The law, which took effect Wednesday, mets out harsh punishments for violations of Sharia law, including stoning to death as a punishment for same-sex relations, as well as for rape, adultery, robbery, or insulting or defaming the prophet Muhammad. Raise your voices now. Spread the word.
She dances daily, makes audiences laugh nationwide, and celebrates individuals for who they are on her talk show. So it's hard to imagine a time when Ellen DeGeneres was burdened by shame. Before she publicly came out in"I just was carrying around this sadness inside and this shame of the fact that I was gay when it was like, why am I ashamed of who I am?
CNN More celebrities are calling for a boycott of hotels owned by the kingdom of Brunei after it enacted new Islamic laws that make gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death. This atrocity begins today in Brunei. Please join me and spread the word about the boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei.
Ellen DeGeneres has backed George Clooney's call for people to boycott a string of the world's most luxurious hotels following Brunei's new laws over gay sex. From April 3, Brunei is bringing in new laws that will make gay sex, as well as adultery, punishable by death. Hollywood actor Clooney is calling on members of the public to take a stand and boycott all the hotels linked to the country, and DeGeneres has now added her voice to the cause.
November 22,was one of those rare days on the internet when so many people I knew — queer friends, relatively square relatives, a bunch of random straight people who went to my high school — were all sharing the same video: Ellen DeGeneres, in tears, accepting a Presidential Medal of Freedom from then-president Barack Obama. And then, to have the hopes of millions on your shoulders. Ellen has also built a media empire on the power of her near-universal likeability — no small feat for a gay woman who grew up as a Christian Scientist in Louisiana and Texas.
Jump to navigation. Globally popular television show host Ellen DeGeneres, an advocate for gay rights, has said she is proud of Indian sportswoman Dutee Chand. Chand, a m record holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals, recently opened up about her homosexuality.
The speech has received more thanviews on YouTube. He says physical contact between two people of the same sex, even a handshake, could be seen as an inappropriate gesture and get a student expelled. He also says he decided to come out publicly in honor of a gay BYU student he knew who came out on Facebook.
DeGeneres opened up about the assault to empower survivors of sexual abuse to have the courage to come forward. Matt Easton, the valedictorian at the Mormon institution who came out as gay during his graduation speech last month, shares his story with Ellen DeGeneres. The lesbian entertainer listed the Beverly Hills Hotel among the properties to avoid to protest the stoning of gays. The Dear Evan Hansen star who came out in a music video last month, also said he hopes there comes a time when coming out is not such a huge deal.
Despite the success and wealth she accumulated as the host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the most awarded talk show in Daytime Emmy history, the year-old funny woman wants you to know she's still relatable—and gay. But the stand-up comedian has returned to her roots with a Netflix special titled Ellen DeGeneres: Relatableher first in 15 years. Taped in Seattle, there are plenty of laughs to be had during the hour-long Netflix exclusive.