Wentworth Miller graces the most recent issue of Details and had the following to say about grappling with his sexuality:
On coming out: “I feel more fully expressed. After Prison Break, I came to grips with the fact that my public persona was in misalignment with how I actually felt. I was out to a handful of people in my twenties, and once I hit 30, I was out to family and friends. But professionally, I was feeding a fantasy. I created this air of “We don’t address that thing.”
On if he regrets not coming out earlier: “My face was on billboards, and I thought it was my job to act a certain way. But I think audiences knew to a certain degree.”
I am a huge fan of Wentworth’s so enjoyed reading the article on this little-covered actor. And, he was just cast in ‘The Flash.’
Read the entire scoop at Details.
A hilarious and moving look at legendary actor, activist and pop culture icon George Takei, who has conquered new frontiers from outer space to Capitol Hill with his trademark grin. Oh, my!
In Theaters August 22nd, 2014. Watch…
Aaaaawwww. Twink diver Tom Daley and his
uncle boyfriend Dustin Lance Black trade spit in a parking garage. I so want to be the meat in this sandwich.
Via OMG! Blog
Former teen heartthrob Neil Patrick Harris undresses and talks with Rolling Stone:
On how coming out helped — rather than hurt — his career: “Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever,” Harris says. “Some actors don’t get hired because you can’t look into their soul and see what they’re like, because they’re kept guarded.”
On how coming out to his family was more difficult than telling the public: Harris’ brother, Brian, recalls that the actor took a gradual approach to telling him that he was gay. “It was three conversations,” he said. “First he goes, ‘I just don’t think I’m going to date, really, for a while.’ And he had some bad luck with the girls he dated early on. Probably because he was gay! And then we had a different conversation about how he likes girls, but he kind of likes guys too. And we had another conversation after that: He likes guys.”
On his huge following of straight guys who abide by Barney Stinson’s “Bro Code”: Straight dudes can’t seem to stop trying to high-five Harris. They call him Barney, they drop Harold and Kumar references. “So many frat guys,” Burtka says. “It doesn’t seem right, in a way. But it’s very exciting at the same time.”
On the drugged-out version of himself in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle as the turning point in his career: “Who knew that three days on a funny stoner comedy would alter my track record the way it did?” Harris says.
On having to play the effeminate Hedwig: “I didn’t think he could pull off the femininity of [the role],” Burtka says. “This is such a stretch for him. In his day-to-day, he’s not a very feminine guy.” Harris, too, said that he had always been aware of how he presented himself, especially in his Doogie years. “I have always been highly aware of how I was presenting myself,” Harris admits. “Which, now that I’m playing overtly feminine and loving it, is kind of a stupid concern.
The issue will hit newsstands this Friday.
Oscar-winning actress Sally Field wrote an amazing open letter to share her support for the Human Rights Campaign. The letter comes just as Licence To Discriminate bills started appearing in the USA. Son Sam is gay and Field’s heartwarming words share her experiences with Sam’s struggles.
The letter reads:
The three things I’m most proud of in my life are my sons, Peter, Eli and Sam. They are kind, loving and productive people. Each with their own list of talents and accomplishments.Sam is my youngest son, by 18 years, and he’s gay. To that, I say: So what? Growing up, Sam wanted desperately to just be like his older brothers – athletic, rambunctious and even a little bit macho. He wanted to beat Eli at tennis, trounce Peter at computer football and learn everything about every basketball player on the court. But Sam was different. And his journey to allow himself to be what nature intended him to be was not an easy one.When I saw him struggling, I wanted to jump in. But his older brothers held me back. They told me I couldn’t travel that road for Sam. It was his to travel, not mine. I had to wait for him to own himself in his own time. I could make it easier only by standing visibly to the side, clearly loving him, always being there and always letting him know.
Finally, at 20, long after he beat his brothers at tennis and computer games and knew as much as anyone about basketball, Sam was able to stand up proudly and say, “I am a gay man.”
One of the great privileges of my life to have been allowed to be a part of Sam’s journey.
There are people out there – organizations and politicians, strangers who have never even met Sam – who would rather devote themselves to denying his happiness.
Why would anyone want to prevent my son—or anyone’s son or daughter—from having basic legal safeguards like family medical leave, Social Security survivors benefits, or health insurance? It doesn’t make any sense—but it won’t change until people speak out. I’m proud to stand with HRC to add my voice. Will you join me?
Whether you are LGBT yourself, a parent or grandparent of an LGBT child, or just a great person with strong convictions about what’s fair and right, I hope I’ve convinced you to stand with HRC for equality. You’ll be glad you did!’
Field urged people to get behind the Human Rights Campaign which is currently trying to raise $150,000 by the end of the month to help it fight so-called ‘religious liberty’ bills that have been proposed in a number of states that would allow religious people to deny goods and services to any person they disapproved of for religious reasons.
Via So So Gay
UPDATE: Gay-themed website Queerty reports that Jack Schlossberg, the grandson of President John F. Kennedy and a junior at Yale, came out as gay in an essay for the Yale Herald before the paper’s editors mysteriously deleted his column and his Twitter account disappeared. Unfortunately for Camelot, the essay—and the Twitter account—are fake.
John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, better known as “Jack” to his friends at Yale, is the only grandson of President John F. Kennedy. And according to his Twitter feed and a Yale blog, he’s also gay.
The 21-year-old is editor in chief of Yale blog The Bulldog, and this morning he sent his twitter followers to an article he’d posted titled Being Gay At Yale. Then, before you knew it, the article disappeared and Schlossberg’s Twitter feed disappeared. The incident became a stream of consciousness:
But the incident as not gone unnoticed on the Twitterverse as others tweeted about and at Jack’s earlier proclamation:
There seems to be some question as to the authenticity of the Twitter account and to why everything disappeared. Until the facts come in, here is my realization that JFK’s grandson definitely inherited the Kennedy handsomeness.
Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/jfks-grandson-jack-comes-out-on-yale-blog-editors-immediately-delete-post-20140213/#ixzz2tEt9eiUj
In the wake of Phillip Seymour Hoffman‘s tragic death from a heroin overdose over the weekend, former ‘Desperate Housewives’ actor and artist Shawn Pyfrom has shared his own struggles with drugs and alcohol via a post on his blog:
just read the news about mr. philip seymour hoffman, and against the advise of others; i had to write this open letter. i can’t stay quiet anymore about this…
i am an alcoholic and a drug addict.
and yesterday i celebrated five months of sobriety. i’m relatively new to being sober, considering the scope of time that i’ve been an addict. but within that scope, this is also the longest i’ve been sober; since i began using. i’m not sure what to approach first, with regard to this letter — my head is still spinning from the news. i even question whether or not i should publish this, as i type out these words. but if these words can encourage someone to hold on to their life… to keep from ever using, or to find the strength to stop; then it’s more important that these words are shared. i’ve considered what’s at stake, for myself, by sharing this – but i find myself without regard for that. i won’t allow my selfish needs to get in the way of potentially reaching another human being’s life.
when news reaches us of a public figure, like mr. hoffman, passing away from such a terrible affliction; we tend to get the feeling of great loss. it is a great loss. i feel grief when i hear of such a talented human being leaving this earth… but every life is important. there are just some that hold the public forum. the loss of their life is no more, or no less, of a loss than anyone else’s. and anytime a person uses drugs, they are taking the chance that their life will be taken from them. whether they steal your breath, or rob one last beat from your heart – that is left to fate. but they will steal your life from you. whether you are the occasional user, or someone that uses every day. every moment spent using drugs (alcohol included) is a moment stolen from your life. a memory you will only recall with vague reflection – through fogged glass. leaving an imprint in your memory, like a stamp without it’s ink. that is, of course, my own realization.
some people could argue that drugs have provided some of the most memorable, creative artists this planet has ever experienced. jimi hendrix, kurt cobain…the list goes on. but drugs also took their lives away. it’s tough to say if their creativity would have flowered, in the same way, if it weren’t for the seed of their struggles. we could debate and extrapolate all day on the topic of drugs and their effect on creativity. but i don’t write this to debate. only to share. even i could say, for myself, that if it weren’t for the struggles and experience of my addictions; i would not have created the things that i have. i can argue that with all certainty, in fact. but i would have much rather lived the moments that i lost; and seen what would have come, creatively, as a result of that. that is one thing that is undebatable. but i digress. i am writing this for anyone who reads it…
Pyfrom’s post continues sharing how his addictions took over every other aspect of his life. Cheers to the young actor for taking a stand and dealing with his issues. As a former child actor, he might have taken the broken road so many other young actors have taken.
Read the full post here.
Awww! Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black Go Public With A Slushie
In case there is any doubt that these two are fucking, photos have hit the gay blogs – sending us all into a tizzy about thoughts of these two in compromising positions. Daley is training in Houston and it looks like his man flew out to spend some time with his sweetheart.
It’s Lee Daniels, Jim Parsons, Wentworth Miller & Edie Windsor.
Says Miller, who recently came out publicly, in the issue:
“I remember carrying around deep feelings of shame after I tried to kill myself, feeling like I’d stumbled or failed life’s exam,” the 41-year-old openly gay actor told the mag. “That I was now ‘damaged goods.’ What I would say to that younger self — what I’d say to anyone who’s walked a similar road — is to focus less on the fact that you nearly ended your life and more on the fact that you survived, that you lived to tell the tale. And then tell it. I’d say, ‘What you think of as scars are medals. They’re badges of honor, testifying to something inside you that is determined and tenacious and enduring.”
See more of the issue here.
Maulik Pancholy has come out as part of this year’s Out100. On top of his announcement, Pancholy reveals that he has a long-time partner:
“I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” the 39-year-old 30 Rock actor shared with the mag. “It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.”
Congrats, Maulik. I’m still impressed how well my gaydar works even over television.