While many in the Hollywood community have been known to be generous, it seems Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been hit hard by the philanthropic bug.
Just last week the power couple donated $2 million to fight HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in daughter Zahara‘s birthplace of Ethiopia, and then this week Brad gave $100,000 to an initiative that is working to stop a ban on gay marriages in California.
"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," Brad said.
Other stars have definitely noticed the Jolie-Pitt family’s generousity, including Cynthia Nixon, who ended her 15-year relationship with Danny Mozes in 2003 and has been with partner Christine Marinoni since 2004.
"I think it’s great," Cynthia told reporters of Brad’s $100K gift, while at the Sex and the City extended DVD release party at New York’s Public Library on Thursday night.
"I think it’s great the way Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie always give their money – and the things they give it to," she added. "And the enormous amounts that they give of it, is just incredibly commendable, and I think they inspire a lot of other people to give as well."
Her SATC co-star Mario Cantone also thinks Brad’s gift is generous, and wants something else from him as well.
"I want Brad Pitt to play my boyfriend [in the SATC sequel]. Why not? He gave $100,000 to the amendment … they’re trying to turn over the gay marriage law, and it’s just awful," he says of the proposed ban.
"Why are they doing that? They hate us, boy, they hate us. They gave $100,000 towards that, which is so thrilling, and he said a few years ago ‘I’m not getting married until every one else can.’ So he should play my boyfriend in the sequel."
Good luck, Mario!
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