While being honored at the Point Foundation awards in New York City last week, Girls star Lena Dunham opened up about her lesbian sister, giving a speech about her relationship with the LGBT community.
“I have always felt a strong and emotional connection to members of the LGBTQ community,” Dunham said. “It was actually a huge disappointment for me when I came of age and realized that I was sexually attracted to men. So when my sister came out I thought, ‘Thank God, someone in this family can truly represent my passions and beliefs.’ ” Dunham says her sister, Grace, came out at age 17.
She then talked about how she’s happy to work on Girls, with a diverse cast and crew.
“I love my job. I feel insanely lucky to work with talented individuals from all walks of life, who define themselves in beautiful and unusual ways,” she said. “Our goal on Girls is to show you nonstereotypical examples of the range of people who inhabit this amazing city, and we are learning more about what that means every day.”