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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

John Travolta, Out of the Closet?

I've been hearing this for YEARS. They say that John Travolta is gay. He has several gay lovers. He loves to have sex in bath houses. People working on John Travolta movies have to sign a non-disclosure agreement because he can be seen on-set with his boyfriend(s). These are the kinds of stories that have been floating around for a long time. To some people, this would be shocking. To others, not really a big deal. But would most people be so disgusted that they would never want to see another Travolta movie again? Would his career be over? Why else would he remain "in-the-closet" all these years?

Through all the rumor and speculation, Carrie Fisher has recently and probably unintentionally "outed" Travolta during an interview with The Advocate. It was in much the same way that some say Betty White "outed" Cary Grant a few months ago-- just casual conversation. It seems as if both ladies, in both instances, figured that everybody knew that these men were gay.  And I think most people DO know. Much in the way that people know that Will and Jada, Tom Cruise, and Kanye West and many, many, many others are gay.

Maybe they are, maybe they aren't-- who really cares? Well, that's a stupid question. There are plenty of people out there that care, and I'm not just talking about the idiotic homophobes and other bigots. People in the LGBT community have very few advocates. It would be great for them if famous and influential people were to not only come out, but help to champion their cause. But even the most famous of people have hang-ups and insecurities.

If only there were more like Barney:

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