Public figures on gay network sites

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Jun 11, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    Do you know of any public figures (persons who are part of the public sphere, such as politicians or community leaders) that are openly part of gay / LGBTQ network sites?

    The question comes to me as, while watching the Parliamentary debates on Norway's new marriage law, one of the openly gay members of the Conservative Party made a good point (with regards to the demonization of gays and the preposterous equalizing between consentual gay sex and non-consentual bestiality) and I logged onto the major Norwegian gay network and sent him a thank-you note.

    For me, this kind of access is invigorating and builds my trust in the public sphere and its participants.
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    Jun 12, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    Let me get this right: you have an openly gay MP who is a member of the Conservative party?

    "Conservative" must mean something different in Norway.

    There are several openly gay legislators in Congress and in state legislatures, but I don't know if they are actually a presence in online public forums. If I wanted to write Rep. Barney Frank, for instance, I would probably just do so through the House website.
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    Jun 12, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    Australia has had a few openly gay conservative MP's. The last one. Got done in for drink driving, and a number of silly things. So he is now gone. To be openly gay is one thing. But.....too be in the public eye is another.

    We also have Bob Brown, head of the bloody Greens too.
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    Jun 12, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    The politician I work for is not gay but has all kinds of gay stuff on his myspace and facebook accounts. I don't think he has a manhunt account, but I will start one for him ^_~
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    Jun 12, 2008 7:53 AM GMT
    I once exchanged a few messages with an out and gay filipino TV star - Arnel Ignacio, on a site I was lurking on a couple of years back (I think). It was to see if it really was him.

    He was nice... but he was looking for a hookup (Not from ME! obviously! LOL). An actor.. what did I expect, really? icon_rolleyes.gif