Stephanie Beatriz of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Dec. 6

1. The hills are alive with the sound of wedding bells. In a constitutional court ruling announced yesterday, Austria became the 16th European nation to grant marriage equality for all its citizens. The court r...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Nov. 9

1. “Arrested Development” star Portia de Rossi claims actor Steven Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition. Seagal allegedly invited de Rossi to his private office, where the harassment ensued. “He told...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 14

1. This is rich. An anti-gay activist has written a letter to governors calling on them to use the National Guard to halt same-sex marriages. 2. Lesbian couple gets right to the point with their baby announc...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, August 19

1. The Smithsonian Institute is making an aggressive effort to beef up their LGBT history content. 2. The Advocate releases their annual “40 Under 40” list, featuring YouTuber Tyler Oakley on the cover. 3...
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Portia de Rossi’s memoir aches with pain, but ends with Ellen and self-acceptance

Portia de Rossi releases new memior

There’s a fine line between “want” and “need.”

You didn’t need another holiday cookie, chocolate-dipped goodie, or brownie hiding beneath powdered sugar. And definitely, you didn’t need the calories.

But oh, you wanted them. So imagine denying yourself those and almost all other foods. Imagine living on 300 calories a day, then read “Unbearable Lightness” by Portia de Rossi.