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Unread 07-02-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Who cares?
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Unread 07-02-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Because we live in a world where people are still persecuted for being who they are.

What do you think would have happened had he not "come out" but was seen walking down the street in Manhattan holding hands with a man?? Or kissing a man?? Or moving in with a man or marrying a man???

He would have been torn to shreds in the media and all the ignorant bigots would have been demanding his shows be cancelled, they'd be picketing the studios where he tapes, etc etc etc.

Another reason a "non famous" person may feel the need to "come out"?? Basically the same. Everyone "assumes" you're straight (unless you're flamboyant or overly butch) so you can't "be yourself" until you let the people you're close to know.


sorry, I don't agree.

the world is not entitled to know.

what makes the people of the world entitled to know someones business??, nope, not entitled.
don't agree.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:14 PM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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he came out at this time because he felt it might help those kids who are bullied and tormented for being gay. he is an icon and if his coming out publically can help just one other young person keep from jumping out of a window then i can certainly understand that motivation.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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he came out at this time because he felt it might help those kids who are bullied and tormented for being gay. he is an icon and if his coming out publically can help just one other young person keep from jumping out of a window then i can certainly understand that motivation.

if that was the reason then he took to long to help gay kids he should have done that 20 yrs ago if not more gay kids hve been bullied for a very long time its not like it JUST HAPPENED

he did It for ratings his show needs attention an when you bring attention to yourself like saying your Gay will help your ratings and bring more of the gay community to your show. there are gays like Oprah who are afraid to do this but also support no bullying of gay kids.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:16 PM
 
Location: gazing @ the Blue Ridge Mountains
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Personally, I think he revealed himself to be gay because he wants freedom to be with his partner. Probably to even marry the guy he's been with for some years now.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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i still have a crush on the grey fox in spite of this
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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:36 PM
 
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Personally, I think he revealed himself to be gay because he wants freedom to be with his partner. Probably to even marry the guy he's been with for some years now.

everyone new he was gay ......... so why announce it unless its for PR

Like Liberace we new he was gay but it would have been funny if he had to announce it. or did he?
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Unread 07-03-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: gazing @ the Blue Ridge Mountains
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everyone new he was gay ......... so why announce it unless its for PR

Like Liberace we new he was gay but it would have been funny if he had to announce it. or did he?

no, not really. I think for Anderson the issue is a bit more complex than the average guy on the street. Again, I think it was for personal reasons that he kept it on the down low for so long and for moving forward in his personal life that he finally confirmed.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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Why did he take so long to come out? I had never heard any rumors he was.
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Unread 07-03-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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if that was the reason then he took to long to help gay kids he should have done that 20 yrs ago if not more gay kids hve been bullied for a very long time its not like it JUST HAPPENED

he did It for ratings his show needs attention an when you bring attention to yourself like saying your Gay will help your ratings and bring more of the gay community to your show. there are gays like Oprah who are afraid to do this but also support no bullying of gay kids.

If you read his quotes you can see first hand what his reason was (it doesn't take that much effort - hint: scroll back a few). It had nothing to do with ratings. If you read it, you'll see there's no negative aspect to jump upon (well maybe you could find something). It's really all quite benign.
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