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Love, Ellen : a mother/daughter journey

Author: Betty DeGeneres
Publisher: New York : Rob Weisbach Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Mom, I'm gay." With three little words, gay children can change their parents' lives forever. Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, has changed at all; same kid, same life, same bond of enduring love. Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Betty DeGeneres; Ellen DeGeneres; Betty DeGeneres; Ellen DeGeneres
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty DeGeneres
ISBN: 0688162746 9780688162740
OCLC Number: 40489091
Description: x, 366 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Coming Out, the First Time --
1930-1978 --
The Importance of Being Different --
Motherhood --
The Paper Doll Family --
Atlanta, Texas --
1978-1997 --
The Importance of Being Honest --
I Love You, Mom; I Love You, El --
Big Breaks --
Come Out, Come Out ... --
April 30, 1997, to the Present --
Journeys --
Speaking Out, Speaking Up --
Epilogue: It's All About Love.
Responsibility: Betty DeGeneres.

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"Mom, I'm gay." With three little words, gay children can change their parents' lives forever. Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, has changed at all; same kid, same life, same bond of enduring love. Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but not without a struggle. Coming from a republican family with conservative values, Betty needed time and education to understand her daughter's homosexuality -- but her ultimate acceptance would set the stage for a far more public coming out, one that would change history. In Love, Ellen, Betty DeGeneres tells her story: the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter; the media's scrutiny of their family life; the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project. With a mother's love, clear minded common sense, and hard won wisdom, Betty DeGeneres offers up her own very personal memoir to help parents understand their gay children, and to help sons and daughters who have been rejected by their families feel less alone.

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