“Growing Pains” alum Tracey Gold is not feuding with anti-gay former TV brother Kirk Cameron
When former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron said on television in 2012 that homosexuality is ‘detrimental,’ ‘unnatural’ and ‘ultimately destructive,’ people wanted to know how one-time TV sister Tracey Gold felt about it.
She didn’t remain silent.
Gold quickly took to Twitter to assure people that not all members of television’s fictional Seaver family felt the same way and that she is ‘a strong supporter of the LGBT community.’
‘I was asked, on Twitter. I was just bombarded with, “What do you think, what do you think, what do you think, what do you think?”‘ Gold says on this weekend’s edition of Where Are They Now? on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
‘I felt like my silence in that moment was not beneficial,’ Gold says. ‘I just wanted to … say what I felt and what my own belief was, which was love and marriage for all.’
Gold, 46, had been among the celebrities who have participated in the NOH8 photo project in support of marriage equality and the day after Cameron’s interview aired on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, she changed her Twitter profile photo to her NOH8 portrait.
But Gold says now that she was never feuding with Cameron with whom she co-starred on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains from 1985 through 1992 and in a 2004 reunion movie.
Because ‘it kind of escalated,’ gold reached out to Cameron during the controversy by calling him on the phone and letting him know that she was just voicing her opinion.
‘It doesn’t mean that I hate him or we’re in a fight or a feud,’ she says. ‘Just like family, we just disagree.’