Track Athletes Come Out As Gay
This is a nice article, but I did want to mention something first. I’ve seen people on social media wonder why they always add “as gay” after they mention coming out. That’s because people are coming out these days as lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and even asexual. It’s not only gay men who “come out.” There are others, too, that fall under the LGBTQ umbrella. I don’t think that’s being too PC. It’s just being accurate.
With that said…
Justin Rabon and Brad Neumann are athletes representing the University of Minnesota’s track team.
They are also both gay and have been together for more than two years.
You can read more here. There are some nice pics, too. With all the vituperative news these days, I wish there were more stories like this.
Sean Hayes Is Proud of Gay and Queer
Here’s another example of what I was talking about above. Sean Hayes is proud to have the words gay and queer associated with his name. Personally, I’m only proud to have the word gay associated with my name. I’ve always been proud to be gay, but I don’t identify as queer. But that’s simply a matter of opinion and I respect the way Hayes feels. I respect and understand anyone who wants to be called queer. It just don’t want to be called that. So it’s even more important than ever to associate people with how they identify.
Sean Hayes begins the revival of Will & Grace as an openly gay man.
But that was not the case during the show’s initial eight-year run – something Hayes has major regrets over.
‘You know, I never really understood – nor took the time to realize – the impact I didn’t have by keeping my life to myself,’ Hayes writes in an essay for Billboard.com for LGBT Pride Month.
Gay Man Who Fled Chechnya Speaks Up
Here’s a story with some substance for a change. I don’t know about anyone else but I’m more than interested in learning first hand accounts of what’s happening in Chechnya.
Azmad said he at first managed to escape to Moscow, before being allowed to move to France last week, where he is now intending to seek asylum.
‘At home, I didn’t know calm and tranquility.’
He said gay people in Chechnya live in constant fear and that few take the risk of meeting up with others online. He spoke of one young man who was found naked and bound after being raped and then killed.
‘Gradually, gay people began to disappear. It was systematic.’
Here’s the rest. As I said, this is a first hand account from someone who has lived this nightmare. At least we’re getting this information. But I want more.