“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.” – Yoda
Don Lemon of CNN’s on his new book Transparent and on coming out as gay as well as a survivor of childhood abuse:
Mr. Lemon said he knew that coming out this way would stir up a degree of comment about other television news personalities, and whether any would acknowledge being gay.
“I think it would be great if everybody could be out,” he said. “But it’s such a personal choice. People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that. I do have to say that the more people who come out, the better it is for everyone, certainly for the Tyler Clementis of the world.” NYT
Ben Cohen a world-class English rugby star, and Hudson Taylor is a three-time college all-American wrestler. These two high-profile heterosexual athletes have dedicated a great deal of their lives to the issues of bullying and homophobia in sports. They have come out as allies and attempt to use their notoriety to transform sports anti-gay culture.
… In a world where no active American athletes in a major male team sport has declared his homosexuality, it remains rare for athletes to chime in on the issue of gay rights. Recent exceptions, beyond Avery, include Grant Hill and Jared Dudley of the Phoenix Suns, who recorded a public-service announcement decrying gay slurs in sports.
Cohen and Taylor are going much further. NYT
There are more and more examples of this type of illumination lately… in the greater world and in my personal life.
I haven’t the energy tonight to write a post about this sort of generous living as Out that embraces life and humanity.
So I’ll just say my thanks and go to bed.
We are each others angles.
We meet when it is time.
We give each other gifts
And we show each other signs.