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Is it really necessary for these gay pronouncements (celebrities coming out of the closet)?

I don't understand the need for this. Perhaps years ago it was a shocker - now it is ~


Asked by tasches at 5:19 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Entertainment

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  • What you do not understand that it takes courage for anyone to do this, and someone in the public eye even more.

    Answer by older at 5:19 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Maybe b/c the gay community is having their own civil rights movement of sorts, then any person of prestige can only help their "cause" and give courage to someone struggling to come out.  Why- who is it this time?


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:39 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • its not as much about shock value anymore its about trying to fight for equality and awareness..

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 5:44 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I think 99% of the Celebrity news is ridiculous and unnecessary

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:20 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • mykids, heteros don't  get steped  on or discriminated upon for being heteros.


    Answer by older at 5:27 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • 1. If they dont "come out" with a public statement the Celeb News will make it a huge deal & make a killing on it!
    2. Its hard to come out. Being straight is the norm.
    3. It gives others who are struggling some hope. Every person that comes out gives the courage to someone else.
    4. "Coming out" effects your life, your family, your friends. Its almost like a marriage. Who gets married & doesnt tell anyone?! Do you make major choices in your life & not let others knows?.. Who cares people have been having babies since the beginning of time, why do we announce it?!

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 6:44 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • No I don't think its necessary, but maybe they do it so the "gossip" magazines aren't talking bad about them when it is out in the open.

    Answer by vjoaquin at 8:34 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • I dont think they are doing it for shock value. Celeb. support all kind of causes.

    Answer by mistynights234 at 5:21 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Absolutely NOT

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 5:21 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • i dont go around announcing im a hetero. i dont think its anyone's business and it doesnt need to make the news headlines.

    Answer by mykidsmom86 at 5:24 PM on May. 16, 2011