Tag Archives: the closet

Margaret Cho On John Travolta

“I’m going to get in trouble, but I’ll just tell you. He is so gay. John Travolta is so gay. He’s not just gay. He doesn’t just like men. He is like Oscar Wilde gay. Like Lord Byron gay. That kind of crazy, incredibly flamboyant gay. I know him well because I did a movie with him and worked with …

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HomoQuotable – Richard Kim

“By January 1984, New York City under Koch’s leadership had spent a total of just $24,500 on AIDS. That same year, San Francisco, a city one tenth the size of New York, spent $4.3 million, a figure that grew to over $10 million annually by 1987. The mayor of San Francisco during those years was Dianne Feinstein, who like Koch …

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HomoQuotable – Michael Musto

“It’s a shame the ex-NYC mayor never came out. It’s tragic that he hid behind excuses like the fact that he was old and wasn’t sexual at all anymore. Old people are still sexual–and if you’re gay, you’re still gay–and besides, he could have commented on his past. But Ed was so paranoid on the subject that when I interviewed …

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HomoQuotable – Azariah Southworth

“Outing Jonathan [Merritt] was not an easy decision. I mulled it over for more than a year and discussed it with friends. Those conversations always ended in, ‘Yeah, it’s probably not a good idea.’ So, what changed my mind? I was tired of the lies. I was tired of hearing Jonathan say that being gay is not ‘God’s best.’ Meanwhile …

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Closet Monsters

I strongly recommend checking out Salon’s excellent examination of the self-hating gay men who cause enormous damage to the LGBT community from inside their pathetic closets. Many of those cited have been well-documented here on JMG.

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New York Observer On Outing

As part of their gay pride edition, today the New York Observer posted a lengthy piece on the changing ways that the media handles closeted celebrities. An excerpt: With the number of prying media outlets—TMZ, Perez Hilton, Gawker, TV newsmagazines like Extra, a vivified set of glossy tabloids—growing seemingly by the week, celebrities have come up with a new strategy …

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Questions Arise In Atlanta Attack

The vicious and seemingly random beating of a 20 year-old Atlanta gay man, which last week became a viral video featured hourly on CNN, may not have been as it first appeared. Gay activists who initially backed the victim now say that he did indeed know his attackers and had threatened to out them for being on the down low.

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Golden Globes 2011: Host Ricky Gervais Mocks John Travolta’s Closet

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HomoQuotable – Richard Chamberlain

“There’s still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It’s regrettable, it’s stupid, it’s heartless, and it’s immoral, but there it is. For an actor to be working is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren’t, so it’s just silly for a working actor to say, ‘Oh, I don’t care if anybody knows I’m gay’ — especially if …

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Quote Of The Day – Kevin Spacey

“Look, at the end of the day people have to respect people’s differences. I am different than some people would like me to be. I just don’t buy into that the personal can be political. I just think that’s horseshit. No one’s personal life is in the public interest. It’s gossip, bottom line. End of story. Now some people feed …

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Glee Spoiler: Bullies & Burnett

Stay out out OUT of the comments if you haven’t seen tonight’s surprise and tear-laden episode. Otherwise dive in and dish the many unexpected developments. Yes, Glee is corny, over the top, and often unbelievable. But I believe it is changing the minds of millions of American teenagers. I don’t see how it can’t be. Now hand me another tissue.

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HomoQuotable – Roy Ashburn

“I should begin with an apology. I am sincerely sorry for the votes I cast and the actions I took that harmed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Just as important to me, I am sorry for not stepping forward and speaking up as an elected official on behalf of equal treatment for all people. For nearly 26 years, the …

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HomoQuotable – John Browne

“The biggest problem with concealing your sexuality is walling yourself off from the people closest to you. Keeping secrets is not fair to anyone. It denies friends and family the chance to know who you really are. I realise now that being open about your sexuality is not about pleasing the public. It is about being honest with the people …

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Sherry Vine – You’re A Homo

One of her better Gaga parodies.

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The Wives Of Comrades

Support groups and websites have sprung up in China for the “wives of comrades,” women who are married to gay men. “The condition of these ‘homowives is extremely tragic,” wrote Li Yinhe, a professor of sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and one of the leading advocates for these women, in a recent blogpost. “Most days they wash …

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HomoQuotable – Queen Latifah

“I don’t have to explain anything. I don’t have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life. You know, I was looking at something the other day. A magazine with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. That’s a strong woman right there. All of these people in her business-who is she dating? Angie this. Brad that. They …

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HomoQuotable – CA Sen. Roy Ashburn

“The best I can do is to say that I was hiding. I was so in terror I could not allow any attention to come my way. So any measure that had to do with the subject of sexual orientation was an automatic “no” vote. I was paralyzed by this fear, and so I voted without even looking at the …

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HomoQuotable – CA Sen. Roy Ashburn

“My practice in my entire political career when it came to gay issues was to prevent any kind of spotlight from being shined my way, because I was in hiding. So casting any kind of vote might, could in some way, lead to my secret being revealed. That was terrifying to me. It was paralyzing. So I cast some votes …

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HomoQuotable – Ed Koch

“Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s sexual orientation is the subject of much discussion in blogs and mainstream newspapers. The White House response denied Ms. Kagan is a lesbian. Instead, shouldn’t the White House have denounced the speculation and conveyed that such inquiries are improper? By denying she is lesbian instead of denouncing the inquiry, the White House is implicitly stating sexual …

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Curious Sergey On The Closet

Russian immigrant Curious Sergey asks random New Yorkers if they are in the closet.

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