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NFL player denies being gay amid rumours about his sexuality

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  1. So…? O.o

  2. what as it got to do with anyone? If this guy is gay so what who really cares? maybe the homophobe with the sport and some fans – I don’t know.

  3. david russell 1 Jan, 8:38pm

    Yawwnnnnn I’ve long been amused by the homophobia rampant amongst those whose principal goal in life is not to satisfy the sexual demands of their women but to knock a ball about or run around a track.

  4. Steve_R 1 Jan, 9:28pm

    Every time a situation like this is reported, the news source becomes complicit in the rumours.

    Each day, every person we see during our waking hours has a sexuality. Do we care what is? No! we don’t know these people and frankly it’s of little consequence. So why are people in the public eye any different? Why do certain individuals feel they are at liberty to speculate or report this in the media?

    This man has the right to deny the rumours because whether true or false, should his sexuality be of importance or public concern?

    Even now he has denied it, people have it on their radar. No matter where he is people will observe even the most innocent associations with question.

    I have always believed in “in your own good time, and when your ready” Publicly outing people or malicious reporting on speculation is an appalling and distasteful trait some people feel is their right “wrong!”

    If NFL player decides to come out “Bravo” In the interim media sources stop looking for a martyr!

    1. And if he was in the closet struggling with his sexuality. This kind of harassment will ensure he never comes out. It’s seem ok to Harris people who may be thought to be gay and that slime bag Perez Hilton feeds on this stuff. And pink news is no better. Nasty people

    2. Steve, you wrote “Each day, every person we see during our waking hours has a sexuality. Do we care what is? No!” but I think the reality is that a great many of us DO wonder about the sexual identity of those whom we encounter, particularly if we find them attractive. In such circumstances, we actually want to know, and, sometimes, we need to know, so as to behave accordingly.

      Regarding the question of whether PN should report this matter, I think PN should report any instance where the essence of the story concerns the matter of homosexual identity. Reporting such instances can be done in a manner quite removed from prurient interest.

      1. BlokeToys 2 Jan, 1:47pm

        “a great many of us DO wonder about the sexual identity of those whom we encounter, particularly if we find them attractive. In such circumstances, we actually want to know, and, sometimes, we need to know, so as to behave accordingly.”

        Unless you’re hoping to date this man, it’s none of your business.

        People’s sexualities and private lives are their business. If you know someone you would like to get to know better, then that’s a different story. In that case, in an ideal world, you would simply ASK THEM. They would give you one of three answers, either yes, no, or “I’m not interested in men”. It’s not hard to do this.

        As it’s unlikely that you know this man, or have any chance of a relationship with him, his sexuality is of no more importance to you than that of Mr Smith in Colorado.

    3. Gay people who deny their sexuality are complicit (to use your word) in the notion that Gay is something to be ashamed of. Straight people can hold hands in the street. Go to events with their partners etc. People in the public eye should be encouraged to come out. They are role models. It is a matter of some importance.

      1. Steve_R 2 Jan, 3:37pm

        Cal, in an ideal world sexuality would not be an issue. On a level playing field… no one would have to come out. People deny their sexuality (not necessarily because of shame) but necessity to survive, escape ersecution or even death geographically. Not all occupations are yet accepting or provide protections for sexual discrimination, everyone’s situation and lively hood is different, every one whether famous or obscure makes a choice “a personal choice” which should not be dictated. Just as you say “denial” is being “ashamed” perhaps others might also say “encouraged” is “bullied”
        I applaud people who come out and become role models… But! it’s their prerogative to take… not yours or the media’s

  5. Christopher in Canada 1 Jan, 10:02pm

    A good-looking man! If he’s got personality, then lucky the person who looks across a breakfast table at him!

    1. RBrown 2 Jan, 1:34pm

      ‘breakfast table’

      it’d be at least lunch / dinner by the time I let him out of my bed for food ;0)

  6. A gay athlete who has a scorned male lover.

  7. James! 2 Jan, 9:57am

    What Perez Hilton is oblivious too is the fact the he is the reason some people will stay in the closet. Who wants to be associated with an ugly , nasty fat queen like him. He’s done a lot to denigrate lgbt people.

    1. BlokeToys 2 Jan, 1:49pm

      I agree, it’s loathsome. But then I find this kind of trashy celeb gossip disgusting in all its forms, whether it’s a tabloid, a women’s magazine or a blogger.

      Blame the people who read it too. People who buy this trash must have incredibly pathetic lives.

    2. so, if he were a beautiful, nasty slim/athletic queen (maybe a her even?) it would be different? yeah, talk about dicrimination…

  8. I can’t help but to say a thing about that Perez Hilton. I’ve never read his blog and will never do. But I read and hear all the time about gay people who are denigrated by the swine.

    Now that he blackmailed his way into getting a role on TV, maybe he’ll feel a talented fame -deserving actor, and will leave really talented famous gay people alone.

  9. It’s Rodger’s business and no one elses’.
    It’s an invasion of his private life, so why not just leave him alone to get on with his living!

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