The most recent issue of VegNews
magazine features the beautiful Portia de Rossi, who dishes on her vegan diet and how being vegan can be a challenge.
Being vegan is harder than being gay?
Portia de Rossi, who is married to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, says people seem more uncomfortable around vegans than gay people. "Listen, I think it’s more difficult to be vegan than gay,” Portia de Rossi says in the interview. “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.”
People perceive vegans as judgmental
Even if you've never tried to convert your family, friends, or co-workers to veganism, they may feel judged by you. Portia de Rossi says, "...If somebody is sitting 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.”
Veganism agrees with Portia de Rossi
In her memoir Unbearable Lightness
, Portia de Rossi reveals how she battled anorexia and bulimia
. Veganism has changed her life. Once she stopped eating animals, she felt a sense of connectedness, stopped being so self-centered, and started loving life.
You can check out the latest issue of VegNews
to read more on Portia de Rossi's passion for animals, her favorite restaurants, cooking for Ellen DeGeneres, and the best veg food.
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