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Looks like they're definitely dating: Jodie Foster and rumored girlfriend Alexandra Hedison grabbed breakfast together at Charlie's Pantry in Beverly Hills Sunday. The outing makes the first public appearance since reports surfaced last week that the Oscar-winning actress, 50, was "totally in love" with Hedison, a photographer and former "The L Word" actress. Hedison has previously been linked to Ellen DeGeneres.
Looks like they're definitely dating: Jodie Foster and rumored girlfriend Alexandra Hedison grabbed breakfast together at
Months after making headlines for subtly acknowledging her sexuality in her Golden Globes acceptance speech, Jodie Foster
The Polaroid. Jodie Foster is undoubtedly amazing. She's managed to keep her private life private after more than 40 years
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Here's the beauty of it: There was nothing unusual about what she said. On the same night, at the same event, Adele, in her acceptance speech for the award for Best Original Song, referred to her special someone and their child. Jodie Foster did the very same thing!
Coming out is a personal journey that is unique to the individual. In fact, why does anyone really need to come out publicly at all? Why is it anyone's business but one's own? It has taken me years to realize that it is not up to me to tell someone how and when to come out.
Jodie Foster's words really affected this over-40 actor who has felt the sting of not being the actor industry folks cast in roles that my straight counterparts get to play all the time. She made me feel less alone as an Out and not-so-young-anymore performer.
With so much hate continually aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, we like to take a moment every
Raise your hand if you're still scratching your head about Jodie Foster's rambling, heartwarming, intimate and just a tiny
Why did Foster use this platform, this symbolically terminal moment in her career, to address her sexuality? Why expose herself (and make her publicist "nervous") if only to be defensive? Why give us what she suspects we wanted and then criticize us for wanting it?
You were at best insensitive and at worst clueless, self-absorbed and condescending in the way you spoke about the out gay men and women -- many of whom are your fans -- who are largely responsible for your ability to stay in the closet and become an award-winning actor and director.
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The reason I respect Foster is because she used her speech to defend her right to protect her and her family's privacy. She hasn't kept quiet specifically about her sexuality all these years; she's simply not comfortable with the idea of laying out her private life in the public domain.
"I am gay" or "I am a lesbian" may be the prototypical realization of the coming-out speech act, against which all other coming-out speech acts are judged. However, does this mean that it is not a coming out if the individual does not utter the words "I am gay" or "I am a lesbian"?
She took a stand for herself and at the same time said what I interpreted as a "f#@% you" to those who think that it was somehow her responsibility to declare her sexual orientation publicly. As she said in her speech, she had been out for years to those who matter and never hid who she is.
For the first part of our lives, homosexuality was defined as a mental disorder. We watched AIDS devastate an entire population and listened to "respected" experts denigrate gays. Jodie, I and other late bloomers are slightly damaged, but we're doing the best we can. Give us a break.
We assume that public figures should automatically use the platform that comes with their celebrity status. We believe that they owe it to us to utilize their voices for agendas that we might share, and we get disappointed and angry when they don't. It's easy to forget that they are human.