Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Disney's Rich Ross: Hollywood's First Openly Gay Studio Chairman

This LA Times piece tries to delve into Rich Ross private life.

I found this: "The 47-year-old Ross and his partner of more than 20 years, Adam Sanderson, live in the Hollywood Hills and have no children of their own. However, he maintains a close relationship with the 14- and 10-year-old daughters of his former roommate and best friend from Fordham Law, who serve as an informal focus group." After a little more hunting, I found that the Advocate has just posted a small story, titled: "Disney Goes Gay with New Top Exec."

I suppose on one hand, it is progress that such a thing no longer is a hindrance to someone being given such a high-profile job. On the other hand, it is a reflection of our society that someone who is gay that have been given such a high-profile job makes the news. It shows that there is still a long way to go before these things are no longer news and part of our common occurrences.

In the end, as stated in the article, it is how he does his job that matters, and how he treats people around him.

So congratulations, and good luck, Rich Ross! I just hope you remember that there are plenty of adults who are also Disney fans. Don't over-emphasize the kiddie movies!


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