Sunday, 4 March 2012

Gay On Gay?

In this video, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Ellen DeGeneres (host of: Ellen) talk about the new additions to Harris' family.
Harris has always been very open about his sexuality, especially since his rise to fame.
It shows how far we, as a society, have come forward in terms of discrimination. Previously, in times passed, a lesbian who wanted to be a talk show host would have been laughed at and shunned for even daring to think she was anything more than diseased, and now to think that millions of viewers worldwide watch The Ellen Show either live, or online support Ellen in everything she does. Ellen is also the face of American Express along with stars such as Kate Winslet and Beyonce.

Not only the fact that a gay talk show host has one of the most popular TV shows in America, Ellen is also interviewing NPH about a very sensitive subject; his children. In the 50's, a gay man having children, or even the right to have children, seemed diabolical. in todays society it is applauded. NPH is unafraid to go into details about the conception of his two beautiful children, and details about his relationship with his partner, David. The fact that NPH feels comfortable enough to have this conversation with a woman, let alone a female talk show host is incredible, based on past discrimination of gay men.
This, personally, shows the growth of society in relation to sexuality.

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