Pro Wrestler Matt Cage Comes Out

1013828_10151984706406161_1679178327_nProfessional wrestler ‘Money’ Matt Cage has come out publicly as gay.

The athlete and entertainer – real name Matt Hullum – shared the news in a Facebook post last week (June 18), saying that trying to keep his sexuality a secret had left him stressed and depressed.

Cage – who performs on the indie wrestling circuit in the US – revealed that he had previously told close friends that he was bisexual, but had “no real intentions” of pursuing women romantically.

And explaining that rejection had always been one of his “biggest fear”, he added that he hoped the announcement wouldn’t change how people viewed him in the wrestling industry.

Below is the full post, which he titled ‘Here Goes Nothing’, and which has already received over a hundred shares on Facebook. Continue reading

TUG OF WAR (Part 2)

IMG-20150613-WA000Read the previous part of Tug Of War HERE

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At the touch of Kevin’s lips, I stopped my scramble to get up and off him. I was stunned, and my lips stayed unresponsive as his slipped and slid sensuously over my mouth. Then he stopped and pulled away, staring at me. His breathing was heavy like he’d been running for a while.

“Say something goddamnit!” he rasped.

I couldn’t say a word. Instead, I slid back into a sitting position on the swing chair and stared back at him. I still didn’t say anything.

“Fuck!” He sat up and put his face in his palms. Continue reading

Kristen Stewart’s Mother Outs Her As Bi, Actress Dating Personal Assistant

stewart-julesComing out to your parents can be an emotionally challenging moment, but generally parents don’t then turn around and come out for their kid.

But that seems to be what Kristen Stewart’s mum Jules Stewart has done by confirming that her daughter is in a relationship with her personal assistant, Alicia Cargile.

Kristen, 25, split from her very public relationship with fellow Twilight actor Robert Pattinson two years ago, and though she maintains a fairly low profile, speculation started buzzing when she and Cargile were photographed getting cozy at Coachella in April.

“What’s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy,” Jules told the Sunday Mirror. “She’s my daughter, I’m just her mom, so she knows I would accept her choices. Continue reading

WHEN LOVE KNOCKS

Kiss: Sean Chappin + Juan ValdezI knew exactly what Love would look like

I’d always thought

I hadn’t met Love yet

But I knew if Love wandered into my room

I would recognise him at first glance

Love would wear a crucifix necklace

Love would play acoustic guitar

And know all my favourite Beatles songs

I was patient

Love would come

And when Love comes

I would know

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But when Love finally showed up Continue reading

HIS COMING OUT STORY (It’s A Family Affair Too)

Happy black family togetherAs I lay on my bed early that April, my heart raced as I pondered over what may have transpired the previous night. I was left all alone in the sitting room as my mum and siblings held a discussion in the bedroom. This was quite unusual as we normally had our discussions together. The hushed tone of their conversation was far from comforting. Somehow, I knew I was the topic of their discussion.

Months prior to that time, I made the tough decision of telling my mother of my sexuality. She didn’t yell or wail, as I had imagined. Instead, she calmly told me that it was good I told her and even blamed me for not telling her earlier. She said everything was going to be fine. I blinked in disbelief as I heard her words. It sounded too good to be true –indeed, it was. Continue reading

WHO I WILL ALWAYS BE

singles 52You all know about that world we live in – the one where we go to school, get good grades, get a good job, get married, have kids, retire and be happy. That existence is not really meant for some of us. At least, not me. I have never seen myself living out my life that way.

I knew I was different when I preferred to play with dolls. My mother bought them for me, and when I outgrew them, I played with my neighbour’s daughter’s dolls. She let me play with hers because I braided those little princesses’ hair better than any girl in our neighbourhood.

I knew I was different the moment I realized I preferred to play with girls as I grew up. I could play anything a girl could, and still best them. In fact, whenever it was time to group ourselves for the games, I always found myself as the reason for a struggle for a partner, because I gave a better chance to win. And why not? I was competitive, focused and given to winning. Continue reading

JAMES’ JOURNAL (Entry 36)

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So, this Bruce Jenner transformation ish has helped me to delve into the minds of the people I call homophobes, and that of my family, as I find myself staring in the face of rejection.

When I found out some of her kids kept silent on the issue or showed some displeasure, I realised I’d find it a hard pill to swallow if my mum or dad or brothers decided to become Trans. I asked myself why? Why should I find it hard to accept them when I wish they’d find it easier to accept me? I sort of realised my family members changing would also change a whole lot of “truths” I’d held in my mind as to what my family is.

And there was the answer – Change. It’s constant but it can be a hard thing to accept. I however would like to reason that my love for them, my being in their shoes sort of would help me overcome that fear of change and help in accepting them.

I still don’t understand Transgenders and their struggle, but some things are similar, so instead of letting the differences divide us, let’s let the similarities in our struggles unite us. Continue reading

HIS COMING OUT STORY (Edition 3)

coming-out-of-the-closet“I’m Gay.”

I finally dared to look up. I wasn’t sure what I saw those eyes. Could it be pain? Anger? Shock? I couldn’t define it. I looked back down at my feet. I just had my pedicure done and at the moment, it was the most beautiful thing I could stare at. It gave me joy and sudden hope that whatever the outcome, these beautiful feet would take me to a place where I can be me.

“Are you sure? Why didn’t you ever tell me?” The voice sounded so far and strangled, I couldn’t recognize it.

I looked up from my feet and met those eyes with a piercing gaze of my own. Why? You’re seriously asking that question? Really? Give me one good reason why I should have told you? You always had something hurting to say when the word ‘homosexual’ comes on the news or is randomly passed around by your club members during afternoon tea and some crumpets. Tell me how I could have said something to someone who has an agenda against us. TELL ME!

“What? What do you mean?” My words came choked up. Continue reading