The Truth About Gay Men On Reality TV Shows
There are certain reality TV shows out there that have always portrayed the most stereotypical gay men on the planet, which is becoming increasingly homophobic. And if the reality shows aren’t portraying gay men as stereotypes, they are insulting all gay men with passive aggressive homophobia that straight people can’t even detect.
However, this sounds different. A reality show personality in the UK named Sean Lineker is talking about his experience on reality TV with regard to his gay relationship, on TV. What he says is actually true for most gay men, including me.
“I did find it difficult and awkward having a relationship with a man on TV,” Lineker tells Cocktails and Cocktalk. “I’ve been openly gay for a while, but doing it in the public eye is still difficult, as it’s not something all my friends and especially family have seen.”
You can read the rest, here. Everything he says is absolutely spot on. And there are photos.
Bisexual Teacher Gets Fired
Here’s a story about a teacher named Nicholas Breiner who has been trying to help make a difference. According to this publication, after a student attempted suicide because of the way her parents reacted when she told them she was a lesbian, Breiner decided to come out as bisexual hoping that he might help other kids who are struggling with their identities.
As terrifying as it was to admit, I had to value someone else’s well-being over my own privacy. After a lot of support from people I decided that 30 years was long enough to wait. Hey world, I am what I am.”
Unfortunately, he was fired not long after he came out.
Here’s the link. There’s a lot more.
Ryan Murphy New TV Series
If my Facebook news feed is any indication of how much people love old time things and nostalgia, this show from Ryan Murphy should do very well. This is also part of that Netflix deal I’ve posted about before.
Murphy announced the news on his Instagram account, describing the show as a ‘love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown’.
Here’s a link.