Archive for the ‘Mika’ tag
He’s not trying to keep it a secret, he said it on Chelsea Lately and allowed Ryan to big him up for it at the GLAAD awards thing etc, but he does not actively volunteer the discussion without being prompted by the interviewer and even then, he doesn’t expand much on it nor does he invite further questioning. He does tend to keep those discussions steered towards his character rather than himself. Now this doesn’t bother me one bit and I actually quite respect him for it because I understand he would want to focus on his new career he’s been dreaming about his whole life rather than becoming a poster child for a cause. He’s still very young and very green and it’s not his responsibility to represent every member of a very diverse community, but that has not stopped some people from complaining about it and interpreting it as a lack of pride or a failure of his responsibility to the gay community.
Is it every famous gay’s responsibility to represent us loud and proud? I’d say no, but when some of them (and I’m talking the older, settled, comfortable queers here) dismiss their influence and ability to motivate the community, I’m saddened by how little they want to be seen as a representative of the community. And I always burst with admiration for those who do decide to step forward.
*I found the discussion because they linked to the post about Mika. Thanks guys!
I’ve never ever labeled myself. But having said that; I’ve never limited my life, I’ve never limited who I sleep with. So, whatever. (…) Call me whatever you want. Call me bisexual, if you need a term for me.
There are ways of being a role model without having to always having to establish yourself with a label. Let’s say if you’re a 16-year-old guy, and you’re not sure about your sexuality, you should be as free as you want.
Having a role model who makes you feel like it’s alright to do whatever you want, without the pressure of a label, I think that’s a good thing as well. I think there’s a million different ways to do it, there isn’t only one. And I hope I’m right.
I figured after the big move, it’s time for a celebrity coming out story. And not just any celebrity coming out story… one that I really wanted to happen and totally missed when it did. I saw this while searching for something else last week. It happened in September 2009.
And I know he’s done stuff since, but I just love his video for Grace Kelly: