LIS

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Ellen DeGeneres says coming out as gay in 1997 was hard as she covers Out100 magazine

 Ellen Degeneres, 58, is world famous with a talk show that's one of the best in the world, but things were not so easy for her as she revealed to Out magazine how it got really tough for her after her 1997 Time magazine cover story, in which she came out as a lesbian.

Ellen who got married to her wife, Portia de Rossi in 2008 spoke with the LGBT magazine after being named 'Entertainer of the Year'.

'I was the punch line of lots of jokes,' 'I laughed at some, but I realized there's somebody on the other side of them. It's cruel. I've never liked mean comedy, but that became even more important to me after I was the brunt of it.' the 58-year-old talk show host admitted in the annual Out 100 issue.
'Before this show, I had a lot of insecurity. I wasn't sure if I was going to work again, and although I was out, I was still trying to alter myself - not dressing the way I wanted to dress or wearing my hair the way I wanted to. I slowly gained the confidence to be authentic.' 
And what I've learned about other people is that they strive to be authentic, too. So whether they fully support me, love my lifestyle, or love that I'm married to a woman, I think they like that authenticity, and they're drawn to it.' 
'It gets better.' 'Time is a strange thing. I was at rock bottom and out of money, with no work in sight, but one step at a time, it gets better. It gets much better than better.'


Out  100 issue  also named Tom Ford as the 'Artist of the Year', Javier Muñoz as the Breakout of the Year and transgender model, Tracey Norman  a 'Legend'.

16 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Good for u

Uju Phil said...

Mtew...

vinna saviour said...

Good for her

Iphie Abraham said...

Ok,seen










Lib addict#just passing#

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Her coming out as early as 1997 did alot for the lgbt community! God bless her bravery

Juliet Iwuno said...

Akuko ndi ala! Linda take note!

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

GOOD TO SEE








AUNTY LINDA 👩

Vivian Reginalds said...

it sure was...
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Gud for her


...merited happiness

unekwuvictoria onoja said...

Godforbid,this woman is so talented but a lesbian,may God deliver you sha from that dirty life of yours

Saphire Muna said...

Is there any other talk show host who give out as much as this woman? This woman is my Idol, I love her like kilode,. I buy data because of her and lib.. I can't just get enough of her and portia on YouTube.... Can someone please love me some Ellen.. I just dnt want her to get old, I can't imagine missing her show. With Ellen on my YouTube, my day is made.... Thanks Ellen, thanks portia DE rossi I love your Australian accent... Just Jillian rocking as well... Much much love mehn... Wishes comes true right? Being on Ellen show is my long life wish..



















........... Liber maniac...........

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmm...

christie benjamin said...

I Luv Ellen DeGeneres....she's the funniest entertainer I have ever known! I Don't miss an episode of Ellen show...missing it always feels like missing chocolate.

OSINANL said...

GOOD TO SEE

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Jamila Shaibu said...

Okkk

Recent Posts