Monday, March 29, 2010

Ricky Martin Comes Out of the Closet

Ricky Martin has come out of the closet!

I'm proud of him for having the courage to come out publicly.  I feel bad for him that everyone felt the need to hound him about it from the get go.  Could you imagine an interview with a straight person that posed the question..."so you like to screw chick, man?"  No one even thinks twice about it...everyone must be straight.  Unless you're an attractive effeminate man or a less than effeminate woman or even better..a person of indeterminate gender.  Then you've made the straight in the room uncomfortable because of the POSSIBILITY.   It seems to be the unknown that freaks people out.  It like a fear or worry that they themselves might have something in common with or like the person and want to make sure they aren't considered homosexual by association. 

There are the Eltons, Ellens, and Rosies of the world that everyone joke you're gay.  Each coming out was no biggie (to outsiders, I'm sure it was a huge decision for them), but if someone won't confirm their homosexuality it's like a media frenzy.  Clay Aiken gets grouped in to this...confirmation was a "no joke" moment, but I'll bet his life was hell for awhile when that was the only question people were asking. 

My homophobic friends and family would have a cow reading this but oh well:  I think we should stop classifying people as gay or straight...just like race...we are all still people, sharing the same planet.  I get to openly talk about my wife with no worry of awkwardness.  They should get to openly talk about their same sex spouses/significant other with zero worry about offending the other person. 

Good on you Ricky!

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