When one of the most critically-praised actresses speaks about her identity and relationships on one of the largest stages in the world, it shows just how much the tide has turned. Given Jodie Foster’s lifetime of achievements, this is a significant moment for LGBT visibility. As more and more high-profile LGBT people like Jodie speak openly, those who do not accept LGBT people will continue to fall behind the times.

Fellow entertainers sounded off on Foster’s speech:

Even new media queen George Takei offered his praise for Foster on his Facebook page:

Oh, come now, friends. Of course we ALL know what Jodie was talking about (and we applaud her courage), and for those who don’t understand, Russell Crowe and I go way, way back in films. He even made me his guest of honor at his table in London when we were there together. A little ribbing is the order of the day–so have a great Sunday night, and congrats to the winners!

For someone who said she values privacy, Foster sure stirred up a hornet’s next of publicity last night. What did you think?

 

Top photo: Cecil B. DeMille Award winner for her “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field,” Jodie Foster attends the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 13, 2013. (Courtesy photo © HFPA)

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