April 19, 2016 at 11:30 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Viola Davis says she is fighting for LGBT families
(Screenshot via YouTube)

(Screenshot via YouTube)

During the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “Custody,” Viola Davis told The Advocate that she is standing in support of LGBT families.

“I’m fighting for you. I believe in you,” Davis told The Advocate. “I think that I’m just as outraged as you are. I think you’re worthy of every right that ever human being in this country, in this world, has been afforded.”

In”Custody,” Davis stars as a woman fighting for legal guardianship of her child.

The “How to Get Away with Murder” star also spoke about the struggle minorities have when it comes to acting roles.

“I’m a woman of color. I’m a woman,” Davis says. “There’s so many people who are disenfranchised, who are put in a classical narrative and then just as a device, a stereotype, and it becomes a reflection of our mindset of how we don’t want to explore them as human beings.”

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