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Jodie Foster ‘comes out’ during Golden Globes acceptance speech

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  1. It was a nice speech, and I know where she’s coming from. I just don’t know how it’s more part of her private life to say, “I’m gay” than to thank her ex-partner.

    1. nixiotemba 14 Jan 2013, 9:07am

      sexuality for one of the first times in public., how many first times are there?

  2. Well I never and strike me pink!

  3. One of the worst kept secrets but well done all the same!

  4. Splendid speech. She took her moment. It was a full coming out done with confidence and humour. She has referred to her partner before as part of a list of thank you’s but this was different. Definitive and joyful.

  5. What a Woman. What a Human.

  6. Fucking years too late. She left all the hard work to everyone else. Shame on her.

    1. Yeah, kinda get where you’re coming from. Why is it that people leave it to the ‘twilight’ of their careers (usually) to do this? It’s almost like saying “got the adulation, got the money, now there is no real harm to be done if you decide to ostracise me for being gay..”.

  7. Some commentators (seemingly Pink News as well) have seen this as a somewhat ‘opaque’ and a ‘veiled coming out’. There’s nothing ambiguous about it in the way that she referred to Cydney Bernard as “her ex partner in love” and “one of the deepest loves of my life” and “co-parent”. I am glad that she didn’t feel the need to use terms like “Lesbian”, “Gay” or whatever – these words succeed in labelling and say little about a person who just happens to be emotionally and sexually attracted to those of the same sex…

  8. … I thought she was already out?? Regardless, awesome news :D xx

  9. “address her sexuality for one of the first times in public” – what on earth does the phrase “for one of the first times” mean – seems to mean “not for the first time” – just shows than not everyone can write.

  10. It was a great speech and you could hear she was incredibly nervous…but wow..I’ve known for years she was gay, so given I live in a small village and I know, I can’t possibly be the only one! lol

  11. burningworm 15 Jan 2013, 4:04pm

    It was interesting to read Bret Easton Ellis tweet ‘I’ve never heard the word PRIVACY said so loudly’.

    I heard the speech in a futurist sense. Do gay parents expect their children to out their sexuality if they are hetero?
    Do we owe an answer to every person we walk past, yes, if we are solely our sexuality.

    I like Judith Butler travel, somedays i come out more as a male, or as a 1st generation brit or as queer or as gay or as a brother.

    If a person is with their partner of the same sex and they choose not to show affection in public are they scared, are they in the closet or is there a place where personal choice looms larger than our own ideas about what somebody does or doesn’t do in public. There are heteros amongst us who prefer to show their affection in private and aren’t brandished with phobias by their sect.

    May we all one day wake up, renewed by the renewing of our minds.

  12. Suddenly Last Bummer 15 Jan 2013, 5:28pm

    No way! I thought she and John Travolta were an item.

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