Anne Hathaway, who has been a part of the gay-rights movement since even before she co-starred in the landmark film Brokeback Mountain, told British GQ this month that she and her traditionally Catholic family left the Church over its views on homosexuality. Having a gay family member was enough to make them, like many other families, feel unwelcome. “The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out,” she told the magazine. “Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?” Though, in all honesty, after Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri embroiled the Vatican in a scandal over their seeming involvement in the convicted fraud’s phony real-estate scheme, we’re not sure the Church was so sad to see her go.
Queen of all she surveys [GQ]
Hathaway Quits Catholicism for Gay Brother [Advocate]
Related: Next Month’s Awkward-Cover Award Goes to British GQ [The Cut]