We’re still several months out from NBC’s planned Will & Grace revival series, but two stars of the popular sitcom have joined forces in the interim, urging fans to support the LGBTQ community in a new public service announcement.
Debra Messing and Sean Hayes, who played Grace and Jack across eight seasons of the queer-themed comedy, appear in the clip, which debuted Thursday on GLAAD’s Facebook page and stresses the importance of minority communities sticking together amid today’s contentious political climate.
“I am a proud gay man, and a husband, and bald from the neck down,” Hayes jokes. Messing continues: “I’m a Jew, a feminist, and an LGBTQ activist.”
“No one is just one identity. We must stand in unity and support each other, whether you’re LGBTQ or part of any marginalized community,” Hayes continues, while Messing prompts viewers to attend nationwide marches taking place this weekend in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month.
Prominent movements occurring in the days ahead include the National Equality March, which is scheduled to commence in 50 cities around the country on Sunday, with Sara Ramirez and Asia Kate Dillon scheduled to speak at the Washington, D.C. iteration; later that day, Jussie Smollett, Adam Lambert, Haim, and elected officials including Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters will band together for Los Angeles’ Resist March. Both events are tied to the Together movement, marked by the ampersand symbol Hayes sports on his chest throughout the footage.
For more information on marches happening in your area, visit GLAAD’s website here. Watch Messing and Hayes’ full video above.