During the “Drag Isn’t Dangerous” telethon on Sunday — which raised more than $500,000 for LGBTQ+ charities as anti-drag legislation rises across the U.S. —Marcia Gay Harden said her children motivate her work. She went on to slam anti-LGBTQ+ legislation saying the laws are fear-based and they spreading fear and hatred among other people. She thinks the country has to fight this fear. The actor shares three children with ex-husband Thaddaeus Scheel: Eulala Scheel; Julitta Dee Harden Scheel; and Hudson Harden Scheel.

Her eldest child is nonbinary. Her son is gay and the youngest is fluid.

The telethon included several drag performers like Jinkx Monsoon, Trixie Mattel, and Candis Cayne, as well as celebrity allies like Charlize Theron, Leslie Jones, Jesse Eisenberg, and Melissa McCarthy. Theron, 47, spoke in a pre taped segment where she spoke directly to the drag community. Her message was clear and loud.  “We love you, queens. We’re in your corner and we’ve got you, and I will fuck anybody up who’s trying to fuck with anything with you guys.”

Theron, 47, has adopted her two daughters Jackson and August and her daughter Jackson is transgender.