The minute someone becomes a public figure, they're fair game in my book. If they don't like the scrutiny their celebrity brings them, then they can move to Ohio and work at a Denny's. And this goes double for ANYBODY who is voting anti-gay on issues. Hypocrisy always needs to be exposed. Looking forward to watching "Outrage".
Absolutely NOT!!!!! it is a personal and private decision
It is absolutely ok to out anyone leading a double life or a lie. Anyone over 21 I would say. If you are not out by 21 you have some real issues.
I lean heavily towards "YES" on outing, and not just for hypocritical public figures. To me, the GREATER damage is done by the thousands of "Normal Joes" who hide their lives, because simply by living in the closet they reinforce the stereotype that gay men are all flaming queens. If more normal guys would be as open with their orientation as they are with their gender, race, ethnicity, job status, and a hundred other personal demographic aspects, we wouldnt have to STILL be fighting for equality.The notion that being closeted is a 'personal' thing reinforces the notion that gay is 'bad' or 'wrong' so you shouldn't mention it. It also plays into the American/adolescent view about sex in general that its something to blush over.
I think it is only ok, if the person is a public figure and they are openly acting against the rights of the LGBT, by word or actions. Other then that it is a choice that each person needs to make on their own.
There's a big difference between some who purposely pretends to be str8 and someone who just doesn't discuss their personal life.
I don't think it's ever okay to disclose personal information about anyone. No matter if they are a public figure or not - unless, of course, they've done something illegal. The choice to come out is a personal one. No one should be forced to do something they choose not to do. I certainly wouldn't have wanted someone to out me. I told everyone who needed to know when I was ready. I am proud to be a gay man, but I still don't go around advertising my personal business. What goes on in my bedroom is private and nobody needs to know.
I don't think it's ever OK to out someone else. For what ever reason they are not OK with making it public so I don't see how anyone could decide for them. Even with public figures, they campaign for something specific and they'll support that cause, even if it contradicts part of their personal beliefs or identity.
No it's never ok it is not ur place to be outing someone else. I for sure would not have liked it. In fact I did not like it. It hurts if u r not at that stage in ur life.Because that's the one thing u can control, u do not choose to be gay but you can choose who u come out to. Of course u feel a sense of relief that you don't have to pretend or lie. Also public figures r people like me and you. If they are hypocrites that their life not mine.
I don't believe in outing someone just because they're gay. However, the point of that news bit, and the documentary itself, I do support. Politicians that are getting paid by the public to represent them, and then have those of "us" in power working against the gay community, while hiding in their six figure closets just isn't right. As was said in that interview, with the Repubs "Family Values" crap they keep pushing, it's hypocrisy plain and simple.THOSE people should be exposed.
Well, it depends. The ban on outing goes back many years to when gay people faced much more discrimination such aseing put in jail or losing their jobs. In much of the country people can still lose their jobs for being gay.Of course if you are a lying scumbag politician perhaps you deserve to lose your job.
Just think about the abuse, the lonliness, the beatings, the suicides of the young who have so few elders to look to as models! Think then about how serious "staying in the closet," is in its effects on the psyche of others and how more injurious a scenario as you describe is to these who are vulnerable. The situation, in my opinion, dictates the action. Being conscious of the most vulnerable should be a primary guiding factor.
think about what you are doing! does the end ever justifies the means. I was told growing up if you spit in the fan it will spit back at you. Karma can be a b#)#)*$ when you take it upon yourself to act as a moral compass for someones life you are acting as bad as the person you are seeking to out. Remember one finger pointed at another three points back at you
Yes if they are hurting the GLBT community and voting for homophobic legislation or working against gay rights while covering up their GLBT identity - they have EARNED the right to be outed. Some of the most wicked homophobes have been self hating gay people. (Roy Cohn etc)If you hurt the community you have no right to "come out" on your own. Period.
No! Plain and simple. We make choices and decisions about our own lives. We become adults to make those choices for ourselves. Being gay or doing what YOU THINK is right isn't at all right if you ruin the life or privacy of another individual. Growing up doesn't give you permission to be a scumbag. Ask Perez Hilton.
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