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  1. Re: Romano's Daily Beast piece: I understand an actor choosing to not make his personal life the source of a political debate. Yet after Luke Evans was once so nonchalant about his own sexuality--and in essence made his discussion of it so deliberately UNpolitical--it's such a shame that he has now reversed course. With all the young boys--straight and gay--who will be seeing his upcoming films, the image of an action star who happens to be gay might really serve as a tipping point for teens who have preconceived notions about what gay men are and are not.

    Posted by: Ethan | Oct 24, 2011 4:20:44 PM


  2. yeah... still not eating any chik fil-a.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Oct 24, 2011 4:41:37 PM


  3. Wow, i've just read Andrew Sullivan's piece on "How Can I be Gay and Catholic".

    I've never read a more disingenuous piece in my life.
    It is a masquerade of half apologetic embarrassed self justifications, with a tone of "Eh,do i really have to defend this indefensible nonsense ?"
    It's such a shame that Sullivan ties himself up in guilt ridden ramblings.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 24, 2011 4:44:11 PM


  4. Any actor that chooses to stay in the closet (or go back in) in order to further their career is doing just as much damage as a Bachmann or the like. In fact someone like Luke Evans or Anderson Cooper etc who don't discuss it are implying that hiding it is preferable to being honest.

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Oct 24, 2011 5:08:47 PM


  5. "Calvin said he unexpectedly fell in love with a young man, who he explained is a total jock and who he's even gone hang gliding with."

    He also gushed that Gruber was, "a str8-acting, gl, chill dude, looking 4 masc, fit, no fats, not in2 asian or black."

    Added Klein, "ub2."

    Posted by: luminum | Oct 24, 2011 5:11:40 PM


  6. Patient Less Than Zero us invariably disingenuous JACKNTWIST

    http://www.ehrensteinland.com/htmls/library/l_sullivans_travails.html

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 24, 2011 6:59:28 PM


  7. Now that, Luminum, is hilarious.

    Posted by: Ethan | Oct 24, 2011 11:25:01 PM


  8. @David Ehrenstein : Thanks, I read your article.

    If Andrew Sullivan was the "voice of gay America" I would be really, really depressed.
    Sorry, I just would not be able to laugh.
    Obviously you and your late friend have a better sense of humour.
    Andrew Sullivan, as I have read him, has nothing to say of any relevance to young gay America, or young anywhere else for that matter.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 25, 2011 2:43:55 AM


  9. PS

    Correction:

    Actually the more I think of it the idea of Andrew Sullivan being a Pretender to the Voice of Gay America is quite funny !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 25, 2011 2:49:34 AM


  10. When has Sullivan ever claimed to be the voice of gay America? He would laugh at that moniker. He speaks more sense than half the silly posters on Towleroad comment boards that's for sure.

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Oct 25, 2011 5:02:20 AM


  11. @Derek Pearce : no, he does not.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 25, 2011 9:04:10 AM


  12. Too bad it's Luke Evans that's getting all the parts. I'd rather see Scott Evans in his shoes.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Oct 26, 2011 3:36:36 PM


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