Tag Archives: the closet

Outing Aftermath: Can We Forgive Our Enemies? Should We?

JMG reader Stephen wonders if the LGBT community shouldn’t extend an olive branch and a rainbow flag to homophobes like Dr. George Rekers after they’ve been outed. He writes: In light of this most recent outing of an anti-gay conservative, I’ve had some thought that I’d like to share with you. Last summer, I saw that great documentary, Outrage, that …

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Who Will It Be?

Insiders are reporting that People Magazine is about to feature the coming out of a “Hollywood celebrity.” People Magazine allegedly has the exclusive and the celeb is booked on several major talk shows that week including “The View.” PR powerhouse Howard Bragman, who has successfully — some might add brilliantly — orchestrated several celeb outings in the past decade talked …

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Teabaggers Continue To Push Sen. Lindsey Graham To Come Out

The extreme right anti-immigrant group Americans For Legal Immigration has issued a press release calling on Sen. Lindsey Graham to come out of the closet. This weekend the group’s leader mocked Graham’s sexuality during a speech at a teabagger rally in South Carolina. The group claims that Graham is being blackmailed into anti-American activities because of his sexuality. The national …

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South Carolina Teabaggers Call Out Sen. Lindsey Graham For Being Gay

Sen. Lindsey Graham got called out for being in the closet by some of his teabagger constituents in Greenville, South Carolina. “Barney Frank is more honest and brave than you. Because at least we know about Barney Frank and nobody’s gonna hold it over his head.”

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Roy Ashburn Sentenced For DUI

Formerly closeted California state Sen. Roy Ashburn has been sentenced to two days in jail and three years of probation for last month’s DUI arrest as he left a Sacramento gay bar with a young Latino man in the front seat. Ashburn entered his no contest plea to the misdemeanor charges Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court. He will also …

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Court Yard Hounds – Ain’t No Son

Two of the Dixie Chicks have created the sub-group Court Yard Hounds for this song about a son coming out to his father. Lyrics here. Well this ain’t no fun for me/ This ain’t no fun for me/ Oh boys should be boys/ That’s how it should be/ You ain’t coming home/ No you ain’t coming home/ Til you walk …

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HomoQuotable – James Randi

“Well, here goes. I really resent the term, but I use it because it’s recognized and accepted. I’m gay. From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there’s not much “gay” about being homosexual. For the first twenty years of my life, I had to live in the shadows, in a culture that was — at …

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Ranker’s Top Ten Anti-Gay Activists Caught In The Act Of Being Gay

Ranker.com has posted their list of the top ten anti-gay activists who’ve been caught in the act of being gay. Go to the site for photos and how each were caught. Here’s their list of self-haters, all of whom have been exhaustively covered on this here website thingy. 1. Troy King2. Jim West3. Richard Curtis4. Bruce Barclay5. Roy Ashburn6. Larry …

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Submitted Without Comment

Via Craiglist NYC: my name is william and i am a 29 year old gay male from pennsylvania and am ObSeSeD!!! with lAdY GAga! i have 2 tickets for the 1/21 show at Radio City Music Hall (my fav venu haha) and i want to go with a woman and am willing to give up 1 ticket for her for …

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Somebody Doesn’t Know The Rules

After his impassioned holiday message about anti-gay hate crimes, followed by this possibly disingenuous Twitter post about blood donation, it seems that Ricky Martin is edging ever closer to finally and formally coming out. Martin has long taken the Luther Vandross route of flatly refusing to discuss his personal life, something that many in the LGBT community have no problem …

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Superman Comes Out

“Just treat Clark like the princess he is!” (Tipped by JMG reader Scott)

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PhoboQuotable – Bill Donohue

“A new homosexual website, ChurchOuting.org, is intent on publicly disclosing who the gay priests are in the Archdiocese of Washington. The goal of this outing is to intimidate gay priests, as well as heterosexual priests who may be “romantically involved,” into voicing objections to the Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage. “This initiative is the work of Phil Attey, self-described …

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HomoQuotable – Matt Drudge

“False. False. False. I do not love sex with men. My site is not anti-gay. I present both sides of the anti-choice-life issue. I am not anti-tolerant! Except against big-government freaks. I liked Chaka in the eighties, and have not watched Young and the Restless in twenty years! But I do watch Judge Judy!” – Blogger Matt Drudge, telling New …

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HomoQuotable – Ed Koch

“I do not want to add to the acceptability of asking every candidate, ‘Are you straight or gay or lesbian?’ and make it a legitimate question, so I don’t submit to that question. I don’t care if people think I’m gay because I don’t answer it. I’m flattered that at 84 people are interested in my sex life — and, …

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Grant Haas On Signorile

Here’s the first portion of Grant Haas’ appearance on Michelangelo Signorile’s show in which he talks about his first meetings with Ted Haggard. A partial transcript: Immediately Pastor Haggard’s eyes light up and he became very concerned. He insisted that I take his personal cell phone number and give him a call Monday morning so he could take me to …

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Ted Two

Today on Michelangelo Signorile’s show on SiriusXM OutQ, Grant Haas, Ted Haggard’s latest accuser revealed that….oh, I’ll just let Pam Spaulding tell you. Haas said that Gayle Haggard knew a whole lot more about what kind of kinky gay Ted activity was going on than she publicly admits to. When Haas asked about her knowledge of these things, Ted told …

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Haggards On Oprah

Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle appeared on Oprah yesterday and what a festival of nonsense and doubletalk it was. Haggard isn’t straight, he isn’t gay, he isn’t bi, he’s just “got issues”. God made him this way, but God wants him to resist. Oh, and a monogamous heterosexual relationship is still the only way to go. For her part, …

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Memo To Gayle Haggard:
He’s Just Not That Into You

Gayle Haggard will appear with her totally gay husband on Oprah today, where she says that she’s known since the early days of their 30-year marriage that Ted had nasty thoughts about mansex. Gayle: “I felt it was the thing that could destroy Ted if he gave in to it. So I prayed for him and I felt as though …

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Ted Haggard Had A Boyfriend

Immediately after the Mike Jones scandal broke in 2006, officials at Ted Haggard’s New Life Church learned that Haggard had also had a longtime relationship with a young man at the church. The church paid for the young man’s silence with college tuition, but with suspicious timing, he has now come forward as the HBO documentary about Haggard is about …

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SNL’s History With Gay Hosts

Neil Patrick Harris hosted Saturday Night Live last night. Most of it was unfunny, except for a marginally amusing bit about Broadway falling on hard times. I was wondering about SNL’s history with gay hosts and went off to Wikipedia to research. Here’s what I found. 1976: Lily Tomlin. Not out at the time.1976: Anthony Perkins. Died without coming out.1976: …

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