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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

My thoughts were just that everyone I knew (and the late night comics
agreed) that this was not news. Since he came out on his own I'd say he's
comfortable with discussion (which would be different than say, a politician
who lied about his sexuality and then got found out. That's hypocrisy AND
political, while this is neither, IMO).

I suspect that there are gay male musicians who are adored by female fans
who hide their sexuality because the money and fame would be lost if they
were open about it. They have been labeled as a sex object and benefit from
the label, right?

As far as Heche goes, I'd say she is most likely not actually gay...maybe
bisexual?



"GofBorg" <GofBorg@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote in message
news:BNrsn.14966$yE3.6195@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/03/ricky-

> martin-i-am-a-homosexual-man/1
>>
>> 🙂
>>
>> Who next? Elton John?

>
> Seems like a political topic, nevertheless I wonder why people feel the
> need
> to label themselves in the first place? I guess it fits into some need.
> Aren't people simply 'sexual'? Even guys and gals that proclaim to be
> homosexual on occasion drift to the other side if they find a person
> really
> attractive. Anne Heche springs to mind.



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

I didn't "want" to believe that either when I was a kid. Of course, "gay"
was much more of a pejorative then, even used as a one size-fits-all
pejorative that had little to do with orientation.


"Mary Matthews" <mlm23NO@SPAMcalvin.edu> wrote in message
news:4BB1D646.9ED1.00FC.1@SPAMcalvin.edu...
> ROFL!!! I had a HUGE fight with one of my friends in high school because
> I
> told her Elton John was gay. She didn't believe me. When he came out she
> nearly had a nervous breakdown.
>
> Gaydar - installed by God, fined tuned by my BFF Carlos. 🙂
>
>>>> Boomer<wdunham@wdunham.com> 3/29/2010 6:58 PM >>>

> "Craig" <elrushbo@eib.net> wrote in
> news:I%9sn.14496$yE3.1065@kovat.provo.novell.com:
>
>> http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/03/rick
>> y-martin-i-am-a-homosexual-man/1
>>
>>:)
>>
>> Who next? Elton John?
>>
>>

>
> or....Liberace? no....no!
>
>



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

Most female fans don't care if they're out...that just increases the
challenge. 🙂 Personally, I don't care. As long as they produce fun
music that I like and are honest, I'll buy their stuff.

>>> Craig<elrushbo@eib.net> 3/30/2010 3:46 PM >>>

My thoughts were just that everyone I knew (and the late night comics
agreed) that this was not news. Since he came out on his own I'd say he's

comfortable with discussion (which would be different than say, a
politician
who lied about his sexuality and then got found out. That's hypocrisy AND

political, while this is neither, IMO).

I suspect that there are gay male musicians who are adored by female fans
who hide their sexuality because the money and fame would be lost if they
were open about it. They have been labeled as a sex object and benefit
from
the label, right?

As far as Heche goes, I'd say she is most likely not actually gay...maybe
bisexual?



"GofBorg" <GofBorg@no‑mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote in message
news:BNrsn.14966$yE3.6195@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/03/ricky‑

> martin‑i‑am‑a‑homosexual‑man/1
>>
>> 🙂
>>
>> Who next? Elton John?

>
> Seems like a political topic, nevertheless I wonder why people feel the
> need
> to label themselves in the first place? I guess it fits into some need.
> Aren't people simply 'sexual'? Even guys and gals that proclaim to be
> homosexual on occasion drift to the other side if they find a person
> really
> attractive. Anne Heche springs to mind.





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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

It still is.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

How sad is it that people have to "come out" when they are gay. Here's
a political statement.

This world is so screwed up.
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

On 3/29/2010 5:40 PM, Craig wrote:
> http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/03/ricky-martin-i-am-a-homosexual-man/1
>
> 🙂
>
> Who next? Elton John?
>
>

I'm just amazed that people still care..

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

The media cares, and that's all that matters. "We" no longer count.

>>> Patrick Farrell<pfarrell@packereng.com> 3/30/2010 4:07 PM >>>

On 3/29/2010 5:40 PM, Craig wrote:
>

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/03/ricky‑
martin‑i‑am‑a‑homosexual‑man/1
>
> 🙂
>
> Who next? Elton John?
>
>

I'm just amazed that people still care..



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

I think I heard Mary Matthews say something like:

> As long as they produce fun music that I like and are honest, I'll

buy > their stuff.

I agree.

--
Stevo
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

On 3/30/10 3:20 PM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> The media cares, and that's all that matters. "We" no longer count.


And this is why I have chosen to turn of the TV and ignore the media. On
the plus side I get a lot more stuff done. 😄 Planning a retaining wall
and a new patio. 😄
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

Cool! Take pics of the retaining wall. I need to redo a small one in my
backyard, and fix the deck. It's almost Spring!

>>> Matthew Good<systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> 3/30/2010 4:52 PM >>>

On 3/30/10 3:20 PM, Mary Matthews wrote:
> The media cares, and that's all that matters. "We" no longer count.


And this is why I have chosen to turn of the TV and ignore the media. On
the plus side I get a lot more stuff done. 😄 Planning a retaining wall
and a new patio. 😄


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Knowledge Partner
Knowledge Partner

Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

I say there's too much emphasis put on what a singer looks like as opposed to how their music sounds.

I could care less what someone looks like, etc. as long as their music sounds good and appeals to me (although I do care about what the song is about/lyrics, but that's me).

I listen to some foreign music and don't understand a word, but enjoy the "music". (of course they could be singing: Kill little bunny rabbits and kittens).

🙂
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

Depends where you live I reckon. 🙂
"Matthew Good" <systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
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> It still is.



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

Ha. No, I don't think that's true at all.

I can think of a half dozen issues being discussed as we speak where there
are different laws or policies that apply to gay v. straight people.
They're not media creations.

Sodomy laws have existed in many states until recently, and have almost
never been applied straight couples.

Then again, interracial marriages were forbidden in the southern slave
States until 1967, I believe.






"Mary Matthews" <mlm23NO@SPAMcalvin.edu> wrote in message
news:4BB224D1.9ED1.00FC.1@SPAMcalvin.edu...
> The media cares, and that's all that matters. "We" no longer count.
>
>>>> Patrick Farrell<pfarrell@packereng.com> 3/30/2010 4:07 PM >>>

> On 3/29/2010 5:40 PM, Craig wrote:
>>

> http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/03/ricky-
> martin-i-am-a-homosexual-man/1
>>
>> 🙂
>>
>> Who next? Elton John?
>>
>>

> I'm just amazed that people still care..
>
>
>



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

Female teeny-boppers would care, right? Unfortunately, music is about a lot
more than if someone can sing. It's about image.

I suspect Rob Halford of Judas Priest might have been impacted negatively if
he had publicized his homosexuality early in his career.


"Mary Matthews" <mlm23NO@SPAMcalvin.edu> wrote in message
news:4BB21F42.9ED1.00FC.1@SPAMcalvin.edu...
> Most female fans don't care if they're out...that just increases the
> challenge. 🙂 Personally, I don't care. As long as they produce fun
> music that I like and are honest, I'll buy their stuff.
>
>>>> Craig<elrushbo@eib.net> 3/30/2010 3:46 PM >>>

> My thoughts were just that everyone I knew (and the late night comics
> agreed) that this was not news. Since he came out on his own I'd say he's
>
> comfortable with discussion (which would be different than say, a
> politician
> who lied about his sexuality and then got found out. That's hypocrisy AND
>
> political, while this is neither, IMO).
>
> I suspect that there are gay male musicians who are adored by female fans
> who hide their sexuality because the money and fame would be lost if they
> were open about it. They have been labeled as a sex object and benefit
> from
> the label, right?
>
> As far as Heche goes, I'd say she is most likely not actually gay...maybe
> bisexual?
>
>
>
> "GofBorg" <GofBorg@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote in message
> news:BNrsn.14966$yE3.6195@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>

> http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2010/03/ricky-
>
>> martin-i-am-a-homosexual-man/1
>>>
>>> 🙂
>>>
>>> Who next? Elton John?

>>
>> Seems like a political topic, nevertheless I wonder why people feel the
>> need
>> to label themselves in the first place? I guess it fits into some need.
>> Aren't people simply 'sexual'? Even guys and gals that proclaim to be
>> homosexual on occasion drift to the other side if they find a person
>> really
>> attractive. Anne Heche springs to mind.

>
>
>
>



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Bob-O-Rama
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Re: What?!?!?!? He's Gay?

Matthew Good;1955154 wrote:
Didn't know Ricky Martin was a politician. 😛

Sexuality, like love, is best decided by the individual.


Your obviously not a republican.

-- Bob
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