Gay Issues

'Will & Grace' Stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack Hope Their Kids 'Turn Out to be Gay'

| by Michael Allen

Eric McCormack, who played a gay lawyer on 'Will & Grace,' joined former co-star Debra Messing on Monday to speak at a 'Trevor Live' event at New York’s Chelsea Piers.

They spoke in support of the Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young adults.

According to Vanity Fair, McCormack said: “We want all LGBTQ kids to grow up in a world where they feel safe and equal to their straight peers."

Messing added: “Equal? I’d say they’re better."

McCormack said, of his 9-year-old son Finnigan, “I’d hope my son turns out to be gay.”

Messing, who is mom to 8-year-old Roman, added: “I’d be devastated if my son grows up to be a hetero. As a parent you just envision a certain life for your child.” “I mean, if he’s straight, think of all the fabulous things he’s going to miss out on!”

“When I think my son might never know the joys of having a quarter share on Fire Island and walking through Judy Garland Memorial Park on the way to the Meat Rack.”