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Portia de Rossi On VegNews July/August 2011 Issue

Written by Vegetarian Star on July 7th, 2011 in Actresses, Food & Drink.

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Portia de Rossi is on the cover of the July/August 2011 issue of VegNews magazine.

Being a vegan may win you a lot of friends in some parts of the world, but even in 2011 there’s no guarantee you won’t be mocked, criticized and downright discriminated against.

But is being a vegan even tougher than being gay/lesbian/bisexual? Portia weighed in.

“Listen, I think it’s more difficult to be vegan than gay,” she said. “I think people have a harder time accepting it; people feel more uncomfortable with a vegan at their dinner table than they do a lesbian. It’s confronting. It’s kind of suggesting that what someone else is doing is bad or wrong, and it hits them on a more personal level. … If somebody is setting there eating a steak watching you eat polenta, they’re thinking that you’re trying to preach to them or you’re trying to convert them in some way. Whereas with being gay, I don’t think anyone’s concerned that that’s the agenda. “Hey, Mom, you also have to be gay. I’m gay and so should you be!” Certainly when I told her that I was vegan, it forced her to look at her habits.”

If being gay and vegan both carry difficulties, then Portia must be one tough vegan cookie!

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4 Responses to “Portia de Rossi On VegNews July/August 2011 Issue”

  1. herwin Says:

    Maybe the first few weeks, or months it’s “dificult” to be vegan, but after that adjustement, it’s life as usual. ANY lifestyle is “dificult”, i am sure the KKK also complains that “things aint what they used to be”, and even “Glenn Beck” complains that things are tough
    It’s only “tough life” for the animals , not for us, who are free.

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