Become A Member | Forum | Profiles | Personals | Classifieds | See Who's Online ...
 
View Topic
  Message Boards : Coming Out : View Topic : 33 Posts, Page 2 of 3
  HomeNewNoticesHot TopicsPollsStatsBlogs Login / Register
 
Ian Thorpe Comes Out
 
# 16 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 11:48
 
 
Someone said :
ugh, swimming. Totally unsexy sport. Nobody looks good in speedos and a swimming hat. Plus ugh too much feet exposure

depends on your taste really
Reply
 
 Recent Message Board Topics
Hello Everyone , If You Want To Cure Your Cacncer Buy Cannabis Oil .
Can We Cope With Weather?
Eurovision Song Contest 2018
The Moral Cesspit That Is Hollywood
Funny Pictures To Brighten Your Day - Funny Edition
Dead Thread 2017
Lesser Known Quotes " "
What To See At The Cinema 33 1/3
 
Hey! If you enjoy shooting the breeze with like-minded people, check out
our Message Boards
• Advice • Coming Out
• Computers • Current Affairs
• Discussion • Food & Drink
• Going Out • Humour
• Health • Music
• Newbies • Sexual Issues
# 17 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 14:11
 
 
I admire him for coming out. But even a year ago he was denying that he was gay, I wonder why? Is Australia quite a homophobic country maybe. This is a denial from one year ago

Ha7Js2hD_Pc

I know he's had problems with alcohol and drugs so I hope that this will take alot of pressure of him and help end his addiction issues.
ReplyWebsite
 
# 18 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 14:25
 
 
Unpopular as this will sound I have to confess that my first reaction to a swimmer (or anyone else for that matter) coming out was "who cares, is it really that big of a deal anymore" however I am aware of the bigger picture here also and I completely accept that he should receive respect for that.
Reply
 
# 19 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 14:53
 
 
Someone said :
Unpopular as this will sound I have to confess that my first reaction to a swimmer (or anyone else for that matter) coming out was "who cares, is it really that big of a deal anymore" however I am aware of the bigger picture here also and I completely accept that he should receive respect for that.

Yes. It is always a big deal when a celebrity comes out. Not to you perhaps. And probably not to most people on here. But it is a massive deal for every young boy and girl out there struggling with their sexuality.

People said "who cares" about Tom Daley too. But countless teens have already said how much it helped them.
Reply
 
# 20 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 17:46
 
 
Someone said :
I admire him for coming out. But even a year ago he was denying that he was gay, I wonder why? Is Australia quite a homophobic country maybe. This is a denial from one year ago

Ha7Js2hD_Pc

I think there can be quite a lot of homophobia in Australia yes
Reply
 
# 21 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 18:06
 
 
Someone said :

I think there can be quite a lot of homophobia in Australia yes

Also, people can struggle with coming out in very open socities. Everyone has a different experience.
Reply
 
# 22 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 18:34
 
 
I've never been to Australia but I have a sense that men are expected to be quite macho and certainly not gay. Maybe I'm being unfair. But I do remember that in 2013 the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's proposal to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage was rejected. The current prime minister Tony Abbott is vehemently opposed to same-sex marriage. Sounds like Ireland is light years ahead of them down under.
ReplyWebsite
 
# 23 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 18:51
 
 
In some ways we are.
Reply
 
# 24 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 19:30
 
 
Someone said :
I've never been to Australia but I have a sense that men are expected to be quite macho and certainly not gay. Maybe I'm being unfair. But I do remember that in 2013 the then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's proposal to hold a referendum on same-sex marriage was rejected. The current prime minister Tony Abbott is vehemently opposed to same-sex marriage. Sounds like Ireland is light years ahead of them down under.

If you get to Sydney, pop into Midnight Shift on Xford st.
Reply
 
# 25 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 19:34
 
 
Someone said :
In some ways we are.

Agreed. I think there is an extreme macho culture in Australia that you would find very rare here.
Reply
 
# 26 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 19:34
 
 
Someone said :

If you get to Sydney, pop into Midnight Shift on Xford st.

For the club name alone I'd nearly have to visit!
Reply
 
# 27 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 19:36
 
 
Someone said :
Agreed. I think there is an extreme macho culture in Australia that you would find very rare here.

From memory, having lived there for 2 years the Aussies are no better or worse than us in my experience.
Reply
 
# 28 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 19:39
 
 
I wouldn't say Aussies have any more macho a culture than we do. But I would say their macho posturing is a lot more blatant.
Reply
 
# 29 : Sunday 13-7-2014 @ 19:42
 
 
Someone said :
I wouldn't say Aussies have any more macho a culture than we do. But I would say their macho posturing is a lot more blatant.

huh? whats the difference? surely blatant posturing is a part of the culture?
Reply
 
# 30 : Monday 14-7-2014 @ 03:01
 
 
Someone said :

If you get to Sydney, pop into Midnight Shift on Xford st.[/QUOTE headquarters on Oxford pure heaven but back to the thorpedo coming out well done but not a shock though he's gorgeous as well
Reply
 
Prev 123Next