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Watch Gay Rugby Star Gareth Thomas React to the 'Coming Out' Scene in New Play About His Life and Career - VIDEO

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A new play about the life of out Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas opened yesterday at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales, reports the BBC.

Produced by the National Theatre Wales, Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage tells the story of the former team captain who won 100 caps for Wales before coming out as gay.

From the National Theatre Wales website:

Play“I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it.”

On the eve of one of the most important games of his career, Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas received a warning: The Sun newspaper was going to "out" him as gay.

This is the story of two Welsh names bruised, but not beaten, by media speculation; Gareth “Alfie” Thomas, 100 caps for Wales, once its captain, now the world’s most prominent gay sportsman; and his hometown, Bridgend.

Working with Alfie himself, and young people in Bridgend, two of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies - National Theatre Wales and Out of Joint - have teamed up to tell a great Welsh story about sport, politics, secrets, life and learning to be yourself.

Thomas told the BBC that the play is “an honest and emotional portrayal.”

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage runs at the Sherman Theatre until March 7th before touring in Aberystwyth, Bethesda, Aberdare and Bridgend.

Watch Thomas sit through a scene in which he tells his wife he is gay, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Watch President Obama (Kinda) Sing Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' - VIDEO

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Brought to you by Baracksdubs, the obsessive YouTube channel devoted solely to editing together various Barack Obama speeches into hit songs, this brilliant edit - finally - sees the president take on Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Bryan Fischer Says Same-Sex Marriage Mandate in Alabama is 'Slavery' At the Hands of the 'Gay Gestapo' - VIDEO

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On yesterday's American Family Association radio program, Bryan Fischer called U.S. District Judge Callie Granade’s potential mandate on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Alabama a form of "slavery," brought about by the "gay gestapo."

Said Fischer:

"When you are ordered by an agent of the government to violate your own conscience in something that you do, that is slavery. If you are forced to violate your conscience to do work, that is slavery. If you are forced to violate your conscience that is tyranny…that is the gay gestapo at work, 'you either do what we tell you or you’re gonna get punished.'"

You can watch Fischer’s facepalm-inducing comments, AFTER THE JUMP

[via Right Wing Watch]

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Transgender Man Describes How Coming Out To His Lesbian Girlfriend Led to Marriage: VIDEO

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A transgender man shared his touching coming out story with I’m From Driftwood, a LGBTQA story archive, on how he came out as a transgender man to his lesbian girlfriend. 

Said Mitch:

"We actually met online, on the site OKCupid. So we had this great dynamic from the start. I was, at the time, really, like, [a] kind of butch - or masculine-identified woman, and she is and always has been - remains - a really feminine-identified woman. It wasn't something, even when I entered the relationship, that I was thinking, 'This is something I need to tell her about me,' it's hard to explain how I had compartmentalized that part of me and just put it somewhere else, and it hadn't come to the fore for several years."

A year into their relationship, Jocelyn’s faith in Mitch gave him the strength to come out to his girlfriend as transgender. Mitch’s coming out was emotional, but Mitch’s courage in coming out led to the two’s engagement and marriage.

Watch Mitch talk about Jocelyn and how her unwavering support helped him through the transition process and into marriage, AFTER THE JUMP

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Pat Roberston: 'So-Called Gay People' Are Recruited Into Homosexuality Or Molested - VIDEO

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Right Wing Watch reports that in his latest effort to carry out God’s work, Pat Robertson has said that gay teenagers have been either “recruited” into homosexuality or molested.

Responding to a 700 Club viewer who asked what he should do after finding a “gay magazine” in his son’s bedroom, Robertson helpfully explained that "so-called gay people have been either attacked or molested by some authority figure or else a magazine or something has confused them."

To be fair to Robertson, he suggested that the father actually talk to his son about “who he is and what he is and let him grow up and find out.”

Extra points added for explaining that gay pornographic magazines are “filled with naked pictures of naked men doing sex with each other.”

Watch Robertson spread his hate, AFTER THE JUMP...

Last December, Robertson said - and he wasn't joking - that gay people will die out because they can't reproduce.

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British Right-Wing UKIP Party Urged To Cut Ties With Christian Group Over Anti-Gay 'Depravity' Comments: VIDEO

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Right-wing British party Ukip has distanced itself from an authorized Christian group that said depraved gay people should be “converted” from their “vice,” reports The Guardian.

In a newsletter about last year’s Manchester Pride, the Christian Soldiers of Ukip wrote:

“Thousands of people proclaiming their pride in their depravity paraded through the streets watched by multiple thousands of supporters applauding the display of wickedness and seeking to drown out the voices of the few crying in the wilderness.

“There are those who say that we shouldn’t be witnessing at these events because they are given over by God to this vice as per Romans Chapter 1. While this is undoubtedly true of many, it is not true of all because homosexuals are being converted. The same could be said of most sinners.”

The group also asked Christians to boycott supermarket chain Asda “because of their support for the ‘gay march’ in Manchester which took place in front of little children during the day.”

A party spokesman said that the Christian Soldiers of Ukip “do not represent the party or its policies. This leaflet was recently brought to our attention. Authorised groups are not allowed to invent Ukip policy and we do not consider that this leaflet is of an acceptable standard to be associated with the Ukip brand.”

Elizabeth Biddulph, a leading member of the group, said that the publication represents “free speech between people who share the same view unless we live in Soviet Union or Nazi Germany censoring what people believe.”

Andrea-Minichiello-Williams-Youtubev2Although Ukip has made moves to distance itself from the publication, the party has failed to cut ties with the group.

At a Ukip conference last year, the Christian Soldiers of Ukip hosted the "Coalition For Marriage" group whose director Andrea Minichiello Williams (right) spoke at conference in Jamaica to lobby against the repeal of anti-gay laws and claimed that Tom Daley is gay because his father died.

Watch Ukip leader Nigel Farage explain why he is against same-sex marriage (but he's not really), AFTER THE JUMP...

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