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  1. JMC says

    lol well uh.. at least the celebrity being awarded by a gay rights organization despite doing literally nothing for our cause is at least himself gay this time?

  2. oncemorewithfeeling says

    Welcome to Trollroad, where gay celebs are hated for whatever reason can be made up to apply to them — such as when being the mulitple-awarded openly gay star of the number one show of its kind on television, while appearing in a classic gay play-turned-film, is “doing nothing” for “our cause”, regardless of whatever they have done to support worthy organizations, such as GLSEN. The stupidity is stupendous.

    And I have to wonder what the trolls have ever done with their lives, let alone what they could possibly have done for “our cause” that would equal the accomplishments of Jim Parsons or his generosity to the community — when it’s much more likely their entire lives’ contributions don’t equal even any given minute of Jim Parsons’ day as a positive public face for gay people everywhere.

  3. alex says

    @Once: At risk of being called a troll, I have to disagree with you. I don’t think an organization like GLSEN should be honoring Mr. Parsons. What exactly has he done to improve education for LGBT kids? That is, of course, the mission of GLSEN. This appears as nothing more than pandering to our celebrity-obsessed culture. Why not honor a teacher or administrator that actually works with LGBT kids?

    For the record, I enjoy Mr. Parson’s work. And, I firmly believe that actors should be able to have a private life…meaning the fact the he only recently came out isn’t an issue for me.

    My disappointment is with the people at GLSEN for ignoring their mission statement by selecting an award recipient who hasn’t done anything (that I know of) to improve education for LGBT kids.

  4. Kieran says

    Not being a hater, but I don’t understand how a couple is receiving an award for being an “inspiration” when they just went public this week…in order to accept the award.

    I find that confusing.

  5. Nobody important says

    Guys, it’s a fundraising event. People pay to attend. Having Parsons and Spiewak there sells tickets. They are helping the group raise money. I think Parson’s speech acknowledged who the real activists are. He’s helping to fund the activists, which is vital to the group’s success. You’re complaining because an apple isn’t an orange. Go eat a banana.

  6. alex says

    @Nobody: I stand by my criticism of GLSEN. If you want to raise money, have a celebrity host give out an award to someone who deserves it. Or, have a singer perform a benefit concert. You don’t give an award to someone who does not qualify just to get butts in seats.

    Again, I’m not faulting Mr. Parsons. When given an award, you accept graciously, as he did.

  7. JMC says

    lol wtf, i assumed everyone thought all these events and award ceremonies where gay rights groups shower undeserving celebrities with awards were silly? i’m happy to see the random celebrity on the receiving end is actually at least gay for a change so i don’t know how that turns into me hating gay celebrities

  8. Jerry says

    Gays famously hate other successful gays. They hound them to come out then kvetch that they dont do enough for the cause. Cant make em happy, so why bother trying?

  9. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    “… Not being a hater, but I don’t understand how a couple is receiving an award for being an “inspiration” when they just went public this week…in order to accept the award.”

    From what I’ve heard, Parsons and Speiwak have been “out” for years both publically and among friends and family. Parsons has mentioned Speiwak for years in acceptance speeches and other events…just that Speiwak usually hasn’t attended events that involve walking the media gauntlet. And with the exception of Sheldon, Parsons usually portrays gay men on stage.

  10. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    “… Not being a hater, but I don’t understand how a couple is receiving an award for being an “inspiration” when they just went public this week…in order to accept the award.”

    From what I’ve heard, Parsons and Speiwak have been “out” for years both publically and among friends and family. Parsons has mentioned Speiwak for years in acceptance speeches and other events…just that Speiwak usually hasn’t attended events that involve walking the media gauntlet. And with the exception of Sheldon, Parsons usually portrays gay men on stage.

  11. Rowan says

    Guys, I think Parsons agrees with you. He is clearly embarrassed but like someone said above, it’s a PR gig that they HAVE to do because it obviously brings greater attention then hosting. I don’t know the finances but I would also say that unless you are a host kind of person….as an actor/actress you will look bad, loose credibility-unless you are a showbiz act like NPH-and I also think your studio or tv employers may have issue with it.

    I think receiving an award pleases the whole Hollywood management team.

  12. JMC says

    Parsons clearly does agree that it’s absurd he’s receiving this award lol some of you guys are so extra, please take a deep breath and realize how silly these fundraising award ceremonies are. Like I said in my original comment, at least Jim Parsons is gay so it’s less ridiculous than usual. The Trevor Project giving Katy Perry an award still makes me laugh.

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