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Emmerdale star Michelle Hardwick publicly comes out as gay

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  1. good for you girl, nice to find love. Good luck and Blessings to you..

  2. This is great. The UK needs more openly gay people in the public eye, kids need to look at TV and see role models and not caricatures, or stereotypes, or victims like when I was a kid.

    The lack of openly gay actors, footballers etc. in the public eye when I was growing up in the 90’s and 00’s sent a clear message to me; stay in the closet, heteronormatize yourself, fit in, or go away.

    People coming out like this lady would have helped me a lot because I’d see a normal, happy woman who just happens to be gay enjoying a career unhindered by the fact, instead of a stereotype or a unrealistic portrayal of a character or a woman who had to stay in the closet in order to enjoy success.

    Healthy LGBT representation and role models on TV and the media, combined with proper education and policy in schools, would reduce homophobia in the next generation indefinitely.

  3. Absolutely brilliant! It’s strange, but I wondered when she first came into Emmerdale if she was going to be gay, just a feeling I had, but I talked myself out of it because the show already has a gay couple. I’m so pleased she feels able to be so open about everything, and I’m sure hearing how she came out late, will help alot of people. I had Kylie and Jason posters on my wall too, and yes, I thought Jason was my one true love, but looking back I think I may have been looking a little more at Kylie as well..

    Congrats Michelle!

  4. Nice one sister.

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