On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Geeks OUT celebrated iconic actress and activist Sigourney Weaver with a gallery exhibition and swingin' gala event. While the lady herself couldn't attend (being busy dazzling Broadway audiences uptown), she did send a personal message that we shared with the crowd.
Since I know you're kicking yourself for missing Dream Weaver, console yourselves with these very gracious and inspiring words from Our Lady of Survival:
Dear friends and fellow geeks at Geeks OUT,
I send you greetings from Broadway where I am performing in a new comedy by Christopher Durang. I am extremely touched and thrilled to be honored by Geeks OUT as a queer geek icon and muse. It means so much to me that my work has been relevant and encouraging to the LGBT community. I support each and every one of you to be exactly and gloriously who you are and all you can be. The planet needs your individuality and talent and power to make it a more humane and respectful and fantastic place, where everyone is valued and celebrated equally. So rock on and geek out, my friends. Have a wonderful time tonight. Thank you again for this awesome honor, thanks for very much to Jono Jarrett for getting in touch and going forward, and please come see us geeks on Broadway!
Now that's a lady.
Thank you, Sigourney! And thank you to the artists, donors, volunteers, and everyone who made Dream Weaver such a success!
Go see Sigourney Weaver (also David Hyde Pierce!) in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, now at the Golden Theater, 252 W. 45th Street.