1. UFFDA says

    Andy, thank you, you post so much good stuff on here (love all the science, architecture and news) that it’s a big joy to show up every day, often many times. This site is a complete service to gay men who enjoy the world at large, as well as each other and the enlightenment both bring. Yes, thank you.

  2. Jersey says

    Very sweet, congratulations. Nice to know after all those years of rumor he’s just casually come out in such a big way. Here’s to many more years together for the happy couple.

  3. Jack M says

    I remember reading an article back in the late 60s or so in a gossip rag that Jim and Rock Hudson were an item. Probably not true, but accurate as far as their sexuality. Always thought Jim was gay.

  4. John K says

    I thought his orientation was public knowledge. Well, never too late! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  5. Adam Mathias says

    Worst kept secret in history! When he lived in Whitefish MT he would have guys over all the time. All the “gays in the village” would go to his house for parties.
    Still, nice to see him happy.

  6. Dback says

    I used to have a MAJOR crush on Jim Nabors back in the 60’s and 70’s when I was a kid coming of age–something about that adorable but slightly goofy face, juxtaposed with the power and richness of his voice when he sang. (To this day, no one has done chestnuts such as “Born Free” so thrillingly in my memory.) I’m so happy he got married in my hometown!! Hugs and kisses, Jim & Stan!

  7. Tom says

    Well this is all a nice big ceremony, probably a fancy party, but WHERE ARE THE RIGHTS? Where is Gomer Pyle’s access to the 1500 rights and obligations which married couples share together that, despite this nice ceremony, public story, Gomer will still not get?????

    For example, Gomer’s partner will never get the proceeds of his military pension, share in a marital deduction for his inheritance tax of Gomer’s estate…it goes on and on…..

    This is nice, but it’s only fluff, it’s only ceremony, and its really hollow without the 1500 rights!

  8. jamal49 says

    Good for you, Gomer. I mean, uh, Jim! No, seriously. Congratulations and god bless you and your husband. I hope you will have more happiness than two hearts can hold.

  9. ratbastard says


    You’re right.

    And the better late than never comments are unnecessary. Nabors came from a place and time that was very different and far more difficult for gay men. I’m sure he did the best he could and he’s still around and didn’t die long ago in a ‘accident’, O.D. or from AIDS, so good luck to him.

  10. ic_stud says

    I’m channeling my inner Larry Kramer here—Mr. Nabors (whose Christmas album I loved as a child) met his partner in 1975. I graduated from college in 1990. He could have made an impact for all those “Andy Griffith Show” loving conservatives if he had stood up for anything back then—”wow, Gomer Pyle is fighting for a cure for AIDS, he hates discrimination.” But he was living his life in “privacy.” Fine, he can do that. And will continue to do so, as he said he isn’t becoming a marriage activist. Even his wedding was held in a hotel room, out of the public eye. Therefore, I will not call his marriage a news event. Every couple that got married that same day—their marriages didn’t cause a media frenzy. His shouldn’t either. And truthfully, it doesn’t mean anything to people younger than 40 (“Jim WHO?”). Too little too late.

  11. ratbastard says

    The guy has lived his life with dignity as a responsible and productive citizen, at least as far as we know. How many scandals have involved him? He like his privacy. What’s wrong with that? Do all gays have be like that obnoxious moron Lil C*unt [AKA Little Kiwi] who posts endlessly smug, ignorant and tedious posts under his own name and is the biggest troll on TR, usually under whatever name of the day/hour he uses or hijacks?

  12. DAN says

    WOW!!!!!!! You hypocrites!

    He lived his live in private, had a longtime partner, didn’t use the two words “I’m gay” when coming out….sound familiar? Jodie Foster lived her life almost the exact same way and you b*tchy Queens came out and scratched her with your nails when she came out two weeks ago! You guys treated her like she was the worst person in the world, like she was a traitor…Jim (who I have nothing against) does the same thing and he gets pats on the backs by you. Not one of you has yet to criticize him for living a lie in the closet, etc. What a double standard! Unbelievable!!!

  13. DAN says

    RATBASTARD: why are you bringing you Kiwi in a thread he hasn’t even posted in? You really need to get over it. The song you are singing is geting old. Get over yourselves.

  14. thomasina says

    @DAN: The big differences between this and Jodie Foster’s speech at the Golden Globes are: 1) Nabors did not insult everyone who HAD come out early, clearly and proudly, as Foster did, and 2) Nabors didn’t come out while in the next breath singing the praises of a racist, misogynist, antisemitic homophobe like Mel Gibson, which Foster also did. You are clearly being disingenuous by pretending not to see the differences in the two situations.

  15. DAN says

    1) She wasn’t insulting people who came out earlier, she was making a comment on the CELEBRITY world we live in, the reality show based culture and how she did not open her life to the spectacle of a reality show, i.e. the Honey Boo Boo’s and Kardashian’s of the world. “I’m told every celebrity is supposed to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primteime reality show.” CELEBRITY, not gay celebrity. Where did she say anything about those who came out before her? She DID NOT say anything about people who came out before her, she was talking about herself and how she values HER privacy. Go back and watch the clip. Quit reading into things that are not there!

    2) She DID NOT sing Mel’s praises. She thanked him…barely. “Mel Gibson, you know you saved me too.” That’s all she said. Look, Mel is an a**. We get it. But, you DO NOT know what is going on in their relationship. There are many celebrities who have questionable friends. There are many on this board who I’m sure have questionable friends. If we were all judged based on our friends are I’m sure many of you would be kicked out of the gay club as well.

    You are the one being disingenuous. Go back and watch the video. You’re are seeing things that weren’t even there, or you’re are just making it up to suit your dislike of her.

  16. DAN says

    I know I made a spelling error in the last sentence. Please don’t take away my gay card because of it.

  17. DAN says

    LOL that’s what I meant…should have taken the “‘re” off of “you’re”. Double the are’s (and don’t we wish we had double the arse! Ha Ha).

  18. andrew says

    Congratulations guys! But I don’t think that there are many people in the country who didn’t know that Jim Nabors is gay.

  19. Bernie says

    this is so sweet…..I remember the mean spirited rumors about Jim Nabors and Rock Hudson… I am so glad Nabors has had a partner all these years….the best to both of them

  20. Floridad says

    Well I for one am TOTALLY shocked by this revelation. Who would have thought it about Jim Nabors? GOLL-L-L-LY!!!

  21. guest says

    If he valued his “privacy” (closet cough-cough) so much, why did he even participate in a phone interview? What non-story. Yawn.

    I agree with icstud: why didn’t he come forward when he could have made a difference? Like when the majority of the USA knew who he was—at the apex of his career, not the nadir.