19-Year-Old Olympic Luge Athlete John Fennell Comes Out As Gay

  • metta

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    May 29, 2014 7:21 AM GMT
    19-Year-Old Olympic Luge Athlete John Fennell Comes Out As Gay


    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/19-year-old-olympic-luge-athlete-john-fennell-comes-out-gay
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 29, 2014 12:31 PM GMT
    Well glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.
  • BillandChuck

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    May 29, 2014 1:14 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.

    +1 (x2) as we've said many times before.
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    May 29, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    I'm surprised the gay part even made the news, cause it's actually more unusual to come out as a Luge Athlete than as gay. icon_lol.gif
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    May 29, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.


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  • BillandChuck

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    May 29, 2014 3:41 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm surprised the gay part even made the news, cause it's actually more unusual to come out as a Luge Athlete than as gay. icon_lol.gif

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    May 29, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    I like this quote from him:

    “You know that feeling when you’re falling asleep and you have that feeling that you’re falling, and you hit the ground, and you’re suddenly awake?” Fennell asks. “Well, that’s what it was like for me. I was totally, fully conscious all at once. A whole new aspect of myself opened up and it’s very liberating.”
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    May 29, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    Can't wait until we no longer use the term "coming out" and just say that X "said they are gay" (or something to that effect). We need to get out of the mentality that we need to hide who we are, no matter what age we are in discovering who we are. "Coming out" is an indication of the shame associated with being gay, and therefore, our need to hide.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    May 29, 2014 7:36 PM GMT
    BillandChuck said
    paulflexes saidI'm surprised the gay part even made the news, cause it's actually more unusual to come out as a Luge Athlete than as gay. icon_lol.gif

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    May 30, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    This is why it's so very important not to act as an enabler to closet cases. Closet cases empower those who are ignorant, hate, etc. They do themselves a huge disservice, and self inflict untold misery upon themselves, and are a huge disservice to gay people, by not having integrity.

    In 2014, in the U.S., there is no excuse for not having integrity.

    Being out takes away the empowerment of crazy, ignorant, folks, and shows The World gay folks are just like them in most ways. Being out advances understanding.
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    May 30, 2014 4:49 AM GMT
    Finally get to use this video

  • secondstartot...

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    May 30, 2014 6:48 AM GMT
    cutie !!!

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    wait .....is he an RJ member ??????
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    May 31, 2014 12:03 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.


    It is already! For many who just get on with their lives and live it, and look at the change we help to bring about.....icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 01, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.


    I second that!
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    Jun 02, 2014 6:22 AM GMT
    secondstartotheright saidcutie !!!

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    wait .....is he an RJ member ??????
    Not that I know of. He goes to my school, but I haven't seen him on grindr yet haha.
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    Jun 03, 2014 8:28 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.


    He's a luge athlete for crying out loud. Where's the buzz? Oh, that's right a gay magazine. I doubt this caused a ripple in the "straight news."
  • mybud

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    Jun 03, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWell glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.
    I agree but the guy is coming out for his reasons, not for society's reactions...I wish him well.
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    Jun 03, 2014 11:39 PM GMT
    mybud said
    HndsmKansan saidWell glad he did, but looking forward to the day that "coming out" doesn't generate the buzz it still does, but is an everyday occurrence.
    I agree but the guy is coming out for his reasons, not for society's reactions...I wish him well.


    But is it really news worthy? Dog bites man is not news. Some men like to have sex with men. In 21st century Western society this is not news. If he was a prominent public figure, his coming out might be news worthy. Who gives a flying fuck if a luge guy sucks cock?

    I look for the day when a public announcement isn't necessary and people figure it out own their own as in for instance never seeing you date a woman or marry a woman because you aren't pressured by friends, family, society, and religion to conform. I look for the day when people can date, fuck, suck or scissor anyone they damn well please without society giving it a second thought.