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Old Feb 7th 2020, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Pretty much my take on it too. My very best friend (apart from scouse of course!) wrestled with his sexuality in much the same way that Sultan suggests. He had a wife and daughter, but he felt like he was living a lie. After lots of talks with his wife (who is absolutely lovely) they agreed to divorce and have remained on excellent terms with each other. He went a bit crazy with the gay bars and clubs for awhile but that was ok because he took me with him and I had some of the best nights of my life. He's yet to find 'the one' but he's looking! Most importantly, he's happy. And gay

He and scouse get on really well which is probably just as well, because when scouse phoned me from offshore not long after we'd met, I was in bed with my mate. Not as strange as it sounds, we wanted a night on the town and booked a hotel room so we could crash afterwards. Was supposed to have twin beds but oh well. Scouse didn't even blink, just said 'when you get up go and buy that lad some breakfast'. As an older man who's a practicing Catholic, he knocked any stereotypes I may have had clean out of the ball park.





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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
So, one of the biggest stories on TV in the UK today is the fact that Phillip Schofield has announced he's gay, this is after 27 years of mariage nad having 2 grown up daughters.
Is this something that should be making the headlines as it is, or should it be one of the footnotes in a news programme and left to the discussion programmes like Good Morning, The One Show, etc.
Good for him for announcing it but call me cynical if you want but I'm wondering if he did it now because he was about to be outed by someone/media. Just a thought.
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 6:07 pm
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 7:28 pm
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Get dressed up, get a little risque.
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 7:30 pm
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Get dressed up, get a little risque.
Maybe after work.
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 7:34 pm
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Maybe after work.
It is Friday after all
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 7:36 pm
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It is Friday after all
Not just that, but it's more than halfway to hometime
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Not just that, but it's more than halfway to hometime
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Not just that, but it's more than halfway to hometime
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 9:57 pm
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I had just managed to get Billy Bragg out of my head, and now he's back. Thanks a lot guys.

Mostly it's because the Internationale is one of the catchiest tunes ever.
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Eventually, it would be nice if someone's sexuality gave no cause for comment at all (consenting adults, of course) but we clearly aren't there yet.
and may that day hurry up and arrive.
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Old Feb 7th 2020, 11:37 pm
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Default Re: Well known people coming out as gay

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Indeed.

People's sexuality is not a humiliation for anyone else.

Also, from the Beeb:

"Steph has been incredible - I love her so very much. She is the kindest soul I have ever met. My girls have been astonishing in their love, hugs and encouraging words of comfort. Both my and Steph's entire families have stunned me with their love, instant acceptance and support."

Doesn't sound like humiliation to me.
FRom what was said this morning I did get the impression that his wife and kids knew and were fully behind his 'coming out' Personally I wasn't at all suprised and it really shouldn't have been the news item it was. However I did love the 'selfie' he took with Johnson, who had described gay men as tank top wearing bum boys.
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
Good for him for announcing it but call me cynical if you want but I'm wondering if he did it now because he was about to be outed by someone/media. Just a thought.
I can't believe that it was 17 posts before someone came up with the screamingly obvious explanation.
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Old Feb 10th 2020, 12:14 pm
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Default Re: Well known people coming out as gay

Originally Posted by Sugarmooma View Post
Good for him for announcing it but call me cynical if you want but I'm wondering if he did it now because he was about to be outed by someone/media. Just a thought.
Amanda Holden said last year re Schofield...“"There is a tin opener and there's a can somewhere and other people have found the tin opener. That's all I'm saying”
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