Friday, November 01, 2013

I Didn't Say It ....

Sean Hayes, on going back into the closet when he hit it big on Will and Grace:
"I was so young. It made me go back in the closet [with the media] because I was so overwhelmed at 26 or 27. I didn't want the responsibility, I didn't know how to handle the responsibility of speaking for the gay community. I always felt like I owed them a huge apology for coming out too late. Some people in the gay community were very upset with me for not coming out on their terms. They don't stop to think about what's going on in somebody's personal life, and the struggles that they're having. It was all very scary. We got death threats. It was a really rough time for me, but I was also having the time of my life."

Sean Hayes eventually came out publicly in March 2010.
I was one “Those Gays” that was annoyed by his refusal to be open — even though I know it’s his choice. I felt he did a great disservice to LGBTQ youth by not being out, open, and himself.
It’s nice to see him come to that understanding.

Maggie Gallagher, basically waving the anti-equality White Flag:
"I believe the Supreme Court is going to impose gay marriage in all fifty states within the next two years. I think the battle's going to shift to religious liberty and we're gonna need politicians with backbone. What happened first in the gay marriage issue is liberals used their dominance in the mainstream media to persuade GOP pundits that they should be silent on the issue and retreat."

A couple of things, Mags:
Number 1: put your tongue in your mouth you’re no Miley Cyrus.
Number 2: Please whine some more about religious liberty because I have yet to see one case of a gay couple suing a religious group demanding that the church perform their wedding. It.Doesn’t.Happen.
Number 3: STFU.

Chely Wright, openly lesbian country star, to openly gay country singer Steve Grand:
“This is uncharted territory, as you know. I came out after having been in the business for years. He’s trying to get into the business. The fact that he’s openly gay prior to getting a record deal will likely be tough for him. That said, there is progress every day and I think it takes a tremendous amount of courage for him to identify as gay when he did. Very brave! It’s a new day, and I hope that someone on Music Row will give him a chance. He’s clearly motivated and honest. That’s what country music is supposed to be about—honest people telling honest stories about life. He’s certainly doing that. Stay strong, Steve!”

Chely paved the way for Steve Grand and he might have, might have, an easier path because she came first. And if he does, then maybe, maybe, she’ll regain the acceptance that Country music showed her before she came out.

Steve Grand, openly gay singer, on the rumor of undergoing "conversion therapy":
"I want to make it clear that it’s been misrepresented that I went through what most people know as conversion therapy. I saw a Christian therapist who, among many other beliefs, believed I’d be happier in a straight life. He didn’t shame me for being gay. Most of the focus, we weren’t even talking about my sexuality. But certainly his belief that I’d be living a happier life as a heterosexual was indeed harmful. In no way, shape, or form—I can’t even believe I have to clarify this—do I condone ex-gay therapy. I think it’s a horrible practice. There’s no scientific basis for it. A person’s sexuality is a part of who they are. And I certainly suffered for not having my sexuality affirmed."

More proof, as if anyone with a brain firing on all cylinders needed it, that gay Conversion Therapy doesn’t work.
You can’t turn a gay person straight nay more than you can turn a straight person gay.
We are all born the way we are born.

Lance Bass, who got engaged to boyfriend Michael Turchin, on their upcoming wedding to be aired on a "particular network":
"I love a party. It's going to be nice and big and over the top. The network offered us a big wedding special. Knowing myself in the 1980s growing up a gay kid in Mississippi, I would loved to have seen something on TV I could relate to and go, 'Oh, my gosh, I could do that!' ... I don't know if we will even have groomsmen or bridesmaids. Since there's no wedding dress and half the excitement of a wedding is to see the wedding dress and what it looks like ... we're wanting all of our guests to come completely over the top, high fashion like you're heading to the MET Ball or the Royal Wedding."

Leave it to Bass to make a circus out of a same-sex wedding, which is just the thing that the rightwingnuts will jump on: the idea of The Gays making a mockery of marriage.
I mean, if he wants an over-the-top wedding, go on have one, but do we really need to see it?
I don’t, but then TV does come with an ‘Off’ button.

Tony Perkins, tired of all The Gays clutterin' up his DVR:
"When Gallup asked people to guess how many Americans were homosexual, most said 25%. Turns out, they were about 22% off. And while gays and lesbians make up about 3.4% of the population, they seem to get 100% of the consideration when producers write and cast new television shows. The debate over same-sex 'marriage' has been perfectly scripted by Hollywood. Television shows are full of lovable gay characters, whose dangerous lifestyle is just another funny footnote. Unfortunately for America, those make-believe people are having a real-life impact. It's no accident that almost 20% of Americans credit television with changing their minds on same-sex 'marriage.' It's time for families to let networks know that what they gain by being pro-homosexual doesn't compare with what they'll lose. And that's viewers."

Hmm, gays get 1005 of the consideration when producers write and cast shows?
Then, Tony, where are all the gays? I mean, I see some, Ellen and NPH and Sean, and there are others, but if The Gays are getting all the jobs I ain’t seeing it.
Maybe you’re just suffering from wishful thinking because you’d love see more gay shiz on TV?


SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

I have to disagree with your criticism of Lance and his plans for an over the top wedding. First, everyone is entitled to do things their way but when I think of gay and wedding I think EXTRAVAGANZA! When I see pics of couples who have been together for years and decades get married in less-than casual friday outfits it puzzles me - is it really a special day to them? why are they bothering. Straight or gay it is a celebration and it should look like one especially given all that we have gone through to get there, we still have so far to go and so many are still denied.

anne marie in philly said...

"I believe the Supreme Court is going to impose gay marriage in all fifty states within the next two years." - REALLY, MAGGIE?!? IMPOSE?!? it's damn about time same-sex marriage is a law in ALL 50 states. STFU, preferably forever. speaking of law, YAYZ to Hawaii!

tony perkins also needs to STFU. turn off your tv, tony, if ya don't like what's on. I did. and it has nothing to do with teh gays, but the inanity of it all (read: honey boo boo, duck dynasty, the kardastrophies).

the dogs' mother said...

Here in Equality Marriage WA The Engineer and I are still married. Amazing!
(Though as he leaves the I Am Dying phase of his cold into the I Am Crabby stage - will this marriage survive mountains of used tissues, horrific noises and junk food infusion? ;-)

Bob Slatten said...

If you notice, I did say, further down, that if he wants to go over-the-top, then go ahead, i just don't wanna see it. said...

Something else to think about is the fact that these couples, after decades of loving affection and commitment, may already consider themselves to be a "tired old married couple" and just want the paperwork. Perhaps they already had a big commitment ceremony where friends and family gave them fantastic gifts and they don't want them to feel obligated again.

I have to agree with Bob on this one. Lance Bass should have the fabulous wedding of his dreams but I fear that broadcasting it on television will just fan the flames of anti-equality during a time when so many wingnuts want to take the issue to the polls.

Bob Slatten said...

Plus, shouldn't it be about the MARRIAGE and not just the WEDDING?
The wedding is one day, the marriage, hopefully, is many days, and years.

Anonymous said...

If I get married, I want Cleopatra to do the honors at Ceasars Las Vegas.