Everyone is Gay For Gay Ellen Page

Ellen page time to thriveAdorable actress Ellen Page announced the other day at an LGBT conference that she is gayer than a unicorn climbing up a rainbow with a dick in its mouth, spouting a really awe and aw inspiring speech about how she was tired of lying to herself, her friends and the public. Page said she felt “a personal obligation and a social responsibility” to tell the truth.

“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” she said. “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain. I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.”  Continue reading “Everyone is Gay For Gay Ellen Page”

Michael Sam to Become First Openly Gay Pro Football Player

Mizzou Football Media DayIf defensive end Michael Sam gets drafted by an NFL team in May, he will become the first currently playing professional football player to identify as gay.

Sam, who was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year for his work with the Missouri Tigers by the Associated Press, recently came out publicly in interviews with both the New York Times and ESPN.

In the sit-down with ESPN, he speaks of the hardships he endured as a child and young man. “Telling the world I’m gay is nothing compared to that,” he admitted. “That,” being multiple family traumas including witnessing the death of his older brother from a gunshot wound and having another brother go missing in 1998 while the other two sit in jail.

The NFL has released a message of support, saying they admire his “honesty and courage.”

“Michael is a football player,” the statement read. “Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.”  Continue reading “Michael Sam to Become First Openly Gay Pro Football Player”

World Says ‘Meh’ After Finding Out Brittney Griner is Gay and Already ‘Out’ to Everyone She Knows

Brittney Griner bowtieAt 6’8,” Baylor Bear Brittney Griner is beyond tall enough to dunk. She was just drafted #1 in the WNBA and is one of the few female basketball players who should really be allowed to play against men.

As of April 17, she is also openly gay, and no one seems to care. But is that progress, or bias?

“I really couldn’t give an answer on why that’s so different,” Griner responded after being asked why people seem more accepting of gay women in the WNBA. “Being one that’s out, it’s just being who you are.”

“Again, like I said, just be who you are,” she continued. “Don’t worry about what other people are going to say, because they’re always going to say something, but, if you’re just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are.”  Continue reading “World Says ‘Meh’ After Finding Out Brittney Griner is Gay and Already ‘Out’ to Everyone She Knows”