Posts Tagged ‘coming out’

How San Diego mayor shifted on gay marriage

from SFGate.com:

SAN FRANCISCO — San Diego’s Republican mayor testified emotionally Tuesday about his transformation from a foe to a friend of same-sex marriage and spotlighted a central issue in the Proposition 8 case – whether the law can be based on prejudice against lesbians and gays if many supporters harbor no anti-gay bias.


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Archbishop of York attacks Uganda’s anti-gay bill

From http://seattletimes.nwsource.com:

A top Anglican cleric who was born in Uganda spoke out Thursday against a proposed law in his native country that would impose the death penalty on some gays. (more…)

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New Jersey Nears Vote on Letting Gays Marry

From: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/05/nyregion/05marriage.html

petition in New Jersey signed by more than 2,300 Democratic officials, advocates and residents has helped sway members of the State Senate Judiciary Committee to call for a vote on a bill to legalizesame-sex marriage. (more…)

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Just days after the New York State Senate voted down a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, the Garden State is getting ready for the debate.According to the Times, the New Jersey State Senate’s Judiciary Committee is gearing up for a vote on gay marriage as early as Monday — with the full Senate preparing for a vote possibly on Thursday. (more…)

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Here are the email addresses of the seven NY Democrats who voted against marriage equality for NYers. Please repost this in your status. addabbo@senate.state.ny.us, kruger@senate.state.ny.us, diaz@senate.state.ny.us, shuntley@senate.state.ny.us, monserra@senate.state.ny.us, onorato@senate.state.ny.us, stachows@senate.state.ny.us

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Mario Lavandeira aka Perez Hilton forces Meredith Baxter into admitting she is a lesbian.

From rPulse.com:

Meredith Baxter said, “To come out and disclose stuff is very antithetical to who I am.” I sure hope you’re proud of yourself Mario. (more…)

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Former ‘Family Ties’ Star Meredith Baxter: ‘I’m A Lesbian’

From Yahoo.com:

NEW YORK, New York — Former “Family Ties” star Meredith Baxter has revealed she is gay. (more…)

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In October, leading up the the National Equality March in Washington, DC which I was blog about, I will be showcasing amazing men and women who have impacted the LGBT community and beyond!  The people that were chosen have done something that inspires us.  If you have a suggestion please send me a message!

OCTOBER 1, 2009

We Salute Ellen DeGeneres

We Salute Ellen DeGeneres

Read about Ellen and see her famous coming-out episode as well as her touching commencement speech for Tulane University’s graduating ‘Katrina Class’. Both videos are highly worth watching! Click the pictures below to watch!  Her speech is from the heart and her messages apply to us all!

Ellen DeGeneres is known for many things: her stand comedy, talk show, wit, -now American Idol -among other things.  Ellen has always been a positive influence and used her humor.  Ellen is a great role model and shows that gay people CAN have successful, monogamous relationship.  She uses her passion and her wit to connect with all ages, races and genders.

In 1997 on The Oprah Winfrey Show, actress Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian. Her real-life coming out was echoed in the sitcom Ellen in “The Puppy Episode” in which the eponymous character Ellen Morgan played by DeGeneres outs herself over the airport public adress system.  Ellen DeGeneres’ coming out in the media as well as her sitcom, “ranks, hands down, as the single most public exit in gay history”, changing media portrayals of lesbians in Western culture. It aired on April 30, 1997, and featured a number of stars including Oprah Winfrey, Demi Moore, K.D. Lang, Melissa Etheridge, and Ellen’s mother — Betty DeGeneres. The episode caused a national frenzy — some of the show’s advertisers even pulled their ads — but the genie was out of the box, and Ellen DeGeneres had become the first gay lead character of a network show.

A True Lesbian Icon:
Although she never wanted to be a political figure or a spokesperson for the gay community, Ellen has walked through the fire and blazed a path for all gay and lesbian actors to come after her. She went through a period of intense depression, but has risen to be one of the most popular women on television.

Ellen Comes Out on TV - Click For Video

Ellen Comes Out on TV - Click For Video

Ellen - Tulane's 2009 Commencement Speech

Ellen - Tulane's 2009 Commencement Speech Video

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