'M*A*S*H' Star David Ogden Stiers Reveals He's Gay

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    May 07, 2009 4:57 PM GMT
    The subject speaks for itself. Here's the full story:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Movies/story?id=7518323&page=1
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    May 10, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    Good for Sir Charles Winchester...better late than never.icon_biggrin.gif
  • Sparkycat

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    May 10, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    OMG !! What a surprise! I never would have guessed.
  • nv7_

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    May 10, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    I would have so guessed. icon_biggrin.gif
  • cityguy39

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    May 10, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    Big surprise there, NOT!!!!
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    May 10, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    every voice adds to the chorus; our rise is inevitable, much to the dismay of our homophobic bretheren.
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    May 10, 2009 5:04 AM GMT
    Disney does do that to people...
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    May 10, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    Good story, thanks. Always easy to claim knowledge in retrospect, but my gaydar had him pegged from the beginning. Not as flamingly obvious as David Hyde Pierce from "Frasier" who also delayed announcing what everyone already knew, but good when these things become official.

    BTW, I liked the quote from Sir Ian McKellen: "By the time I came out, I was in my late 40s, and I was fed up with worrying about what other people thought, and confident enough in my career to suspect that it wasn't going to make any difference at all. I was absolutely wrong," he told WENN in 2005. "I became a better actor, and my film career took off in a way that I couldn't have expected. You can't lie about something so central to yourself without harming yourself." [emphasis added]

    That exactly describes my own late blooming, though not in acting. I'd been limiting my own potential when I was in denial. The gay me is the better & more successful me, and certainly the happier. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 10, 2009 12:38 PM GMT
    Another fine example of a "normal" human being that happens to be gay...
  • Tiran

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    May 17, 2009 7:16 PM GMT
    "I could claim noble reasons as coming out in order to move gay rights forward, but I must admit it is for far more selfish reasons. Now is the time I wish to find someone, and I do not desire to force any potential partner to live a life of extreme discretion with me."

    Actually I think that that consideration for a partner is pretty noble.
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    May 17, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    So, wait a minute...we get all the snooty ones?

    OK, I'll take him, but he better not go all Felix Unger on me when I reveal my classless upbringing.
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    May 17, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    Cogitor saidevery voice adds to the chorus; our rise is inevitable, much to the dismay of our homophobic bretheren.


    HEAR, HEAR!!!
    BLOODY EXCELLENT ADDITION/RESPONSE TO THIS THREAD!!! And so true. Thank you.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    May 17, 2009 9:48 PM GMT
    Another bald pate for gaydom ... icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Webster666

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    May 18, 2009 12:22 AM GMT
    As queenie as he was, I'm not the least bit surprised.
    The guy who played Major Frank Burns was(is?) gay, too.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 18, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    So what, who cares?