“Nice, this works for me as well. I always love the looks on their faces when I introduce my husband and five year old son (last time, he was wearing ballet slippers and a football helmet... my son, that is).”
“Still struggling, eh? Well, unfortunately for your viewpoint, visibility is directly correlated with increased tolerance and education.
Coming out is vitally important, especially in such masculine saturated arenas as boxing. You don't like it because it makes you personally uncomfortable. Too bad.”
shards91 on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:09:03
“I am not struggling at all and it doesn't make me uncomfortable. I've just always found coming out to be a bit obnoxious. When you come out, it doesn't help anyone. Those who support gay people will still support gay people, and those who don't will only have more fuel to their "gays forcing their sexuality in everyone's faces" thing. What would be more helpful is if people like him just lived their lives. As a celebrity, if he was to be seen out in public with a boyfriend, the paparazzi would probably be all over it. Thus, you would get your visibility, and the issue of sexual orientation wouldn't be made into a big deal. If we wish to come across as no better or worse than our straight counterparts, then that starts by treating our sexuality like they treat theirs, otherwise nothing will change.”
“Would that include shaving your beard and trimming your fingernails? How about cosmetic surgery? How about medically necessary procedures (and SRS falls into this category) such as getting your appendix removed, or having cancerous tumors removed? Or wearing braces?
Sorry. Your 'explanation' doesn't fly. It's utterly ridiculous.”
frjohnmorris on Sep 25, 2013 at 15:28:36
“There are medically necessary procedures, but there are also unnecessary procedures that mutate one's body. There are also hygienic necessities like trimming one's finger nails and even trimming one's hair and beard or shaving.”