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Creating Queerness for Public Consumption: Assessment of the Advocay of Oprah Winfrey and Cristina Saralegui

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Over a decade ago, Cristina Saralegui received the first of many acknowledgments from the English-language/U.S. media for her work in presenting positive and realistic images of lesbians, gays, and other members of the LGBT or queer community through discussions in “El Show de Cristina.” Honored by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), during their annual media awards in 1997 with the Vanguard Award, GLAAD recognized Saralegui’s long-standing commitment to educating the public about LGBT persons in an honest, accurate, and complex manner. In the same year, Oprah Winfrey lent her public persona and presence to support a friend, Ellen DeGeneres, and her television character Ellen Morgan come out. Not only was DeGeneres a featured guest on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” where she detailed her life as “gay woman.” but Winfrey also made a notable guest appearance on the comedy sitcom “Ellen” as her counselor. In both instances, Winfrey served to facilitate the process of public acceptance and self-acceptance that is so crucial to LGBT people who are often dismissed, rejected, and/or marginalized. This paper explores how Cristina Saralegui and Oprah Winfrey construct queer spaces in various public arenas. In particular, I argue that they construct these spaces for public consumption via their talk show programs and, to a lesser extent, their public personalities, while increasing awareness to specific LGBT campaigns. My concern is neither to investigate whether Saralegui and Winfrey adopt a kind of queerness for themselves nor to claim their work marks a new kind of activism. Rather, I seek to understand how Winfrey and Saralegui transform views of queerness through the mainstream media and infuse these views with race.
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Rosas, Lilia. "Creating Queerness for Public Consumption: Assessment of the Advocay of Oprah Winfrey and Cristina Saralegui" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p438583_index.html>

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Rosas, L. "Creating Queerness for Public Consumption: Assessment of the Advocay of Oprah Winfrey and Cristina Saralegui" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p438583_index.html

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Abstract: Over a decade ago, Cristina Saralegui received the first of many acknowledgments from the English-language/U.S. media for her work in presenting positive and realistic images of lesbians, gays, and other members of the LGBT or queer community through discussions in “El Show de Cristina.” Honored by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), during their annual media awards in 1997 with the Vanguard Award, GLAAD recognized Saralegui’s long-standing commitment to educating the public about LGBT persons in an honest, accurate, and complex manner. In the same year, Oprah Winfrey lent her public persona and presence to support a friend, Ellen DeGeneres, and her television character Ellen Morgan come out. Not only was DeGeneres a featured guest on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” where she detailed her life as “gay woman.” but Winfrey also made a notable guest appearance on the comedy sitcom “Ellen” as her counselor. In both instances, Winfrey served to facilitate the process of public acceptance and self-acceptance that is so crucial to LGBT people who are often dismissed, rejected, and/or marginalized. This paper explores how Cristina Saralegui and Oprah Winfrey construct queer spaces in various public arenas. In particular, I argue that they construct these spaces for public consumption via their talk show programs and, to a lesser extent, their public personalities, while increasing awareness to specific LGBT campaigns. My concern is neither to investigate whether Saralegui and Winfrey adopt a kind of queerness for themselves nor to claim their work marks a new kind of activism. Rather, I seek to understand how Winfrey and Saralegui transform views of queerness through the mainstream media and infuse these views with race.


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