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Swedish Football Player Marcus Juhlin Comes Out as Gay

Sweden-marcus-juhlin-mainAn (American) football player in Sweden, inspired by the coming out of Michael Sam earlier this year, has followed suit with an announcement of his own.  

22-year-old Marcus Juhlin made the proclamation in the April issue of the European gay magazine QX. 

Out reports:

He's the first American football player in Sweden to come out, and according to the QX team, the reaction from his team mates and from the other teams in the league have been amazing. "They all support and respect him,"QX editor in chief Anders Öhrmantold us. Marcus sent an email to QX in December stating: ”Please help me come out from the closet and close that door once and for all.” And they did. Juhlin lives in the city of Karlstad and is playing for Carlstad Crusaders. Oh, and in case you're curious, he is single.

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  1. They have American football in Sweden? Hey Swedes, have you read the research?

    Posted by: emjayay | Mar 27, 2014 9:55:56 PM


  2. F*cking A

    Posted by: McGill | Mar 27, 2014 10:33:43 PM


  3. Very courageous move. I'm sure Aaron Rodgers and the other closeted players could learn a thing of two from this young man.

    Posted by: Jay | Mar 27, 2014 10:58:41 PM


  4. Awesome! I look forward to the day when the best American soccer players stay right here in the U.S. and play.

    Posted by: Brian W. | Mar 27, 2014 11:06:12 PM


  5. It actually is an American football league, based in Sweden. Who knew?!

    Posted by: scooternva | Mar 27, 2014 11:35:16 PM


  6. So I see it's not soccer at all, but American rules football in Sweden.

    Posted by: Brian W. | Mar 27, 2014 11:55:29 PM


  7. Well, if there's a Swedish American football player playing in Sweden who would like a devoted daddy, where do I sign up?

    Posted by: newsblues | Mar 28, 2014 2:07:47 AM


  8. The Fraternity Brother Archetype (Masculine Gay Man)

    The Living Room Mysteries by Graham Jackson/amazon.com

    The powder –blue man is the eternal jock. Long after he’s lost this knack you’ll find him at the clubhouse. He likes clubbiness and being in groups of men as much as the Embellisher dislikes it.

    This is the reason I call him the Fraternity Brother: he subscribes to the ideal of brother hood. In addition to his college fraternity, his sports club, his union, he will often find his way into other “clubs”, whether formal or informal (the guys from work).

    He may even join a military reserve fore just for the opportunity to around other men. His is the type, which loves traditional maleness best. With him, homoerotic potential is so close to the surface it’s palpable. Yet there’s more fear of it in this kind of man.

    He protects himself from it through the elaborate codifications of the bonding rituals he permits himself to enter. He creates very sturdy line of communication that on a daily basis keep him upright and secure.

    He rues the day when by accident the falls through the safety net of approved language, gesture.

    This kind of guy is notorious for his fear of scenes, by which he means emotions, and will keep moving to avoid them.

    The blue man’s doggedness, his determination to push through, to master the situation can be used in the service of relationships. Fraternity Brothers can be remarkably stubborn where their hearts are engaged.

    Getting them to such a deep connection is not easy, but once there, the Fraternity Brother is faithfully committed.

    The Fraternity Brother retains his boyishness, his slightly spoiled charm. There’s often something well bred, well connected, outgoing, movie star-leading man quality about this type, even when he comes from a humble background.

    His health, vigor, physical beauty, upbeat, extraverted, jocky gregariousness seems to win from an unceasing admiration akin to doting parents.

    Posted by: I'm layla miller i know stuff | Mar 28, 2014 4:17:10 AM


  9. The Blue-Green Archetype (Masculine-Feminine Gay Man)

    The Living Room Mysteries by Graham Jackson /amazon.com

    The blue-green man is cast as the perfect fantasy figure for many gay men. He possesses that approachable, grounded, earthy sensuality of the feminine green-red man, but couple with a clear-headed, sometimes thoughtful, no-nonsense brand of masculinity. His physical appearance is a maleness of a collegiate quality, combined with an overt sexuality.

    He is the kind of figure people call rugged, manly. He could be an adventurer, relishing the opportunity to climb high peaks or negotiate difficult bodies of water in a kayak or canoe. Sporting life is bound to appeal to the blue-green man for the chance it provides for him to self-connect.

    He may be intelligent, may even wear glasses, but his intelligence will always have a practical aim to meet. Our man Frank probably belongs to this type.

    Even Waugh would have us believe that a painter like Charles Ryder can even be blue-green. And why not? Ryder’s art is neither flamboyant nor wildly innovative; he paints from life and nature.

    Vidal’s tennis champ Jim is more a likely exponent of the type. As is the blue-eyed, blue-jeaned, oh-so-masculine Oxford academic Mark, beloved of the narrator in Burning Houses.

    Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos portrays another with the character of the boyish and blue-jeaned Orestes, the van driver for a group of itinerant actors, in his hauntingly beautiful film, Landscape in the Mist.

    With Orestes, we observe how the maternal energy, nurturing side of these masculine guys only adds to their studly appeal.

    Posted by: I'm layla miller i know stuff | Mar 28, 2014 4:19:10 AM


  10. Hope you can check out my Pics and blog as well! Thanks for the cool site. (straight boy, but like being admired xxoo)

    Posted by: KJ | Mar 28, 2014 6:32:45 AM


  11. @Layla Miller
    Yeah that pic of him is very evocative. Thanks for putting words to it. He's a walking wet dream.

    Posted by: james st. james | Mar 28, 2014 8:10:52 AM


  12. @ I'm Layla... blah blah blah... whaaaaaat? Sum it up in one sentence, ain't nobody got time for that!

    Posted by: dumbnhung | Mar 28, 2014 12:17:48 PM


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