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Dear Mark Ruffalo…THIS ROCKS!

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Such a simple message, but just so powerful.

It gets us a little choked up!

We've always really liked Mark Ruffalo because he genuinely seems like such a nice, decent guy, but we officially think that he's absolutely incredible after he recently opened up about his first encounter with a homosexual person back when he was still in high school, and how it really shaped his perspective on the matter!

He explains:

"During my senior year of high school, a really close friend of mine came out to me. He was so depressed, he was suicidal for weeks. I kept asking, 'What’s wrong with you?' He’d cry, but he wouldn’t tell me. I didn’t know what a problem so big could be, so I thought he killed somebody. Finally, I got him to tell me, and that was the first time I knew a gay person. I’d heard about gay people, but I had no idea what that was. At the time I was in Virginia Beach, where homosexuals were like an urban myth. All of a sudden, there it was in front of me, and it was a person that I really admired. He asked, 'Are you not going to be my friend anymore?' I said, 'Of course not.' You come to a moral question at that moment: Is this person I’ve known all this time now a dreaded, horrible human being that’s to be shunned, or is this person just like everybody else, except for a different sexual orientation? Luckily, I’d had whatever it takes to make someone see a person for who they really are — and to stand up and accept that even when other people around you don’t."

Wow. Truly such inspirational words.

He really can't have any idea how important that support must have been for that poor kid at the time!

And to think that the shame that society forces closeted men to feel is so overwhelming and intense that he would assume that his friend would have to have killed someone to be acting the way that he was! Over something as insignificant as a sexual preference.

How deeply sad.

Thank goodness for people like you, Mark! And thanks for supporting us in the fight to STAMP OUT HOMOPHOBIA!

It will happen!

[Image via WENN.]

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14 comments to “Dear Mark Ruffalo…THIS ROCKS!”

  1. 1

    Really? …and how do we know he didn't make this up to get sympathy? Come on everyone!!! just on the band wagon, it's fun.

  2. 2

    You should amend your post to say 'closeted people' because it's not just men who feel like that.

  3. rcs says – reply to this


    Re: skipmodee – but it's only the men he cares about…

  4. Tasos says – reply to this


    "… And to think that the shame that society forces closeted men to feel is so overwhelming and intense that he would assume that his friend would have to have killed someone to be acting the way that he was!…"

    Yeah, "to think"!… for example about how a guy who is an actor would feel, as he struggled with his identity, to be publicly referred to in the feminine form of his name to create speculation about him, and to be threatened by an entertainment bloger to either come out of the closet, or be 'outted' by a third party. It could ruin his career and livelihood, and at a time when he would need them the most, divulgence by the third party could upset and possibly estrange him from friends and family, upset about being mislead. It could cause a more troubled person to snap and strike out. Imagine the utter cruelty… cruelty by a hypocrite who pontificates against cruelty and bullying as he does both.

  5. 5

    Gay people really are a bunch of sad pathetic bitches. LOL, People act as if "coming out of the closet" is equivalent to getting shipped off to Iraq, Or running into a burning building to save someone. No, You're not doing anything special. You are just attention whoring it up and letting everyone know (that doesn't care) that you like dick. No one cares if you like the same sex. So why they feel the need to inform everyone that is beyond me. Unless you live in areas where coming out could literally cost you your life then please do not act like you ran across a battlefield dodging bullets and bombs to save a puppies life..ROFLMLAOROFL

  6. 6

    I don't know if I would call something like sexual orientation "insignificant", Perez. Out of all people, I would think you would understand how much sexual orientation can impact someones life. I am not personally homosexual or even bisexual, but given the debates surrounding the topic in this country, I can think of several other things to call insignificant but sexual orientation, preference, whatever you wan to call it would not be one of them. Just saying….

  7. 7

    I always liked Mark but I have a whole new respect for him now

  8. Wrenn says – reply to this


    This blog should be called "The Daily Queer".

  9. 9

    Re: NookiesWA – You would never know how it feels to come out to people if you are not gay. It was very hard to come out - I did it at a 17 and I thought everyone would hate me for it. I had talked to people online that were thrown out of their house and their families disowned the. I am glad I did though because I finally was honest with myself and my family and friends. My family and friends embraced me for it and were all glad I finally felt strong enough to open up about what I really am.

  10. 10

    **yawn** oh…sorry…..were you talking……i totally thought this was a gossip site….i will come back later……

  11. 11

    He asked, 'Are you not going to be my friend anymore?' I said, 'Of course not.'
    ……does this copy need editing???? This reads that Mark was NOT a friend after finding out his friend is gay!!

  12. 12

    It's about time you give your "Blood Libel" speech. Where did we learn to refer to certain individuals as "Zacquiza"(sic), "Maniston"(sic), refer to male actors as "Gurlfriend"? You are preaching to the choir, "Queen of all media".
    Sarah Palin will forever be known as a quitter although she tells everyone how hard she works. You, Perez, have contributed/created lasting derogatory names into your fan base. I find your message annoying, to say the least.

  13. 13

    Re: NookiesWA – Damn, your rant is frightening….do you plan to have kids or have them….? Hope someday you are a bit more open to the human condition so that you do not perpetuate your way of thinking….You bring up Iraq…wha wha what? Easy now…just be tolerant and open….we all have struggles and we are all different….you may not understand, but please be accepting. Thank you…..and yes, "gay men" tend to get the most attention….Hello over here, there are gay women too that have a voice…..

  14. 14

    I always knew I liked him!! :)