i recognise the words yet i have no idea what most of that was actually about. We need to push for a google translator for californianese….
The guy is advocating not getting into relationships you are not emotionally and mentally equipped to deal with. And expressing his acceptance for the gender and sexual spectrum.
One could also view it from the perspective “I’m rich and famous, can shag who the hell I like and I’m terrified of adult concepts like commitment.”
I wish he wouldn’t have implied that last part. There are young people who are happy in monogamous relationships and there are also lots of people (young and old) who prefer open relationships or polyamorous relationships – and that’s not a sign of lack of commitment or maturity.
Smart kid. Wish there more more young people like him.
Wow, what a dick!
You’ve seen him naked??
Do we care?
As ambiguous as it may appear, it is still a big deal that he is saying anything but that he is straight.
His career is only starting and actors of his age usually rely on “fan girls” for initial success.
so what is he? is he gay or bisexual? i coudnt really understand.
He states quite clearly that he is queer
He’s queer, i.e. there is no use for identity categories like ‘gay’ or ‘bisexual’. Queer is used exactly to defy these limiting and restrictive categories.
Most long winded way of saying “I sleep around” I’ve ever seen.
Most ignorant comment I’ve ever seen.
This twisted child is trying to turn our children gay. Another ploy from the vociferous homosexual lobby to rid us of our rights!
And what rights are those? The right to try and force your Xtian agenda on decent folk? The right to make those “not like you” into second-class citizens.
By the way, douche bag, if someone could be “turned” gay, don’t you think you’d be singing a different tune right now – definitely show tunes!!
YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO HATE OTHER PEOPLE OR TO IMPINGE YOUR ARCHAIC BIGOTED BELIEFS ON OTHERS.
You all have a right to religious freedom.
That = right to BELIEVE what you want. BUT NOT to FORCE your beliefs onto others who do NOT share them.
Your beliefs stay in your head, and you NEVER try to make others live by them – they have their OWN freedom of beliefs or do you not understand that because you are too stupid?
Your beliefs and your religion are not RIGHT. They are beliefs. You can think what you like, believe in Zeus or Tooth Fairy or Amun Ra or whichever gods or imaginary friends you choose. Worship them in your fairy circle, do whatever you like YOURSELF….
BUT…. you do not EVER have the right to decide for others what THEY should do or believe…
and HUMAN RIGHTS trump right to personal belief and religious freedom.
You cannot make someone else live by your religious rules any more than a gay person can force you to have gay sex against your will.
you are effectively trying to rape the world with your own warped mental delusions.
DESIST. keep your religion, your beliefs and your fantasies to YOURSELF and let everyone else live the life they choose – it does not affect your life who he has sex with or loves, so keep your nose out
or else, lets discuss the kind of sex you like, and how you like to penetrate your partner… what filthy acts do you get up to? would your 3 year old child like to see your vagina being licked by some man before he penetrates it with severe vigour while aggressively squeezing your mammary glands and spitting in your mouth, before ejaculating all over your face and into your eyes and up your nose???
I think heterosexual sex is absolutely hideous and sick and obscene, but you think you have a right to do THAT, so i have the right to suck off my boyfriend and for us to anally penetrate each other… THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE
Why are you on a Gay Site!!!! Curious much……….
Where are the psychiatric nurses when you need them?
Oh, you believe children can be ‘turned’ gay, do you? May I ask if that was in the same way you were ‘turned’ heterosexual?
You cannot be “turned” gay, but clearly it is possible to be turned stupid.
But maybe our friend above was Born That Way (and has never developed further)?
Well done for coming out. A good move.
LOL. Once you get beyond the Dawson’s Creek method of waffling its brave of him.
This is quite nice, to hear a contemporary young celebrity come out freely using the language of contemporary young queer people!
Yes. If only he would not have implied that monogamous relationships are the ultimate goal for which young people just aren’t mature enough. There are young people who live in good monogamous relationships, and there are also mature people (young and old) who live in open relationships or polyamorous relationships.
I hate the word ‘Queer’ being used to describe LGBT people. It makes it sound as if there is something wrong with us when we all know there isn’t. So why use ‘Queer’…….
It’s as much a political term as anything else; I use it myself. And “gay” has political beginnings, too.
Agreed. It’s like black people trying to re-appropriate ‘n|gger’.
It’s still offensive, whoever uses it.
Not quite whoever, though – some black people call each other n1gger without giving or taking offence, just as some gay men can refer to each other jocularly as ‘poof’ or people of Pakistani origin can call each other ‘Paki’: what is licenced within a group has a different effect from when it’s said by an outsider.
Yes but you missed my point. The word ‘Queer’ basically means:
1. Deviating from the expected or normal; strange
2. Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric
3. Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious
I am none of these things and would really like it if people stopped thinking I am. There is nothing political about it. Using ‘Queer’ in itself is offensive and started out as on offensive term to describe LGBT people. No matter what way it may or may not be used today.
There is no ‘basic meaning’ to words. Queer is in the process of being reclaimed by people who use it to counter ready-to-wear identity kits like for example those proposed by ‘the gay community’. Just google Queer Theory, read some articles about it, maybe some books. ;)
Queer has become a term to counter ‘the gay identity’, it is seen as the ultimate non-label label for all non-category categories. Just as he says, there is so much more than two genders, two sexes, two states of relationships. Queer refuses to let itself be defined and is open to every form of expression of identity, sexuality, relationships …
My God these Yanks don’t half talk a crock of sh|te when they want to.
Good points: You’re gay. Get over it.
Bad News: You’re an actor, and consequently too boring to be of interest.
He’s not ‘gay’, he says he’s queer. There’s a whole other political aspect to that.
I actually prefer the term Queer over the alphabet soup of LGBT, etc. It is a more inclusive term and has been reclaimed since the days of Queer Nation back in the very early 1990s.
except queer means weird, abnormal, deviant…
NONE of which should be applied to someone because they are gay
Meanings of words change and can be changed. There are more and more people who happily identify as ‘queer’ because it offers an alternative to the restrictive categories of ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’, ‘bisexual’ etc. Queer allows for everything and refuses to let itself be defined.
Just google Queer Theory. ;)
I really wish people would get over this gender/sexuality pigeonhole thing and just call everybody ‘gay’. It covers everyone and everything and actually sounds attractive. ”Queer’ is just nasty. Always was, always will be.
I tend to agree, I too don’t know why we don’t refer to gay men and women as just that.
I rather like “queer”. It makes one sound eccentric and interesting and unusual. Confounding of expectations, free-thinking, out of the ordinary and not easily categorised. It is redolent of old-fashioned British eccentrics in genteel tea-rooms, and has a certain comfortable twee innocence about it. “Gay”, on the other hand, sounds a bit “blithely grinning idiot” in its connotation of being perpetually happy and light-hearted. And Lesbian just makes you sound like you’re Greek.
I tend to use homosexual myself, because it sounds more clinical and isn’t loaded with so many cultural connotations, but queer is a nice word too.
‘Old-fashioned British eccentrics’ would scarcely have been found in ‘genteel’ tearooms, simply by virtue of the fact that true eccentrics generally have little interest in the genteel. Perhaps you’ve been watching a little too much of Geraldine McEwen as Miss Marple.
I am very happy to see that someone like him talks about ‘queer’ and seems to live the non-fixedness the term is used for. :) However, I don’t like that he implies that young people are not ready for monogamous relationships and that not being in a monogamous relationship is a sign of not being mature enough yet. You can be young and perfectly happy in a monogamous relationship, and being in an open relationship or in polyamorous relationships is not a sign of a lack of maturity.