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September 29, 2014

Linda Hunt has been married to retired therapist Karen Klein since 2008

When one thinks of an Oscar winner actress who is an out lesbian and married to a woman, Jodie Foster is probably the first name the comes out mind.

But Linda Hunt, who received the best supporting actress Oscar in 1983 for The Year of Living Dangerously, also fits that description.

July 29, 2014

Money Monster will be fourth feature film directed by the two-time Oscar winner

Jodie Foster, up for an Emmy for directing an episode of TV's Orange is the New Black this year, has her next directing job lined up.

The two-time Oscar-winning actress will direct the thriller Money Monster starring George Clooney.

June 4, 2014

Plaintiffs, lawyers, Chad Griffin, Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner among those on hand to celebrate The Case Against 8

They all made history together overturning California's Proposition 8 and on Tuesday (3 June) in Los Angeles, they reunited for the premiere of a documentary film about their journey.

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarillo and Paul Katami and Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were joined at the event by lead attorney Ted Olson as well as Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin, Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Oscar winning producer Bruce Cohen, and actor-director Rob Reiner.

May 29, 2014

Out actress describes Foster as 'lovely' and her Witness co-star Harrison Ford as 'aloof'

At the time they co-starred in the 1988 drama The Accused, Kelly McGillis and Jodie Foster were both very famous actresses.

It would be decades, however, before they would become famous lesbians. McGillis, 56, came out publicly in 2009 and Foster, 51, did so in 2013.

'Working with Jodie was lovely,' McGillis says in the current issue of Closer magazine. 'I really think she's a wonderful person.'

While McGillis still acts in films, on television and in plays, her best known films remain three she did in the 1980s: The Accused, Top Gun and Witness.

May 9, 2014

'You have no idea how hard that moment is'

There were plenty of gays who were not impressed with Jodie Foster’s acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards during which she publicly acknowledged being a lesbian before a worldwide audience.

Foster never said the word 'gay' or 'lesbian' in her speech giving fuel to those already critical of the two-time Oscar winner for not coming out earlier.

April 23, 2014

Two-time Oscar winner has been in relationbship with photographer for a year

Jodie Foster has married Alexandra Hedison, her girlfriend of one year.

The marriage between the two-time Oscar winner and the photographer took place over the weekend, according to E! Online.

Hedison is also an actress who appeared on the Showtime lesbian drama The L Word for three seasons in the role of Dylan Morelan. She had previously dated Ellen DeGeneres with their three-year relationship ending a decade ago.

August 12, 2013

Stars with Matt Damon in Elysian which opened with worldwide gross of $40 million

Jodie Foster has been appearing in feature films for more than 40 years.

But the sci-fi flick Elysium, which she stars in with Matt Damon and opened last Friday (8 August), is the first of her movies to be released since she came out publicly as a lesbian.

Elysium topped the box office in the US and Canada with ticket sales of $29.8 million. It made an additional $10.9 million in other markets for a worldwide total of $40.7 million.

July 24, 2013

Rob Watson's My Life As A Gay Dad continues as the whole family go and see Rob's partner perform in heels and wearing a lot more glitter

The mix of cultural experiences, generational viewpoints, and age perspectives within a family can be fascinating, intriguing, and sometimes, yes, a little disconcerting.

A friend of mine told me she was a little concerned when her young daughter bounced around the house lip-syncing to Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”  ‘She isa virgin!' my friend cried.

April 17, 2013

'Does every United States Senator have to have a kid come out and say, “Mom, Dad, I’m gay” for them to actually believe in equal rights?'

As a longtime LGBT ally, Kathy Griffin was no doubt happy to see Ohio Senator Rob Portman cross Republican party lines last month and come out in support of gay marriage.

But that doesn't mean the funny redhead isn't going to give Portman a hard time in her act for doing so only after his own son came out as gay.

January 22, 2013

Golden Globes speech comedy gold for lesbian cast member

She's already nailed an impersonation of Ellen DeGeneres so Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon tackled another famous lesbian during the show's most recent episode: Jodie Foster.

McKinnon, who is lesbian herself, mimed comedy gold out of Foster's Golden Globe Awards speech where she first came out as 'single' then kind of came out publicly in a roundabout way without ever saying the words 'lesbian' or 'gay.'

'I am ga… ame for anything,' McKinnon teases in Foster fashion. 'I’m officially a Les… lie Nielsen fan.'

January 16, 2013

After Foster comes out as lesbian at Golden Globes, GSN celebrates her six career highlights

Jodie Foster's 'coming out' speech has gone viral. But it's just another moment in the spotlight for the child star who won so much blind devotion that one stalker even tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan to impress her.

Receiving the Cecille B DeMille lifetime achievement award at Sunday's Golden Globe awards (13 January), the famously private actress confirmed publicly what many had known or suspected for years.

In just six minutes, she reinvented herself as the new icon of openly lesbian cool.

January 14, 2013

Actress insists: 'I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age'

Jodie Foster stole the show at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on Sunday (13 January) when she officially came out as a lesbian while accepting the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award.

January 14, 2013

'I could never stop acting. You'd have to drag me behind, like, a team of horses'

Jodie Foster has been acting for 47 years and says she has no intention of stopping now.

'I could never stop acting. You'd have to drag me behind, like, a team of horses,' she told reporters Sunday (13 January) after her headline-making speech at the Golden Globe Awards.

January 14, 2013

While most are supportive, actor Wilson Cruz has harsh words

Jodie Foster's coming out publicly during her speech at Golden Globe Awards had the entertainment industry buzzing Sunday with many celebrities, gay and straight, expressing support or sounding off.

'Aww Jodie foster, I would like to be your friend,' tweeted Tony Award winning actor Alan Cumming, an openly gay actor.

Gay television personality Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, tweeted: 'MAZEL JODIE!! incredible.'

November 1, 2012

Lifetime achievement accolade for nototriously private two-time Oscar winner

At the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year, host Ricky Gervais made a thinly-veiled lesbian joke about nominee Jodie Foster within the first 60 seconds of the ceremony.

Said Gervais: 'I musn’t mention Mel Gibson this year. Not his private life, his politics, his recent films, and especially not Jodie Foster’s Beaver. I haven’t seen it myself. I’ve spoken to a lot of guys who haven’t seen it either. But doesn’t mean it’s not any good.'

October 4, 2012

The head of the world’s largest mixed martial arts competition says that 12 years into the job, the only thing he regrets is using a homophobic slur on air

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has said his biggest regret during his 12 years in the role was a 2009 video blog where he used a homophobic slur.

White had been responding to criticism of his management style by an anonymous source in an article on the Sherdog mixed martial arts website.

July 27, 2012

Comedienne's weekly hour on Bravo network is heavy on gay content

Kathy Griffin's weekly talk show was deemed by guest Jane Fonda as 'the weirdest show I've ever done in my life' and had another guest, Anderson Cooper, saying on the air: 'Bitch, what the f-- are you doing?'

Bravo announced on Thursday (26 July) that the fun on Kathy will continue for a second season.

March 1, 2012

Saturday's benefit reading of 8 to benefit American Foundation of Equal Rights

As if having a cast that includes George Clooney, Matt Bomer, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison wasn't already star-studded enough, Brad Pitt has been added to the cast of the benefit reading of the play 8 taking place Saturday (3 March) in Los Angeles.

The play based on the transcripts of the trial which led to an appeals court striking down California's Proposition 8 last month. Pitt will play the part of US District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker who found Proposition 8 unconstitutional after presiding over the historic twelve-day public trial. 

February 2, 2012

Robin Tyler and Diane Olson might divorce

Robin Tyler and Diane Olson fought hard to become the first same-sex couple to get married in Los Angeles County.

But now the couple, two of the most recognizable faces in the fight for marriage equality in California, have split.

Tyler confirmed the news on her Facebook page Thursday (2 February) and wrote: 'Thank you all so much for your support for both of us.'