Closing the Divide

17 Sep

I am sure you have seen Ellen DeGeneres somewhere.
Her comedic voice may sound familiar since she played the animated character Dory. Maybe you have seen her in humorous J. C. Penney’s advertisements on the television. How about on the front page of magazines as Cover Girl or as the host on her own daytime television show? No matter what type of media, movies, television or magazines Ellen DeGeneres has made her début and she is here to stay. Ellen DeGeneres is a valued role model in the gay community and women inspire to mock her work ethic.

America has been slow to transition to accepting the homosexual community; however as some states rewrite marriage laws to legalize gay marriage it still seemed there was more gay men who were public figures rather than lesbians. Now, Ellen DeGeneres has become a prominent gay woman in the media and has gathered a following to begin the reception of lesbians. DeGeneres breaks the stereotypes to represent the LGBT community with a soft and humorous side. DeGeneres educates the public to be more accepting of others using her daytime talk show to stream content with a more liberal viewpoint. She also performs interviews with lesbian guests, which isn’t as common in the past decades. Ellen has become a voice for both minorities: women and the gay community.


One Response to “Closing the Divide”

  1. lapatterson September 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    I love Ellen! I watch her show every chance I get. What I really like about her (besides being hilarious, of course) is the way she carries herself. She seems so free-spirited, and the most anti-discriminatory person. I also love that she always talks about her wife, Portia De Rossi, which I am also a big fan of especially in Arrested Development, which if you haven’t watched you probably should because it is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen.

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