The outspoken lesbian actress and former television host on The View, Rosie O’Donnell said in an interview with the Associated Press this week that she found this year’s Academy Awards ceremony to be “beautifully gay.” She had high praise for the acceptance speeches of both Sean Penn and Dustin Lance Black in which the both of these men used the opportunity to promote the radical homosexual agenda of the film — Milk.
O’Donnell told the AP that she thought it “was absolutely heartwrenching and perfect,” she said. “It was very moving to me.”
O’Donnell who has four children with her “partner” Kelli Carpenter said that she anticipates the homosexual movement to become national in light of the California marriage ban on same-sex unions. Again, she told the AP: “We keep walking forward,” she said. “Civil rights don’t happen overnight. I think it’s going to happen, and it’s going to happen soon. It will be national.”
Commenting on how quickly homosexuals have gained ground she stated: “When you think really how long the gay-rights movement has been around, it’s not that long,” she added. “It’s tremendous progress. When my career began, no one would even insinuate anyone was gay. People wouldn’t even bring it up. It was never mentioned. It was almost a taboo subject.
“When I was (first) on TV, it was before ‘Will & Grace,’ it was before Ellen came out. And not one person ever asked me. Times have changed just in my lifetime. To walk down the street in Manhattan and see 20-year-old guys holding hands or young, cute lesbians. ... I think ‘Wow.’ There has been tremendous progress made. Just in my lifetime. And I’m almost 47.”
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