If Lance Bass can admit to being gay, why can't a pro athlete?
Few things must be stranger than being in a hugely popular boy band and having women throw themselves at you constantly, all the while you aren’t interested.
The admission is likely to shock few, but it still couldn’t have been easy for someone with a fan base larger than most. Obviously, he’s taking a huge chance with his future career, especially in movies (remember Rupert Everett?)
So if someone like Bass can take the plunge, will there come a day when an active male professional athlete admits to homosexuality? Do we all seriously believe that there are no male homosexual golfers on the PGA or European Tours?
“I’m not ashamed,” Bass reportedly told People. “I’m more liberated and happy than I’ve been my whole life.”
How many of us know someone locked in the closet? Because the phrase “We don’t care about your sexuality” generally can be translated into “Keep your true self hidden because it makes us uncomfortable.”
Hiding and lying for the sake of others is no way for anyone to live. Not if you’re a pop star, or even a golfer.
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Being gay is not something that requires an "admission" or "confession" like owning up to theft. Mr. Bass was doing the right thing, living his life, socializing with his friends as he saw fit. When the paparazzo starting hounding him on the issue he has come out and said "yes, thats me". He certainly wasn't living like Rock Hudson....
The only person whose sexuality I have an interest is is my wifes! Keep 'yer noses out of peoples bedrooms and this country will do just fine.
Why don't you lead by example and come out first?
Didn't you say in a previous comment that you were in your sixties? I think it would be understandable that you wouldn't have heard of many from this decade. Frankly, your ability to handle this "Interweb" is a mystery to me. And the chance that there are zero gay golfers seems pretty low, especially with some of butches on the LPGA.
This isn't your first gay story, is it?
Perhaps you might like to announce something, or maybe you have already announced it. Anyway, that's your business.
However the business of other peoples sexuality is their own business also. So maybe you shouldn't be so keen for them to come out, just to please you.
By the way, gays aren't usually into sports anyway, so perhaps that's the reason why they aren't coming out, William. They don't usually have the competitive tendencies.
Professional athletes must be no different, regardless of some of the stupid things they do...
And anyway, why are you referring to golfers as 'athletes'?
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