Comedian Todd Glass came out of the closet today on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, Laughspin reports:
“I have a very hard time saying that,” Glass responds after Maron suggests the comedian actually say it, himself. “And don’t get this wrong. I don’t want anyone to be ashamed of who they are—especially younger people. I always hated using that term and that’s partly why I’ve always been sympathetic to people who don’t [want to be labeled certain things]. I hate that word. But I like it better than the other word—homosexual.”
Glass, who has been in a relationship and out to his own parents for 15 years, expressed relief that he would be able to discuss that aspect of himself in his shows, and said he felt pressure to come out because of the many stories lately about bullied gay teens:
“I cannot listen to stories about kids killing themselves any longer and not [think] ‘when are you going to have a little blood on your shirt for not being honest about who you are?’” he says adding, “I can’t do this any longer.”
Listen to WTF with Marc Maron HERE.