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(USA Today)   On the heels of Anderson Cooper coming out, US Women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe comes out. Anytime you're ready, Mr. Cruise   (content.usatoday.com) divider line 90
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2012-07-03 12:07:57 AM
He would but he's trying to convince his buddy Mr. Travolta to have a joint news conference.

/I find it weird that South Park called it many years ago
 
2012-07-03 12:14:36 AM
Somebody on the US Women's Soccer team is gay?

I think it'd be more news if one of them was straight.

One day I hope this will really and truly be Not News.
 
2012-07-03 12:19:58 AM
So why didn't she go into field hockey?
 
2012-07-03 12:23:42 AM
i said in last year's world cup that she looked like the bass player in every 3rd shiatty 90's "alternative" band.

hot, angular haircut, pixie body.
 
2012-07-03 12:26:12 AM
Pretty much an open secret, just like Anderson Cooper himself. Good for her taking the big step.

/didn't she date Abby Wambach at one point?
 
2012-07-03 12:27:55 AM

Donnchadha: One day I hope this will really and truly be Not News.


THIS

Glad more athletes are coming out.
 
2012-07-03 12:37:22 AM

JasonOfOrillia: So why didn't she go into field hockey?


I think you mean softball.
 
2012-07-03 12:40:01 AM
Also congrats ma'am. I hope one day your sexuality is no one business other than you and your partners.
 
2012-07-03 12:47:23 AM

soaboutthat: Also congrats ma'am. I hope one day your sexuality is no one business other than you and your partners.



Plural...Nice.

// What ya did
 
2012-07-03 12:47:26 AM

bluorangefyre: He would but he's trying to convince his buddy Mr. Travolta to have a joint news conference.

/I find it weird that South Park called it many years ago


To be fair, the director of Top Gun called it even further back
 
2012-07-03 12:48:37 AM
unless you have been in the closet, is there really a need to come out.

if you have lived an openly gay lifestyle for 10 years and hold a press conference outing yourself it seems like attention whoring.

being gay isnt an issue, closeted is an issue, but attention whoring is just shoddy
 
2012-07-03 12:58:09 AM

Donnchadha: Somebody on the US Women's Soccer team is gay?

I think it'd be more news if one of them was straight.

One day I hope this will really and truly be Not News.


I've friends and family who have been on the woman's national team. The gay % is in line with the rest of our society.
 
2012-07-03 01:04:19 AM
If Megan Rapinoe were a man, she'd start every game for the USMNT.
 
2012-07-03 01:46:57 AM

bluorangefyre: He would but he's trying to convince his buddy Mr. Travolta to have a joint news conference.

/I find it weird that South Park called it many years ago



The tom cruise rumors preceeded the existence of South Park by...like a decade.
 
2012-07-03 01:47:36 AM

Donnchadha: Somebody on the US Women's Soccer team is gay?

I think it'd be more news if one of them was straight.

One day I hope this will really and truly be Not News.


No, you don't, or you wouldn't have made the "All women athletes are gay" joke.
 
2012-07-03 01:47:55 AM
"On the heels of Anderson Cooper coming out, US Women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe comes out. Anytime you're ready, Mr. Cruise"

In defense of Mr. Cruise, there's no evidence apart from 20-30 year old rumors, and a Hollywood Star who's career is still that of leading man might find it harder to obtain work than either a CNN Anchor or a Women's Soccer Player, subby.

Apart from NPH, how many Hollywood leading men types are there who are out?
 
2012-07-03 02:04:15 AM

RoyBatty: "On the heels of Anderson Cooper coming out, US Women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe comes out. Anytime you're ready, Mr. Cruise"

In defense of Mr. Cruise, there's no evidence apart from 20-30 year old rumors, and a Hollywood Star who's career is still that of leading man might find it harder to obtain work than either a CNN Anchor or a Women's Soccer Player, subby.

Apart from NPH, how many Hollywood leading men types are there who are out?


Is Ian mckellen a leading man?
 
2012-07-03 02:10:30 AM
This calls for another Oreo!!!

*runs upstairs to fridge*
 
2012-07-03 02:13:49 AM
Jim Parsons, Anderson Cooper, a female soccer player? My world is crumbling

Please don't tell me Richard Simmons is next..
 
2012-07-03 02:21:23 AM

Igor Jakovsky: Is Ian mckellen a leading man?


Perhaps. Maybe I meant "Romantic Hero".
 
2012-07-03 02:43:38 AM
Whoa, whoa, whoa... Anderson Cooper is gay?!
 
2012-07-03 02:48:45 AM
I've debated with friends on which sport will have a fairly well known male athlete come out. I'd think it'd be an individual sport first (tennis or golf), and then perhaps hockey.

RoyBatty: Igor Jakovsky: Is Ian mckellen a leading man?

Perhaps. Maybe I meant "Romantic Hero".


Rupert Everett, though he's not a leading guy anymore. Also there are so many great directors that are gay that I don't think Hollywood would have an issue casting a gay actor if they could draw people to the theater. Wasn't there a guy on Grey's Anatomy that got axed for making fun of a gay actor on set? Don't really remember the story.

Either way I'll be happy when we can get to the point where people don't feel like they have to declare their sexual orientation to the public.
 
2012-07-03 03:15:08 AM

coolio mack: I've debated with friends on which sport will have a fairly well known male athlete come out. I'd think it'd be an individual sport first (tennis or golf), and then perhaps hockey.


I think it's probably going to be some hockey player before an individual sport. Honestly, I suspect the only reason no hockey player has come out yet is because the hockey culture is so team-oriented that nobody wants to be the first person to come out and draw all of the attention to themselves rather than the team. If somebody could figure out a way to come out without it becoming a massive media event that overshadowed the team I think it would have happened already.

On another note, how is Abby Wambach not out?
 
2012-07-03 04:04:52 AM
Also, I thought Megan Rapinoe had already come out a while back. She was asked a question about LGBT athletes in an interview and responded with "we exist."
 
2012-07-03 05:00:53 AM

RoyBatty: "On the heels of Anderson Cooper coming out, US Women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe comes out. Anytime you're ready, Mr. Cruise"

In defense of Mr. Cruise, there's no evidence apart from 20-30 year old rumors, and a Hollywood Star who's career is still that of leading man might find it harder to obtain work than either a CNN Anchor or a Women's Soccer Player, subby.

Apart from NPH, how many Hollywood leading men types are there who are out?


Matt Bowmer?
 
2012-07-03 05:26:57 AM

Neeek: RoyBatty: "On the heels of Anderson Cooper coming out, US Women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe comes out. Anytime you're ready, Mr. Cruise"

In defense of Mr. Cruise, there's no evidence apart from 20-30 year old rumors, and a Hollywood Star who's career is still that of leading man might find it harder to obtain work than either a CNN Anchor or a Women's Soccer Player, subby.

Apart from NPH, how many Hollywood leading men types are there who are out?

Matt Bomer?


Zachary Quinto.
 
2012-07-03 06:49:06 AM

Zombie Hitler: If Megan Rapinoe were a man, she'd start every game for the USMNT.


The United States has their own mutant ninja turtles? I'm confused.
 
2012-07-03 07:22:25 AM
The first time i saw Megan Rapinoe at the WWC, i said to myself: "I bet she goes home every night to a silver platter of penis. In fact, i bet she doesn't eat, sleep, or even take a dump without at least 12 inches of swinging man-meat within arms reach, because that woman is as straight as the day is long."

Seriously, why is this news to anyone?
 
2012-07-03 07:33:22 AM
I think this is a good move that goes beyond just her. Other than that guy who wrote gay in the paint, or center (I don't remember the title or player because he wasn't important and its the NBA so I don't care) I don't know to many players out. Not like its needed for sports, but just making the general population more informed is always better. Yes there are idiots and homophobes out there and this is necessary.

Abby Wambach is/isn't gay?
 
2012-07-03 07:58:31 AM
I don't get the 'coming out' thing.

Ohh you're so brave.. oh I wish this didn't have to be news.

Ya know what.. it wasn't news until they made it news by coming out. Nobody gave a shiat if Anderson Cooper or Megan Rapinoe was gay.

I heard Michael Jordan is coming out straight today and is holding a news conference.
 
2012-07-03 08:13:53 AM
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2012-07-03 08:21:31 AM

rynthetyn: On another note, how is Abby Wambach not out?


I honestly thought there was discussion during the WWC about Abby and Megan formerly being a couple. Especially when Rapinoe made an amazing pass to set up a goal, and then jumped into Abby's willing, welcoming arms in order to share an intimate, yet powerful and raw, embrace on the world's largest stage. Just two ladies, athletic and sweaty, celebrating a victory and rubbing...

...I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-07-03 08:22:09 AM

INeedAName: Zombie Hitler: If Megan Rapinoe were a man, she'd start every game for the USMNT.

The United States has their own mutant ninja turtles? I'm confused.


I was thinking the same thing
 
2012-07-03 08:31:26 AM

farbekrieg: unless you have been in the closet, is there really a need to come out.

if you have lived an openly gay lifestyle for 10 years and hold a press conference outing yourself it seems like attention whoring.

being gay isnt an issue, closeted is an issue, but attention whoring is just shoddy


It provides a famous precedent for for others who may be a bit more scared about it. It's less, I think, for Rapinoe and more for the girls who look up to her and are gay, but have been frightened to admit it to their parents. At least that's my take on it, I could be wrong.
 
2012-07-03 08:35:34 AM
Soooo...what you're saying is I have as much a chance with her now as I did before?

/good for her
 
2012-07-03 08:53:06 AM
Predictably, most USAToday comments are some variation of "I don't care that you're gay so shut up and never mention it again!"
 
2012-07-03 08:59:54 AM

MugzyBrown: I don't get the 'coming out' thing.

Ohh you're so brave.. oh I wish this didn't have to be news.

Ya know what.. it wasn't news until they made it news by coming out. Nobody gave a shiat if Anderson Cooper or Megan Rapinoe was gay.

I heard Michael Jordan is coming out straight today and is holding a news conference.


Right.

Maybe when we have the right to get married freely, share financial benefits, not get fired for our personal choices, adopt and maybe when the teen suicide rate isn't overwhelmingly gay kids, maybe THEN it'll stop being news.

Asshat.
 
2012-07-03 09:04:54 AM

robsul82: Pretty much an open secret, just like Anderson Cooper himself. Good for her taking the big step.

/didn't she date Abby Wambach at one point?


Yeah, sounds like she was already "out" to anybody who cared. Sounds like AW'ing to me.
 
2012-07-03 09:06:08 AM

MugzyBrown: I don't get the 'coming out' thing.

Ohh you're so brave.. oh I wish this didn't have to be news.

Ya know what.. it wasn't news until they made it news by coming out. Nobody gave a shiat if Anderson Cooper or Megan Rapinoe was gay.

I heard Michael Jordan is coming out straight today and is holding a news conference.


It cute that you think people still don't risk physical harm by coming out, but seriously there are still people in this country being killed for the crime of being gay.
 
2012-07-03 09:19:53 AM

Broktun: Alex Morgan


I'm envisioning Rapinoe's attempted postgame shower seduction.

Excuse me for a moment.
 
2012-07-03 09:23:44 AM
m5.paperblog.com

Really...
 
2012-07-03 09:27:09 AM

Donnchadha: One day I hope this will really and truly be Not News.


One day, I hope that people will stop pushing and pressuring and bullying and intimidating people into making public declarations of their sexuality.

Until that happens, this sort of thing will continue to be news.
 
2012-07-03 09:29:35 AM
I thought this was discussed in the World Cup. In fact, I swear I read an interview in the Wall Street Journal where she mentioned her partner.
 
2012-07-03 09:31:46 AM

farbekrieg: unless you have been in the closet, is there really a need to come out.

if you have lived an openly gay lifestyle for 10 years and hold a press conference outing yourself it seems like attention whoring.

being gay isnt an issue, closeted is an issue, but attention whoring is just shoddy


Being forced to live a life you don't want to lead due to bullying and intimidation is an issue. If it means living a closeted life you don't want to lead, that's horrible. If it means living an outed life you don't want to lead, that's horrible, too.
 
2012-07-03 09:33:58 AM
Rapinoe laments the difficulty for closeted male athletes. She believes the first active players to come out in a high-profile men's team sport will usher change.

C'mon Mark Sanchez. This might be your only chance to be an influence in the NFL.
 
2012-07-03 09:43:53 AM
She had the greatest assist I can remember

Link
 
2012-07-03 09:47:55 AM

MugzyBrown: I don't get the 'coming out' thing.

Ohh you're so brave.. oh I wish this didn't have to be news.

Ya know what.. it wasn't news until they made it news by coming out. Nobody gave a shiat if Anderson Cooper or Megan Rapinoe was gay.

I heard Michael Jordan is coming out straight today and is holding a news conference.


Damn, you got a lot of bites. Good work buddy.
 
2012-07-03 09:54:15 AM
What if Mr Cruise doesn't want to come out? What if he chooses not to make a big deal out of his sexuality and his happy as things are?

Why does it matter to you if he's out or not (or gay or not)? Let the man do what he wants. Personally I enjoy most of his films and don't actually give a shiat about his personal life.
 
2012-07-03 09:54:37 AM

greenbowlpacker: She had the greatest assist I can remember

Link


She put that one into the box perfectly.
 
2012-07-03 10:00:43 AM

CheneyPepperedMe: greenbowlpacker: She had the greatest assist I can remember

Link

She put that one into the box perfectly.


She got that done lickety split.
 
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