Yesterday I found out that Ellen Page is gay.....about a bazillion times over. I like to go through the various Gawker sites and it seems that every single one of them is running this story.
Seriously?! This is that big of a news story you need to run it on
While I get, probably don't completely understand, but generally "get" the need for someone to come out (In my head I'm thinking of "coming out" in a much broader sense than the term generally applies), it irks me that this is evidently a big deal to far too many people. The fact that someone, or in this case many someones, had to alert me to the fact that Ellen is a lesbian tells me that far too many someones give far too many damns about other people's sex lives.
Even if I was still a single man, the "news" that Ellen Page is a lesbian matters to me how? It's not likely that anyone within a couple degrees of separation of me was potentially even in her possible dating pool. Basically her sexual preference has absolutely no impact on my life whatsoever.....and I have tho think that applies to pretty much 99.99999999999999999999999% of the people reached out to by all this media.
I'm not offended, amused, or really anything other than indifferent in the least about Ellen choosing to be forthright about her sexuality. Now that I give it moment of thought, good for her. Obviously she is addressing some personal issues being in the closet for so long has created.
Too bad we have so many people pointing into said closet and shouting, "Look what we have here!"
Maybe if we didn't have this shouting, and the rest of us craning our necks to look (I'm assuming folks actually read these media articles beyond the headlines), then this wouldn't be an issue and people could just be themselves to begin with.
But....what do I know, I'm about as majority as they come. I know there is a world of things I'll never truly understand, no matter how I try. I'm sure if I'm totally in the wrong on all this my lesbian friends will straighten me out.
All I can say is I hope this announcement give Ellen what she hoped it would and apologize that I'm not reading these articles because I don't see the point to go beyond the headlines.