Watch The Twin Brothers Who Came Out To Their Father

Viral-Video-600x330This video was posted on YouTube a few days ago and it has already gotten over 5 million views in that space.

The twin boys, Aaron and Austin Rhodes, decided to come out as gay to their father and to the world via their YouTube page. They called up their father in the video to tell him that they both were gay and it was an emotionally charged moment.

The video is all a lot of people have been talking about on social media in the past few days. Continue reading

Eminem Admits To Being Gay in Sony’s ‘The Interview’

eminemplaysgayin22theinterview22Sony gave freedom-loving fans of badly-reviewed comedy films a major Christmas gift this holiday by making the beleaguered film, The Interview, available not only in select theaters, but on various online streaming services.

Anyone who tuned out their family and tuned in The Interview on Christmas day was treated to an Eminem cameo where the rapper — who is frequently accused of homophobia for using the very bad f-word consistently — comes out as gay.

Of course, the entire thing is scripted and presumably not real, but Marshall Mathers deadpans the scene convincingly. “I’m more shocked that people haven’t figured it out yet,” Eminem tells James Franco’s character. “I’ve been playing gay peek-a-boo for years. I’ve pretty much been leaving a gay bread crumb trail.” Continue reading

Gay Pro Wrestler Darren Young Wishes He’d Come Out Sooner

Darren-Young_0It’s been one year since Darren Young became the first openly gay wrestler in the WWE, and he’s penned a sweet little reflection on the past year.

“Looking back on my life since coming out a year ago only makes me wish I’d had the strength to come out sooner,” he writes. As you’ll recall, his coming-out was a bit of a surprise, even to him. A TMZ mosquito just happened to ask him if there could be a successful gay WWE star, and just like that, Darren was basically like, “Yeah, me.”

“Does it matter to you? Does it change what you think about me?” he said at the time. “I guess if you want to call it coming out; I really don’t know what to say it is but I’m just letting you know. I’m happy with who I am, I’m comfortable with myself, and I’m happy to be living the dream.” Continue reading

HIS COMING OUT STORY (Edition 2)

coming-out-of-the-closet”It’s only normal for you feel aroused.”

”But not when it’s a guy,” I replied.

”Listen, you’ve always liked girls, you can’t all of a sudden feel attracted to boys,” she countered.

This was the conversation that happened between my mum and I when I tried explaining to her that I might be gay. If only she knew, I thought to myself.

I was 14 at this time, and hadn’t realized what I was doing by telling her what I did. But I remember feeling an extreme need to tell my mum the way I felt towards my male friends, something she failed to grasp, or simply chose to deny. I was born into a religious, extended family; I have a brother and sister, but I have also lived with my uncles and aunties and family friends. Yes, my mum was quite the ‘philanthropist’.

Growing up gay, I had often deemed myself ”inadequate” and the ”disappointment” of the family. I love my mum and was always scared of how heartbroken she would feel if she found out her beloved son was gay. Yet it was a burden I couldn’t bear to keep to myself. Due to my religious upbringing, I had labeled myself the ‘ultimate disappointment’, both to God and to man. Growing up wasn’t the most pleasant of experiences. Continue reading

HIS COMING OUT STORY

coming-out-of-the-closetFear. The underlying theme of my coming out story is fear. Fear of being discovered. Fear of being rejected. Fear of being unloved. Fear of hurting the people I love. Fear of facing my fears head-on, and then as a result, the fear of what would happen if I did.

I have always known I was different – gay – as early I can remember. From childhood, I have always been reserved, always playing with my drawing book and crayons (thank God for drawing skills). I remember my folks always asking me to go out and play and I’d sneak to the backyard instead; I was afraid that if I went out, “they” will find out. Nasty things happened as a result of that. Terrible thoughts, insomnia, suicide attempts, a nasty attitude and worst of all, I was afraid of myself. I felt like a mistake. Prayers were not working; the only thing working for me throughout secondary school was depression.

I got diagnosed with bipolar depression, and started taking some anti depression pills. And most times, I’ll OD on them with the hope that it will end my suffering. But well, the universe doesn’t make such things easy. Some people are born gay and they embrace it. The jigsaw puzzle just fits perfectly. It’s a part of them and they are proud of that, no matter what the world or anyone else tells them. That’s the way it should be for everyone! Unfortunately for me, growing up gay meant feeling isolated and alone. Continue reading

Russian politician expresses his outrage over Apple CEO Tim Cook’s coming out

timA Russian politician says Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘should be banned’ from entering the country after he came out as gay for the first time.

Anti LGBT campaigner, Vitaly Milonov reportedly suggested that head of the electronics giant could bring ‘the Ebola virus, Aids or gonorrhea’, drawing on his stereotypes of homosexuals.

According to FlashNord, the city legislator from St Petersburg said: ‘What could he [Cook] bring us? The Ebola virus, Aids, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over there. Ban him for life.’

Mr. Cook made the announcement on Thursday, declaring his sexual orientation is one of the ‘greatest gifts God has given me’. Continue reading

The Biggest Thing To Come Out Of Apple…

tim-cook1…And it’s not IOS8 or Yosemite.

It’s Tim Cook.

Apple’s Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay, saying he is proud and considers it “among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

Writing in Businessweek, the chief executive said that while he has never denied his sexuality, he hadn’t publicly acknowledged it either.

“So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” he wrote.

“Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life,” he added. Continue reading

Actor Neil Patrick Harris lost virginity at party

NeilPatrickHarrisHWOFSept2011Neil Patrick Harris lost his virginity at a party.

The 41-year-old actor recalled the moment he was left feeling humiliated after he got physical beneath the sheets with a woman, for the first time, at a gathering.

Speaking on NPR show ‘Fresh Air’, he explained: ”We were at a party and some girl was there from college with a friend and [she] told my group of friends that she wanted to have sex with me because I was on a TV show. And so my friends were like, ‘This is the time! It’s perfect! You have to have sex right now!’ It seemed perfect at the time … so it happened.

”So it was very warm and exciting and it was done very quickly. And then she was done — she didn’t want to date me or anything … I was sort of shell-shocked by it all. …. I thought, ‘OK. Where’s my pants?’ And then she was gone. It was very unceremonious.”

The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ hunk came out as gay in 2006 and is now married to David Burtka, and he insists he has no regrets about revealing his sexuality.

He explained: ”I knew that coming out would be an inevitability sometime. I was thankfully in a relationship with David and I was very much in love with him and it started to seem uncomfortable to not recognise him. It seemed more insulting to him to go to a movie premiere and then I get out of the car on one door, he gets out of the car on the other door, I go down the press line by myself. That just seemed disrespectful.”

TOWIE’s Charlie King Comes Out On Live TV

National Television Awards 2013 - Arrivals - LondonCharlie King has come out as a gay man.

“It’s been a long time coming. For the last few months I’ve been sitting on the fence about it,” said King. “I feel that I’m ready now. Even though I’m nervous sitting here, I know that the time is now.”

King went on to say that the ITVBe programme focused on his relationship with Bobby Norris because he himself wasn’t sure where he belonged.

The Only Way Is Essex followed that story line about that subject because I never really knew where I belonged or knew where I fitted in,” he added. “It was something that I had to address. It’s taken me a good few years to get here now and be able to say, ‘I’m Charlie, I’m 29 years old and I’m a gay man’, and I’m very comfortable with that.

“Internally, I’m struggling a little bit. I don’t really know where I belong,” he explained. “I’ve not had many relationships, I seem to be more comfortable around gay people, hence why I had a very good relationship with Bobby, and my best friend in my life away from TOWIE is gay.”

Speaking about his family’s reaction, he said: “My mum has seen that I’ve struggled for a few years. I was really badly bullied at school. She wanted to see me happy.

LOVE AND SEX IN THE CITY (Episode 16)

Blog_Love And Sex In The CityThere was no exchange of words, hostile or amicable, between Fabian and I before I left for work on Wednesday morning. In fact, I did not set my eyes on him, not since he confronted me last night. I remained in my room for the rest of the night, too distraught to even feel the hunger pangs or to simply give in to exhaustion and sleep off. It wasn’t until around 1am that I realized I was ravenous, and made my way downstairs, through the gloom in the house (my brother had turned off the plant, and NEPA still hadn’t restored the electricity) to the kitchen to take a quick midnight supper of buttered bread and tea.

As I started out of the house for work early in the morning, I walked past Fabian’s closed room door. I could tell by the subdued volume of some radio station’s morning music programme coming from the room, that he was awake. The electricity had been restored, and light spilled out from his room through the door jambs to the dim hallway; I could see shadowed movements cutting across the thin slats of light, which implied that he was moving about in his room. Probably packing for his trip to Port Harcourt later in the day, I thought.

I briefly battled with the thought of going in there to speak to him.

About what, the voice queried. Continue reading