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Paranormal State's Ryan Buell: I'm Bisexual


EW reports that Ryan Buell, the star of the A&E series Paranormal State, comes out as bisexual in a new book:

"I’ve decided to share my sexuality and struggle over faith in hopes that others will no longer feel as though they are alone or that they can’t be religious."

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  1. I love Ryan. He seems fairly level headed considering the paranormal basis of the show.

    Posted by: Darren | Sep 14, 2010 1:35:27 PM

  2. The show is terrible and scripted beyond belief. Bisexual? Gimme a break. One stop away from Gay town. Bisexuality is, for the most part, just the poor-mans homosexual. Not really fully committing to being apart of the gay community, because you want to have one foot in the door of heterosexuality "just in case".

    Posted by: Cole | Sep 14, 2010 1:40:38 PM

  3. Baby steps, Cole, baby steps. I went through my "Bi" stage for about a year or so before realizing da dames just ain't go what I want. Give the guy credit for at least not denying his gayness.

    Posted by: Rad | Sep 14, 2010 1:45:36 PM

  4. well, he's cute.. and it's nice to know that my gaydar (errr. Bi-dar?) works over coaxial cable.

    Posted by: Dego | Sep 14, 2010 1:45:45 PM

  5. Oh great. Another freak comes out of the closet.

    His show is stupid beyond belief.

    Posted by: Jacob | Sep 14, 2010 1:47:49 PM

  6. I agree; how can you be homosexual one night and straight the next ?
    It's Shirts or Skins, decide.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 14, 2010 1:48:37 PM

  7. Oh you silly, stupid men. Before I clicked open the comments section I thought to myself, "I wonder how many people are going to say something offensively ignorant about bisexuality?"

    Posted by: Eric26 | Sep 14, 2010 1:56:44 PM

  8. Yeah, good for him, I guess. Seems kinda fame whorish. But his show...I think anyone who watches those kinda shows isn't all that bright to begin with... I saw five seconds of it once, and it's horrendous. "Alright, when I'm talkin' to this easily persuaded rube, you hit the keys on the piano, stan. Paula, use the fan to make the curtain appear to move on its own, and I'll tell her it's her dead grandmother telling her that everything's gonna be cool. Let's do this!"

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 14, 2010 2:03:51 PM

  9. his faith doesn't let him say , he is a big homo,the man is a big fairy queen from Penn .
    he didn't have to say it, we all knew all along, the problem is that we have to acknowledge people not for their sexuality but for their qualities ,when we singled out ourselves or others then we make our labels and that makes us tacky.
    I'm happy if he is happy doing it , his show is silly but I'm glad he is working

    Posted by: josepe | Sep 14, 2010 2:10:15 PM

  10. The hatred some gay men feel toward bisexuals is bitterness toward bisexual men's perceived ability to fit into society better than effeminate gay men. So ignorant, yet so prevalent amongst a certain type of gay man.

    Posted by: Javier | Sep 14, 2010 2:10:58 PM

  11. hey now

    yeah the majority who claim the label of bisexuality r just gays not fully ready to embrace the truth BUT to deny that true bisexuality exists is just as foolish as the xtianistas claiming there is no homosexuality in nature.

    Nature is full of bisexuality amongst different animal kinds so it exists and is very much real.

    Posted by: reality bites | Sep 14, 2010 2:11:13 PM

  12. "yeah the majority who claim the label of bisexuality r just gays..."? Well, you must know what you're talking about since you can't spell or use proper punctuation. That's what I always look for in my authorities on human sexuality.

    Gay men who try to be the sexuality police would do well to stop living in a pre-Stonewall world. We get it, you're bitter. Now try being an adult, instead. All the bitterness in the world won't change reality for other people but letting go of it will definitely change yours.

    Posted by: ohplease | Sep 14, 2010 2:18:08 PM

  13. @Eric26: Yeah, me too. Sure, a lot of gay guys go through a transition period where they identify outwardly as bisexual, possibly thinking it will be received as more palatable than identifying as gay.

    But there are men and women who truly are bisexual. My own son identifies as bisexual. Currently he has a girlfriend, but he's not 'unfamiliar' with guys.

    Having been raised by two gay dads, he was brought up in a home environment where if he did identify as gay, it would have been fine. (Though anyone trying to date him would have been put through the wringer by his over-protective dads.) So when he says he's bi, I believe him.

    Posted by: Jeffrey | Sep 14, 2010 2:28:55 PM

  14. I enjoy watching these ghost hunting shows—for a brief period of time it gives me false hope there is something after death other than just oblivion. As far as delusional ideas go it rather harmless. It's certainly better than believing in an invisible man in the sky who wrote a book telling you to hate others and destroy their civil liberties. Coincidentally, I recently saw an episode of 'Paranormal State' where Ryan crawled into a girls bedroom closet looking for "spirits" and thought he looked rather comfortable and happy in there.

    Posted by: Timzilla | Sep 14, 2010 2:29:23 PM

  15. why is it so difficult to accept the fact that there are people attracted to members of both sexes?

    i've known a large number of 50/50s in my life and i've not seen them (or their spouses, for that matter, who may be bi themselves) have any problems going either way.

    Posted by: alguien | Sep 14, 2010 2:36:43 PM

  16. spent a lot of time in prison, alguien?

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 14, 2010 2:39:34 PM

  17. ohplease

    did u read the rest of what i wrote?

    U idiot, i defended bisexuals

    Posted by: reality bites | Sep 14, 2010 2:40:47 PM

  18. Yes, timzilla...hope. You know when Stanley Kubrick was directing the shining, and shelley duvall was being tortured to perform just the way he wanted her to (I think he really disliked her given how many takes he made her run through for a single scene...second to hitchcock's treatment of tippi hedron)--she remarked in between takes that this is a horribly depressing movie. He responded that it wasn't--that it was, in fact UPBEAT! because it gave people hope that life didn't end in death.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 14, 2010 2:44:57 PM

  19. Good for Ryan. Sergie is the one on the show I want to come out.

    Chip Cofee is no surprise. Love him to death but BIG ole girl.

    Posted by: Scott | Sep 14, 2010 2:45:56 PM

  20. Really? Really?! It never ceases to amaze me how so many gay men consistently and predictably deny the existence of bisexuality.

    Who are you to say that such a thing does not exist? And here I thought we were the open-minded ones.

    Are there some young people who define themselves as bi simply because they're afraid to admit to being totally gay? Of course there are. But there are also millions of others who are totally and happily right down the middle of the sexual highway. More power to them. They're probably having a whole lotta fun!

    GBLT people been persecuted throughout history for loving who they love. Why not learn a lesson and stop pointing the finger? Honest-to-goodness bisexuality existed thousands of years ago and it still exists now. Deal with it.

    (Oh and just to diffuse the bitchy comments that I'm SURE to receive for defending people who shouldn't need defending, I happen to be a gay man who has never been attracted to a woman. But I'm at least smart enough to know that human sexuality comes in all different colors. Kinda like a rainbow flag. You know--that symbol of diversity we're always waving around...)

    Posted by: TPL | Sep 14, 2010 2:49:46 PM

  21. What's up with all the bi hate here? I don't know this guy or his show and don't really care. However, who says he can't be bi? Just because it's outside my experience doesn't mean it can't exist. Any time an "ex-gay" pops up, bisexuality seems to have a lot more believers than when a man actually says he's bi.

    Posted by: jokr | Sep 14, 2010 3:13:11 PM

  22. @ (s)tank

    no time in prison-just don't live my life thinking of everything in terms of one or the other like certain individuals i'm addressing right now.

    Posted by: alguien | Sep 14, 2010 3:18:17 PM

  23. You're not a black and white thinker? You dwell in the shadowlands of gray that BEST characterizes the "lived experience" of "individuals"? Because that accounts for all the subtle nuances in life? How mighty minded of you, preach. Diversity, blah blah, many shades of gray, diversity diversity, blah blah, gross generalization, talking head... Hey, alguien, soup is good food. Is that yet another gross generalization and oversimplification that overlooks the INDIVIDUALITY of countless millions?

    TPL, do you regularly fantasize about bisexual or straight "manly" men who engage in unseemly, salacious behavior with you? Do you have a lustful, vivid fantasy life concerning that fiction, and regularly partake in g4p pornographic entertainment to slake your thirst for your ideal of masculine=straight/curious/bi? If so, would it be possible to discredit your screed with that fact?

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 14, 2010 3:32:30 PM

  24. That show is so terrible...but also a huge guilty pleasure for me. I'm glad my gaydar screaming at me about him was at least half right. :)

    Posted by: Justin O | Sep 14, 2010 3:47:56 PM

  25. Once again, "Tank," you're full of shit. You don't know me so don't pretend to. I, like many others like me (including some commenting on this post) DO see life in shades of gray. Do forgive me for not being a professional homosexual and seeing everything in screaming shades of pink.
    Sad queen. Waving at a parade that has long since passed her by.
    Bye Bye!

    Posted by: TPL | Sep 14, 2010 3:53:55 PM

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