Just a few weeks after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the ban on gay and lesbians serving openly in the US military, Roz from the popular comic Doonesbury came out as a lesbian to her army sergeant Melissa Wheeler, her mother and other member of her unit all in the past few days.
Her journey began with Monday, October 3’s comic when Roz was telling her sergeant about her gay-ness, and was interrupted by a phone call from her mom:
Is Jenny’s Wedding a great movie? Not really. There are a lot of long speeches about why Jenny’s conservative parents are wrong, and about how love overcomes everything, although the relationship between Jenny and Kitty is so thinly developed that it’s hard to believe it overcomes much. That said, if you just want to see a movie where Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel play a lesbian couple that gets married, go for it!
On Tuesday, the conversation between Roz and her sergeant continued as Roz revealed that all the dates she had gone on were with gay guys, and how nice it was to hang out with someone else in the same position of having to stay in the closet:
D.E.B.S. is an action-comedy parody of the Charlie’s Angels format. The film focuses on a love story between a hero, Amy Bradshaw, and a villain, Lucy Diamond. Despite the fact that they're on opposite sides of the law, the two get to ride off into the night together.
This morning, Roz’s sergeant asks Roz if she will tell anyone else, and Roz asks why she wouldn’t tell anyone else. Roz then shouts to everyone seated nearby that she is gay, and no one thinks anything of it:
The World Unseen was written and directed by Shamim Sarif, also known for I Can’t Think Straight, and stars the same actresses, Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth. The film is set in 1950s South Africa, where Amina and Miriam tentatively begin a romantic relationship in the midst of oppression.
Congratulations to Roz! We are glad it was easy for her to come out!