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Rosie O'Donnell: 'Cosmopolitan stopped me from coming out'

2014-02-19
gty_rosie_o_donnell_2_jt_111009_wblogActress and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell has revealed that Cosmopolitan magazine prevented her from revealing her sexuality in 1992. She told Marlo Thomas that the magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Helen Gurley Brown, removed part of the interview where she had discussed being gay. O'Donnell explained: "At that time, nobody printed it. "I remember [Editor-in-Chief] Helen Gurley Brown took it out of an interview that [a reporter] had done with me in, like, 1992. He said, 'Are you gay?' and I said, 'Yes.' She took it out... "She was protecting me because at that time it would've been a huge issue, right? So, I think it's changed a lot. I think it's much more common and people are much more used to it. "Being a part of a gay family was not nearly as troubling to my kids as being part of a famous family." Ten years later, O'Donnell came out during a show at Caroline's Comedy Club in New York. Ellen Page on coming out: ‘I am moved by the support’England women’s football team captain comes out as gay