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It's pretty bad how few out gay actors there are in hollywood.
I'm not sure I can think of any...
at the oscars isn't he?
all of the best film directors are gay i think
Can't believe she's 26 though. Hard Candy must be older than I realised.
I'm not sure if I'm sure of anything anymore
the movie is 9 years old
has started writing a novel in an attempt to woo her. He hopes it'll be a real Page turner.
alright, bob seger
It's a positive story, seeing someone that is recognised in the media might make it easier for young people to work up the confidence to come out. Why would you think it shouldn't be reported when there are much more tedious celebrity news stories out there.
A lot of people's perception of a lesbian is of quite a masculine woman with short hair etc etc, even today. A really pretty, 'indie' girl coming out might make people be a bit less prejudiced and that's only a good thing.
I mean, it'd be much better if "famous person is gay" wasn't news, right?
it's just be nicer if it didn't matter, you know
IT'S NICE TO BE NICE
But I think one of the ways we'll reach that is by raising awareness till it becomes normal.
"I'm gay" was one line of it - it was hardly press conference for her sexuality. Her speech was really moving, and something that will undoubtedly mean a lot to many people.
And why do you say "feels the need"? Do you not think it's possible that she did it because, like she said, she thought maybe she could make a difference?
I haven't watched it tbh, just going off the headlines
I wonder if she has a new movie coming out soon.
about her personal life whenever she was interviewed and I wonder if this was part of the reason why.
Good on her.
but i'm still baffled as to why something like this is a big deal. It's getting so tiresome seeing famous people announcing they're gay and it being an actual news story worth of coverage for a couple of days.
Do you find this more or less tiring than hiding and lying by omission
Do you find this more or less tiring than suffering for years because of being scared to be out.
Do you find this more or less tiring than having your mental health suffer and your relationships suffer.
I DON'T MIND THE GAYS. THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY LIKE IN PRIVATE. I JUST DON'T SEE WHY THEY HAVE TO FLAUNT IT OR GET IN EVERYONE'S FACE ABOUT IT.
Be gay quietly. Be gay the way /I/ want you to be gay. Be gay in a way that I don't need to acknowledge.
Apart from slightly insinuating i'm homophobic in some way, you've clearly read my comment more strongly than I meant it.
By 'it's getting tiresome', I didn't mean I have a massive problem with it, it just makes me shrug whenever I see such articles because as I say, I don't understand why it's such a big deal.
People coming out might help others who need it, whether it's gay people who are short on role models they can relate to, or whether it's people who aren't hateful, but are just uncomfortable with homosexuality to the environment they've been brought up in and for whom it needs to become more normalised so they can get used to it.
where this isn't a big deal. the more people who say they are gay means it is less of a thing to say you are. we're not there yet. these events help us get there.
For me personally I just don't see it as a big deal. People are gay. So what? There shouldn't be a problem with it. But, yes, like you say, there is.
It's just my personal view that it's not a big deal.
that definitely trumps you not thinking it matters
I know nothing about how difficult coming out is or the kind of pressure people must feel to pretend to be someone they're not or anything like that, and maybe you are right that by making 'a big deal out of it' will help lots of people.
but isn't there another side to it? that when someone announces they're gay and it makes front page news "OMG she's gay! and she came out! so brave!" that it makes it seem more difficult in a way, or makes it into a bigger issue than it really should be. maybe there are people that see how much attention this draws and think twice about doing it?
like I said, I really have no idea. just a thought.
It has to become normalised before it can become casualised, if you get my drift.
We're a long way from it not being a 'big deal' for people who realise they might be gay, and I'd be fuck-off surprised if it is public coming out that was making it a big deal.
your personal view applies to you, the news is aimed at many people.