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LGBT Activists Cringe and Praise Jodie Foster Coming Out

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ABC News
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January 14, 2013
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Advocates praised Jodie Foster's coming out on the televised stage of the Golden Globe Awards last night while accepting the Cecille B. DeMille Award lifetime achievement, but some said she had done little over the years to set an example for others who are LGBT and struggling.

"It was cryptic and defensive and when we started thinking it was a joke," said Diane Anderson-Minshall, executive editor of The Advocate. "She sounded a little passive-aggressive to a lot of LBGT activists. This woman who was obviously has been afraid to come out in the public sphere has been out in her private life for decades."

GLAAD's Wilson Cruz said, "It's a big moment when anybody states their truth and Jodie had an amazing opportunity last night when she accepted the award on the largest stage in the world. I applaud her. It's a difficult moment for anybody."