What would happen if Syler from Heroes and Jesse St. James from Glee decided to date? According to ABC News, Zachary Quinto and Jonathan Groff are officially a couple. Quinto confirmed the news to Out magazine that he is in a relationship with the Broadway and TV star. For months, both were spotted around Los Angeles together and the tabloid rumors started to fly.
Tag: coming out
In this advice column, Dear Abby tells “Can’t Come Out in Texas” how to deal with “sexual harassment in a hostile work environment” in which a female co-worker has everyone pressuring him to “just go out with her and give her a chance.”
Dear Abby has some good advice for this gay man who seems to be as trapped in the closet as R. Kelly.
Dear Abby • I am a 29-year-old gay man. In my community, coming out at work isn’t an option. I really like my job and want to keep it. However, a female colleague is not only trying to convince me that the two of us would make a good pair, but she has gotten all of our co-workers involved. I’m constantly pressured by my supervisor to “just go out with her and give her a chance.”
I have already told everyone, including her, that I’m not interested in mixing my personal life with my professional one, and I want to come to work only to work. — Can’t Come Out in Texas
Dear Can’t Come Out • You have described a classic example of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. Your co-workers and supervisor may consider themselves to be “Cupid’s helpers,” but their actions could be the basis for a lawsuit. That you are gay has nothing to do with it.
Document everything. Go to your supervisor’s boss if necessary and state plainly that you need help to put a stop to this. You do not have to explain why you’re not attracted to this desperate woman. If it isn’t stopped, talk with an attorney.
I do NOT recommend hiring anyone to pose as a girlfriend, or you may have to put her under long-term contract, which could be expensive in more ways than one.
You go Abby!
inger-songwriter Frank Ocean revealed in a recent entry on his Tumblr blog that his first love was another man. Like news anchor Anderson Cooper, who did the same earlier this week, Ocean is ready to come out and publicly admit that is sexually attracted to other men.
Ocean is the first hip hop artist to do so.
The entry, which appears to be a photo of a screen captured after typing his narrative into a word processing program of sorts, explains how the relationship developed and how his new love made him feel.
“4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every-day almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide.”
He also blogged,
““By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love. It changed my life.”
Ocean also even expressed the relief he felt now that he had come out of the closet.
“I don’t have any secrets I need to keep any more. I feel like a free man. If I listen closely. I can hear the sky falling too.”
As a member of the West-Coast based hip hop collective OFWGKTA, aka Odd Future, it might have been harder for Ocean to come out than other recording artists. Anti-gay remarks are frequent in hip hop and rap music. Lil’ Wayne coined the phrase “no homo”, and Eminen was criticized for using homophobic slurs when he first broke into the business. He, however, was later schooled by Elton John which led to the unlikely duo performing together that same year at the Grammys.
Ocean is known by many as a rising star in hip-hop having been prominently featured on on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne album. He seems be in good company there as those two have spoken out against the use of anti-gay slurs in hip hop lyrics.
Industry professionals say they aren’t sure how this announcement will affect record sales for Ocean’s upcoming album.
The worst kept secret in the news and entertainment world is no longer a secret at all. In an e-mail to long-time friend, Andrew Sullivan, CNN news anchor and talk show host, Anderson Cooper admits he is gay. With his permission, Sullivan posted the letter in its entirety in his Daily Beast column on Monday.
If you decide to come out of the closet and have a loving and supportive family, your health will benefit says a new study conducted by the Boston University School of Public Health. According to the Huffington Post, researchers reportedly surveyed 5,658 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 in Massachusetts using a statewide surveillance system. Published in the Journal of Homosexuality, the study concluded that two-thirds of lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults suffered less mental health and substance abuse issues if they received the positive support from their parents after coming out.