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Chris Matthews Speaks with Booed Gay Soldier Stephen Hill: VIDEO


On Hardball last night as part of his look back on 2011, Chris Matthews did a follow-up interview with Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who was booed earlier this year in the GOP debate.

Hill talks about his reactions to the booing, why he asked the question, and talks about having to 'de-gay' his house when fellow soldiers came over before repeal of 'DADT'. Hill says that the experience post-repeal has been "100% positive".


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    Kudos to you and your dad. I think your relationship is truly a great thing. I really do!

    I just fail to see how fathers that support their sons is even relevant to the given topic of conversation or for that fact, fathers that don't.

    BTW... Thanks, KIWI's Dad. We do appreciate your support for your son and his community.

    Posted by: Jason | Dec 15, 2011 3:40:18 PM

  2. you show me a gay man who continues to give excuses for his being Closeted to some people and I'll show you a boy whose balls never dropped.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 15, 2011 3:50:53 PM

  3. Mine hang too low as it is....

    Posted by: Jason | Dec 15, 2011 4:03:47 PM

  4. there are no "reasons" for any adult males in North America to continue to be Closeted to ANYONE.

    only excuses. and excuses are for cowards. every person you "choose" to not be Out to is a responsibility you shrug off and a burden you pathetically choose to throw onto the shoulders of our Youth.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 15, 2011 4:09:42 PM

  5. If a guy acts more feminine then he may really be and it's right to them why does it matter to any of you?

    Why is there a set criteria for being gay? If the guy next to me is really fem and gay and putting it out there that's on them. Doesn't change me but we're still gay together, he's part of the community. So that guy was "really" put together in Jason, Rick and Chris's mind great!! I would have been just as proud of him if her were in a pink mini, thanks for serving!!

    Posted by: George M | Dec 15, 2011 4:56:01 PM

  6. he was not booed for being gay, his question was booed.

    Posted by: ted | Dec 15, 2011 5:20:42 PM

  7. @Kenny, Paul B, BeahBeah, and George M (or anybody else):

    Tell me, when do you think we will see an effeminate man held up as a sex object on this site? Seems to me all I ever see are the masculine types--whether movie stars, athletes, or what have you. That is all I ever seem to encounter in gay porn, too. And I assume that both the proprietor of this site and others like it--and the marketers of gay porn--know their audience and its preferences quite well.

    Thoughts? Feelings? Preferences? (Be honest now, all of you).

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 15, 2011 5:25:19 PM

  8. @Rick: I"m gonna regret this, but... you only see masculine guys in gay porn??? Your definition of "masculine" is clearly not what I thought it was. I may have to reevaluate every ridiculous thing you've ever posted on the subject. (Man, that's gonna take up a lot of time, by the way.)

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Dec 15, 2011 6:03:15 PM

  9. I'm not sure what porn sites you look at but try xtube, goon stuff!
    My point to you was that there's no right way to be gay (my take). liking masculine men doesn't mean that some one who is not is not a "good" gay man or role model. So as a community I think we should work on that. I would be AOK with a pics of guys like Adam Lambert on here, eye liner and all?

    Hell I'm 37, own a gun, truck, tractor (when it wants to run) like the speedbowl on Saturday night, pulling engines with my brother and friends And my toenails are pained black! I like it and I don't care what people say.
    I get them done with my "girl" friends once a month. We're all different, none of that makes me a better gay man or better role model. I can see your point, we've made it to be that only guys like this guy represent the community, we have work.

    For me... :-) I've fallen for different types. Skinny jeans toothpicks. Big bears (yum) a military in shape rock hard guy and one that on Friday nights went on stage at the gay bar in New London as Miss Kelly. I loved them all and found them All to be wonderful men
    Really try and you can pic different types!!

    Posted by: George M | Dec 15, 2011 6:11:16 PM

  10. The fact of the matter is, who anyone likes to f*ck should not determine who gets equal treatment under the law. Sure, I prefer masculine guys... so what? That has absolutely no bearing on the way that I treat my fellow citizen or how I want my country to treat my fellow citizen.

    Furthermore, what I consider masculine probably varies from what other people might consider masculine (it obviously differs from what Rick considers masculine). Masculinity is a fluid construct anyway, which is another good reason not to use it as a measuring stick to judge the worthiness of fellow citizens.

    Finally, what's unfortunately gotten lost in this comment thread is that Captain Hill is a hero. And his heroism would not change even if he went on the Chris Matthews show in a pink feather boa and a Carmen Miranda fruit hat.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Dec 15, 2011 6:23:23 PM

  11. @Rick: I beg to differ there are many feminine gay guys in porn and many of those so called straight men are not 100% straight themselves. The marketers of gay porn do know their audience indeed they know that there are many different people in the LGBT community not just one certain type not just a macho gay guy not just a feminine gay guy ALL of the above. I hope a day comes when masculinity and femininity can be celebrated and we stop this archaic neanderthal attitude about someone being too feminine or someone being too masculine.Its ridiculous childish immature and INTOLERANT and we in this community know all about intolerance.So the question is why would we treat others the same way ?It makes no sense.

    Posted by: Kenny | Dec 15, 2011 7:44:53 PM

  12. Hey Little Kiwi, I sure hope you're worth all the praise you heap on yourself. It's good you got yourself for a fan club. All the contempt you express for people who aren't kiwi-clones will keep most people away.

    Capt Hill is the kind of man I respect and he doesn't brag.

    Posted by: The Village Elder | Dec 15, 2011 9:37:03 PM

  13. Opinions Opinions what a wonderful thing!

    Posted by: George M | Dec 15, 2011 9:43:53 PM

  14. Little Kiwi...adding it all up over the weeks I would have to say that you are a ranting bore and dictatorial little pr**k. Jason and Rick are infinitely more calm and collected. It's your angry style that's so bad: demanding, badgering, cursing, tearing your hair, trumpeting yourself, throwing fits. Good God you prissy, pissy, hissing little s**t. I'm soooo sick of your pepper-spray instructions and screaming righteousness.

    And are a very bright if badass star in the crown which is this website.

    Posted by: uffda | Dec 16, 2011 1:13:42 AM

  15. Perhaps I did not make myself clear. Yes, there are fem bottoms in porn, but the purpose of that is to provide an object for the dominance of the gives "sissies" a character they can relate to in living out their fantasies--i.e. being "taken" by a masculine guy.

    But you never see an individual effeminate man held up as a sex symbol, that was my point.....and the reason is that effeminacy is decidedly unsexy.....and no, George M, it is not because we "have work to do".....and no, Kenny, it is not about "immaturity".

    It is about HUMAN NATURE and effeminacy in men is unnatural and therefore repulsive in the most visceral way to the entire species, across cultures and across time--INCLUDING YOURSELVES.

    Take your heads out of the a$$es of feminists (and women in general) and be the man you were meant to be--you will be much happier and healthier as a consequence.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 16, 2011 12:13:06 PM

  16. "Finally, what's unfortunately gotten lost in this comment thread is that Captain Hill is a hero. And his heroism would not change even if he went on the Chris Matthews show in a pink feather boa and a Carmen Miranda fruit hat."

    If he were the kind of "man" who would wear a Carmen Miranda hat and a pink feather boa, he would never have become a captain in the military in the first place and would therefore never have become a hero.....and that is really kind of the whole point.

    He would instead be the kind of "man" that is a coward, that runs from fights rather than engaging in them when necessary, and that fears and hates other men rather than bonding with them.

    Surely you can see that.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 16, 2011 12:19:33 PM

  17. No RICK, effeminate men are repulsive to YOU. Stop taking your personal opinion and trying to make it fact. Nelly queen bottoms out there are getting laid on a regular basis, believe me.

    Effiminacy in men has existed since the beginning of time and even exists in nature. Just because it isn't accepted by certain people or societies does not make it unnatural. That seems to be your hangup, you can't differentiate between acceptance and whether or not it's natural, two different concepts.

    You are so sad, so willing to conform and lose any sense of identity. People should be able to act how they want without harassment and bullying from boring people like you.

    Posted by: BEAHBEAH | Dec 16, 2011 12:28:59 PM

  18. What I take from you is that you have a problem with "those" types of men, im sure others do to and right to you. That's not my issues but how are you any better then some of the bigoted folks in the right?
    I guess we just see it different, I think we have lots of work to do including that. I just think its another form of judgement

    Posted by: George M | Dec 16, 2011 12:42:23 PM

  19. I forgot to add, my bad
    No Rick I'm really not turned off by fem guys

    Why does it bother you so much really? Do women bother you aswell?

    Posted by: George M | Dec 16, 2011 12:55:21 PM

  20. Rick, why are you so angry about femininity? Are you worried about it in yourself? Are you afraid that you don't measure up to your own masculine ideals? You know, one of the least masculine things is being preoccupied with being masculine enough, whether it's yourself or others. It's really a kind of vanity. Really masculine guys don't sit around worrying about whether they or other people are masculine enough. They're content with being themselves and living their lives. Yet this topic comes up a lot for you in these comment threads.

    For the first time, I feel sympathy for you rather than contempt or amusement. It'll be OK, dude. Seriously.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Dec 16, 2011 1:54:47 PM

  21. @Rick: Please keep your bigoted self righteous opinions about feminine gay guys to yourself.

    Posted by: Kenny | Dec 16, 2011 2:13:21 PM

  22. @RyaninSacto Because, Ryan, on a practical level, they destroy our (gay men's) credibility and our ability to be accepted and respected by the larger society.

    The perception that being homosexual equates with being of deficient masculinity is a direct consequence of effeminate behavior being displayed by some gay men.....and it is that perception of deficient masculinity that perpetuates homophobia.

    Anyone with an ounce of intelligence ought to be able to figure that out for themselves without me having to explain it.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 16, 2011 3:00:37 PM

  23. @RyaninSacto By the way, that tired old premise that "men who are secure in their masculinity are accepting of effeminacy" is completely false. The areas of society that are the most hostile to effeminacy in men are precisely those that are the preserve of the most masculine of men (i.e. the sports world). These men are not "threatened" in any way by effeminate men; such a suggestion is, of course, absurd.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 16, 2011 3:12:11 PM

  24. I would hope that anyone with an ounce of intelligence would know that homophobia is the fault of homophobes and would not seek to placate their homophobia by asking, "Is this good enough for you? Will you accept me now?" It is not us – the masculine guys, the feminine guys, the guys in between – that are flawed, Rick. It's bigots' perceptions that are flawed. If they don't realize that gay people, and people in general, come in all varieties, that's really their own failing. There is no reason for gay people to engage in a circular firing squad in order to solve someone else's problem.

    I'm really sorry for you, Rick. I still think it will be OK for you though. Accept yourself and it won't be so hard to accept other people. I had to make that journey. I think you'll get there too, bud. It's never too late.

    Posted by: RyanInSacto | Dec 16, 2011 3:16:43 PM

  25. prove it, RICK. show us the URL to your own page or video where you show us all what a masculine gay male rolemodel you are.

    i call your bluff, wimp.

    nobody is destroying gay men's credibility more than closet-cases like you who don't have the BALLS to be Out.

    seriously, you need to stop blaming femme guys for the fact that your father wished you weren't his son.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 16, 2011 3:20:00 PM

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