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Sherlock star Andrew Scott publicly comes out as gay

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  1. That There Other David 19 Nov 2013, 11:09am

    Hardly coming out. He’s been open about being gay in the past.

    However, good on him for using the opportunity to shine the spotlight back on the Kremlin. The more exposure the better.

    1. Stephen McKenna 20 Nov 2013, 3:31pm

      Queerty started this rubbish yesterday about Andrew Scott ‘coming out’. I’m not sure he was ever closeted as a ‘coming out’ would suggest and has been candid about his sexuality in past interviews. This is just regurgitation of other sources poorly researched reporting.

  2. Quote: “Mercifully, these days people don’t see being gay as a character flaw. But nor is it a virtue, like kindness. Or a talent, like playing the banjo. It’s just a fact.”
    Very sensible response. I always hoped I’d see a day when sexuality is regarded with no more shock-horror than eye colour. Sadly, there’s still a VERY long way to go in backward religiously-strangulated places like Russia and Africa.

    1. Staircase2 20 Nov 2013, 1:58am

      You left off America (which actually the source of current homophobia in Various African countries)

  3. I am so glad :)

  4. Stephen McKenna 20 Nov 2013, 11:28pm


    Absolute tosh. He has never been closeted and has referred to his sexuality in past interviews.

    I really can’t help but feel that lazy, sensationalist reporting such as this from a gay website suggests that we’ve not come as far we’d like to think we have. No story here. Move on, guys!

  5. Well i did’nt know that the lovely Andrew Scott was gay. No that it should matter a jot any more. Trouble is some people in far flung states and indeed in this country, still see someones sexuality as shameful or repulsive, this is usually because of their upbringing, their homophobic religious beliefs or an in built fear of their fellow man falling for someone of the same sex. It’s been around from the begining of mankind. There is nothing to fear from someone falling in love with someone of the same sex. Is that really so hard for modern mankind to finally accept and understand. Lets just get on and live with our differences. Life is too short!

    1. Yeah, but still, you gotta admit that it breaks a lot of hearts to hear that he’s gay for the plain and simple fact that part of falling for a celebrity is that you can dream about him liking you back. If he’s gay, he could never like you back. It doesn’t make me any less of fan, but still… heart = broken. X-)

      1. Tessa, I’m sure that if you’re even only passably nice, Andrew Scott will still “like you back”. He probably won’t wanna grab you by the hair though and fcuk you rotten, but that’s not what you want every time you sit down to watch Sherlock, surely? :-) But if so, then you really ought to seek help. I don’t think most people watching television programmes sit there obsessed with thought of having sex with the characters on the screen. Or am I abnormal?

      2. Grr I know, when I found out I was like “yet another who is now even more i reachable than before. Why must all the best guys be gay taken unreachable or a million years older

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