Jared Leto Gets Fired Up Over Gay Marriage

Find out what the actor-musician and dozens of other celebrities are doing in the latest attempt to support same-sex unions

By Marc Malkin Oct 13, 2009 11:45 PMTags
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What's got Jared Leto starting fires these days?

Gay marriage.

The actor-musician is helping raise money for gay rights group FAIR by taking part in an online auction of celebrity-signed prints of artist Shepard Fairey's "Defend Equality Love Unites," a poster in support of gay marriage.

But Leto did more than just doodle his autograph...

After writing out the actual language of the Proposition 8 ballot initiative on the back of his Fairey print, he burned it and placed the ashes in a clear glass urn with the inscription, "Here lies within, the remains of Proposition 8, may it rest in peace." Then he signed, dated and topped it with a red ribbon.

Among the autographed prints, E! talk-show queen Chelsea Handler wrote on hers, "To my gays. Thank you for being gay!"

Kim Kardashian colored in the thumbnail of the fist featured in the work, while Twilight star Anna Kendrick signed, "Love is a right. Not a privilege."

Scarlett Johansson quoted Andy Warhol with "They say that time changes everything, but you actually have to change them yourself."

And Sarah Silverman never fails to amuse. The funnylady scribbled, "Peace, poop and penis."

The online auction kicks off on Nov. 12 with an event at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel cohosted by gay entertainment business group HOMOtracker.


Jared Leto is straight, but celebs in our Covering Up As Gay photo gallery aren't.