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Debra Messing reunites with Will & Grace co-star Eric McCormack

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Jun 27, 2012 | 1:15pm EDT

The actors were both invited to speak at the Trevor Live event in aid of the Trevor Project, a non-profit group dedicated to crisis support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youngsters, and they stepped into the spotlight together at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers for the first time in six years.

McCormack, who portrayed gay lawyer Will Truman on the comedy show, told the audience, "We want all LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) kids to grow up in a world where they feel safe and equal to their straight peers", to which Messing quipped, "Equal? I'd say they're better."

The banter between the old friends continued onstage as Messing added, "I'd be devastated if my son grows up to be a hetero (sexual). 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!"

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