Kardashians missed the boat on this one!

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Yep.  They sure did.  Kris Jenner pushed Bruce out the door and continued on with her lucrative lifestyle of the Kardashians.  Taking full advantage of being single.  All the while, Bruce was mostly behind closed doors, gathering up steam for his big reveal.

And boy, reveal he did!  The interview with Diane Sawyer was a huge success, and brought Bruce to the forefront of the spotlight, along with his first two families.  Where were the Kardashians?  A little late to the party.

Obviously Queen Kris did not think that America would take Bruce into their hearts like they did.  She tried to distance herself from him as much as possible, afraid he would “embarrass” her.  It was all about her image, not his.

Now, Bruce did credit Kanye and Kim with coming around.  I think Kanye can smell success from a mile away!  And Kim went along with him, eventually encouraging Bruce.  Bruce’s biological kids, Kendall and Kylie tweets were shown on the show.  That was it as far as Kris’s family was seen on the show.  His first two wives were shown as being very supportive, but Kris?  Simply, “No comment”.  She claims she was never contacted.  Really?  Biggest upcoming show on TV and she let it slide by?  Not buying it.  Of course, after all the hoopla settled, she did tweet a very encouraging statement.  Hmmph.  Too little too late, in my opinion.

I have seen no pictures of Bruce with Kendall and Kylie lately, but maybe they weren’t out in public.  I have seen pictures of him with his first two families, and I am glad they are standing behind him.  If anybody has right to be pissed, it is those children.  Bruce basically became a “Kardashian” and his other children were pushed aside.  I remember how hurt Brandon and Brody were.  In fact, it was even shown on the KUWTK show.  I sure hope Bruce can mend some fences, in more ways than just his gender crisis.

Now, I must admit, I was skeptical when I first noticed Bruce transitioning.  I thought maybe he was doing it to spite Kris, or for the money.  Bruce was my hero back in his Olympic days.  And boy, he was HOT!  I mean HOT HOT HOT!!!  All women were madly in love with him.

But.  Apparently this the direction he wants his life to take.  I say live and let live.  I have no problem with whatever people want to be.  My only confusion is over his sexual and gender identities.  He says the two are completely unrelated.  He says he is a woman.  He says he is a heterosexual.  He says (quite emphatically) that he is NOT gay.  I say this does not compute.  If you are a woman, and want to have sex with only women, does that not mean you are a lesbian?  I don’t know all the transgender language etc., but if Bruce does have the surgery, and fully completes his body transition…..well, I don’t know.  In researching transgender, my head spins with all the different types that are recognized.  Apparently you can go from to man to woman, still prefer women, and still be considered heterosexual.  It is based on your gender at birth, not at transitioning.

There is a whole world out there that most people are not aware of.  People are not just black and white anymore.  There are many, many ways to feel, and live.

I am not going to judge.  I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake it off.

 

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The Evolution of Ellen

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I have always been a huge fan of Ellen Degeneres. I loved her standup comedy. I thought she was pretty, and very likeable. I used to watch her comedy specials on Showtime back in the 80’s. She was funny without being crude, and I liked her laid back style. She reminded me a bit of Jerry Seinfeld.

Her TV show was standard weekly watching fare. I can’t say I was 100% surprised when she came out on her TV show. But I can say that I was saddened that they cancelled her show because of it. It made no difference to me if she was gay or not. What she was was a very talented comedian and actress. And brave. Very brave. She did something that few would have done, back then. We were not very tolerant, back then. It takes us awhile to warm up. Baby steps.

So I always did admire her. When she came as a talk show host, she was awesome, simply awesome. It was the perfect platform for her. She could tell jokes, dance, sing, talk….what not to like?

And her look started to change, gradually. Over the years her hair got a little shorter, her style of dress a little less feminine.

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It wasn’t shocking, we all knew she was gay. Her relationships played out in the press, but there were only a few. When she started dating Portia Di Rossi, I was taken aback a little bit, but only because I didn’t know Portia was gay, as she played a sexy blond lawyer on my favorite show Ally McBeal. Just goes to show you that looks don’t define sexuality. Plenty of tomboys out there that are straight, and plenty of girly girls out there that are gay. Fine by me.

I was happy when Ellen and Portia were able to be married. I don’t have any religious objections to it. I only want people to be happy. I don’t really understand everything about being gay, whether it is biological or environmental or a little of both. As I’ve said before, don’t care.

Ellen is now a part of our everyday lives, at least mine. I watch her show, I see her on the award shows. She has done a bang up job as host, and I can’t wait for the next Academy Awards show this Sunday. I will leave you with this final portrait of Ellen, with boy short hair, and suit and bow tie. She makes a very handsome woman!  Baby steps.

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OMG, a GAY athlete?!!!!!

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Seems to me that the world of sports was kind of like the military in that regard. Don’t ask, don’t tell. Cause soldiers and athletes are manly men, and nobody wants to think of them as being gay, because that is just not right, right?

Wrong. I am not for or against gays, I am neutral on the whole subject. But I do know that gay men are not all hairdressers or designers. There are gay/lesbian people in ALL walks of life, whether you acknowledge it or not.

I am not gay, and I don’t pretend to understand the mind/body mechanisms of being gay. I do not know if you are born gay, become gay, want to be gay, don’t want to be gay, whatever. I do know that having gay parents doesn’t make you gay, just as having straight parents doesn’t make you straight. I know that it is a religious issue, and some religions condemn gays. I know that being gay causes great pain and suffering for both the person and the family.

Coming out is the big deal. What you do behind closed doors is your own personal business, but once you put it out there, you can’t it take it back. Even if you try, people will always wonder.

Back a few years ago, it seemed that all the high school girls were making out with other girls, and all the guys thought it was hot. Did that make them lesbians, or bi? I don’t think so. I think they did it just because it was the new, off the hook thing to do to shock and amaze people. High school/college seems to be the time for experimenting, with sex, drugs and rock and roll. Don’t laugh, it’s true! Except for me, I believed everything the nuns beat into our heads.  I am still damaged to this day.

This world we live in has become so diverse.  People of all color, religion, sexual orientation…..need to work it out, and live in peace.  Together, while still respecting each one’s individuality.   I’m not sure what God’s plan is with all this, but I am sure that he wants us to be happy and live in harmony.  So, live and let live!