocal about the significance of raising them the right way.

"It's important to have a parent speak about raising a magnificent, proud, intelligent, funny, lovable, sexy gay son," Field tells Winfrey. "And there are so many parents who are frightened of that and who don't embrace their children as they struggle. Those children are struggling to embrace who they are, who nature - what nature intended them to be."

CLICK HERE to check out a snippet of Sally Field's interview with Oprah Winfrey on "Oprah's Next Chapter."

Field has spoken many times about her own son, Sam, who is gay. She honored him in October when she received the Human Rights Campaign Ally For Humanity Award.

"Nature made Sam. It wasn't a choice. He was always, always Sam. Glorious, smart, funny, sweet Sam. And finally at 20, long after he beat the crap out of his brothers at tennis and he knew more than anyone about basketball, at 20 he was finally able to stand up proudly and say: 'I am a gay man,'" Field said at the gala. "You all have fought for him as surely as if you were one of his parents. You've changed and are changing the lives of little boys and girls who realize somewhere along the way they're just different from their other brothers and sisters — and so the f--k what?"

Field's interview with Oprah will air Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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