After years of refusing to discuss it publicly, Jodie Foster came out as a lesbian in an oblique, rambling speech at the Golden Globes awards ceremony this week. The actress, 50, accepted a lifetime achievement award and thanked her longtime partner, Cydney Bernard, while revealing they had broken up. Foster said she had come out to family and friends “a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age,” but had insisted on keeping her love life private. “If you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds,’’ she said, “then maybe then you, too, might value privacy above all else.”