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Jodie Foster Comes Out

Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.24.2014 | Celebrity

Jodie Foster is married! A rep for Foster confirmed to E! News the actress married her girlfriend, photographer Alexandra Hedison, last weekend. ...

Jodie Foster Gives Us A Glimpse Of The Future: No Labels, No Announcements, No Difference

Robyn Harper | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robyn Harper

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!

Jodie Foster And The Coming-Out Process

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joan E. Dowlin

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: "When You Break Ground, Do You Get to Walk on It?"

Jason Stuart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Stuart

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.

Just Leave Jodie Foster Alone

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Peron

I've never been Jodie Foster. I can't say what she should have done in her circumstances -- I've never been there, nor have any of her critics. They never experienced the life she lived. What audacity to lecture her, for not living their life!

Something To Celebrate: The Week's 10 Best Gay Moments

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With so much hate continually aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, we like to take a moment every once in a while to highlig...

Jodie Foster's Most Unpredictable Moments

Posted 01.17.2013 | Celebrity

Raise your hand if you're still scratching your head about Jodie Foster's rambling, heartwarming, intimate and just a tiny bit crazy speech Sunday nig...

Jodie Foster And How Not To Not Come Out At The Golden Globes

Andrew Miller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Miller

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.

WATCH: Jodie Foster Inspires Teens To Come Out... Sort Of

Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy

It's hard for us to know what Jodie Foster was really thinking during her speech at the 2013 Golden Globes, but we do know one thing: it was vaguely ...

Jodie Foster Deserves Our Respect, But Not For 'Coming Out'

Wayne Dhesi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Dhesi

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.

The Coming-Out Speech Act: It's OK, Jodie, Saying 'I'm Gay' Is Optional

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Holly R. Cashman

"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"?

Jodie Foster Takes A Stand For Authenticity

Shaun Sperling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shaun Sperling

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.

Defending Jodie Foster: Give Us A Break! We're 50!

William Dameron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
William Dameron

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.

Let's Cut Jodie Foster Some Slack

Justin Hernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Hernandez

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.

Jodie Foster, You Are A Classy Lady

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Yes, she came out in a bigger way than ever before, but at the same time this was about her, not our community. It was her way of doing it, not ours. The award she accepted was for her career achievements, not for our community.

What Jodie Foster Teaches Us

Dustin Bradley Goltz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dustin Bradley Goltz

In a world where gay celebrities line up in the coming out rituals, especially now that careers seem less at risk, I'm thankful to have some anchor to a different approach to being one's self.

Why Jodie Foster's Golden Globes Speech Was So Infuriating

Karen Ocamb | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

Yes, she has a right to come out as she wishes, but she also has it in her to be bigger than that, to contribute what she knows about loneliness and hurt to benefit kids who don't have the love of friends and family, and she chose this awards show, this platform, to obfuscate once again.

Jodie Foster -- Letting Lambs Roar

Maxim Thorne | Posted 03.16.2013 | Entertainment
Maxim Thorne

I honor Jodie's worldwide television speech and the underlying recognition of the costs of stepping out of the protective shell of privacy about loving someone of the same sex.

Jodie Foster And The Queer Line Between Public And Private

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathaniel Frank

What seems to draw many gay people to celebrity culture is the skill that both gays and celebrities must cultivate to navigate between privacy and disclosure under the watchful eye of strangers. And if there's one thing LGBT people should agree on, it's the importance of compassion.

What Jodie Foster Should Have Said

Mark Olmsted | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Olmsted

"I'm proud of my family. I'm not ashamed of any relationship I've ever had, even the mistakes. And if I'd gotten the 'gay' word out of the way, I probably could have helped us get where we are today a little faster. So I am sorry for being late to the party."

Let Me Start By Apologizing To Jodie Foster

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Cutbirth

In her own awkward way, Foster let the world see that gay and lesbian people have loving, supportive families just like everyone else. A lot of us have great kids. Some of our relationships last a long time. Some end. It is another way that we are just like our non-gay friends.

Why Jodie Foster's Golden Globes Speech Matters

Leah McElrath | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leah McElrath

Ms. Foster's speech was one given by a whole, complex human being -- a mother, a co-parent, an ex-wife, a daughter, a caregiver, a middle-aged adult -- not a one-dimensional poster child for any particular community. If people expected that from her, then that's their problem, not hers.

Celebrities React To Jodie Foster's Coming Out Speech At The 2013 Golden Globes

Posted 01.16.2013 | Celebrity

Jodie Foster caused quite a stir with her emotional speech at the 2013 Golden Globe awards. The 50-year-old actress ended years of speculation abou...

Why I'm So Angry About Jodie Foster's Coming-Out Speech

Deb Baer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Deb Baer

A lot of people will say that it was up to her when and where to come out, and they're absolutely right, but that still doesn't mean she wasn't a coward, and it doesn't change the fact that she could have helped millions of people by coming out years ago.

Who Took Home A Golden Globe This Year?

Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty

In an awards season jam-packed with great movies and television, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association definitely had its work cut out for itself wh...