“Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons and his partner Todd Spiewak were recently given the Inspiration Award by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network). On the red carpet for the event, Parsons tells E! News that he thinks they’re just a normal couple.
“If we’re inspiring at all, it’s that we’re a very average, normal,
just moving-right-along-with-our-lives kind of people. That doesn’t feel like you could possibly be inspirational when you’re going through those day-to-day motions, but I get it,” says Parsons.
On stage when he accepted his award, Parsons adds, “I’ve
never considered myself an activist. I’ve never
considered my relationship with Todd to be an act of activism. Rather
simply, it’s an act of love, coffee in the morning, going to work,
washing the clothes, taking the dogs [out] — a regular life, boring love.”
all this said, no one is giving us an award for activism. I realize
this. If we are indeed inspiration to others by simply
being who we are and living our lives in the way that feels right to us
then we have to thank the same people who help any other couple who
continue a successful relationship — our friends and family. We are both
surrounded by so many people who make our lives better and easier,
friends we’ve had for many years and friends we’ve made since living in
Watch the news report about the GLSEN awards below.