Last night, actress Ellen Page, best known for her roles in “Juno” and “Inception,” came out as a gay woman in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive Conference in Las Vegas. In the beautiful eight-minute-long speech above, Page told the crowd that she is “tired of lying by omission” and says she’s coming out now because of the “social responsibility” she has to stand up for others. The entire speech is incredibly moving and I highly recommend taking the time to watch it.
“[A headline read] ‘George Clooney’s Gay-Gay-Gay.’ And I said, ‘I’m gay-gay. The third one’s pushing it. Well now, [according to the Internet] I’m gay. You’re not going [to deny it] because that’s flat out insulting to the gay community. I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ‘These are lies!’ That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit.”
Gay rumors have long followed perma bachelor George Clooney, but he doesn’t care, and for all the right reasons. Being “accused” of being gay is a ridiculous thing to be upset about or “defend” yourself against, because to do so implies there is something wrong with being gay. I didn’t think it was possible for Clooney to get any more dashing, but, welp, I was wrong. Swoon! [Huffington Post]
There has long been speculation — perhaps hopeful speculation – that British Olympic diver Tom Daley, 19, is gay. This weekend, the bronze metal winner, who’s very popular with the hormonal, Bieber-loving set in his home country, decided to take control of the rumors and posted this candid confessional to YouTube, in which he says for the first time that he’s in a relationship with a man. Keep reading »
“I’m queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular. I’ve been trying to figure out relationships, you know? I don’t know if it’s responsible for kids of my age to be so aggressively pursuing monogamous binds, because I don’t think we’re ready for them. The romanticism within our culture dictates that that’s what you’re supposed to be looking for. Then [when] we find what we think is love — even if it is love — we do not yet have the tools. I do feel that it’s possible to be at this age unintentionally hurtful, just by being irresponsible — which is fine. I’m super down with being irresponsible. I’m just trying to make sure my lack of responsibility no longer hurts people. That’s where I’m at in the boyfriend/girlfriend/zefriend type of question.”
One thing I love about actor Ezra Miller — who blew my mind in “We Need To Talk About Kevin” — is that he’s such a lucid stoner. And at such a young age! This statement — given to Out magazine – is really quite smart and thoughtful, and it’s awesome to see a 19-year-old dude be so mindful of the way his innate youthful selfishness affects others. If only the 30-something dudes I find myself dating would do the same! Miller doesn’t get any deeper into explaining his “queerness,” but it seems like he’s disinterested in defining his sexuality on narrow terms. Good for him! [Out]
Could it be dear readers? Could Kanye West or Pharrell Williams be one of the men that Frank Ocean was in love with? O.M.G! Don’t drop your cucumbers now! Frank Ocean recently revealed on Tumblr that he was in love with a 19-year old man in the summer of 2007, when Frank was also 19. Kanye West and Frank Ocean lovers – could it be?
Yes, we know Kanye West and Pharrell Williams weren’t nineteen in the summer of 2007 (sounds like a Bryan Adams song gone wrong), but many pundits and Scientologists believe that this was a cover-up. Could it be? Say it isn’t so! Frank is known as one of Kanye’s protégés and he views Pharrell Williams as his idol. Read more…
“When I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself — I felt deeply troubled. But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an ‘It Gets Better’ video only months before taking his own life — I felt indescribable despair. … In light of Jamey’s death — it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it — is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality. Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country. … I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society — and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.”
– Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” movie, confirmed reports that he is gay in a blog entry posted to his website. The blog post was prompted by an interview with Quinto in this week’s issue of New York in which he “officially” confirmed for the first time that he is gay after somewhat dodging rumors for years. Keep reading »