Congratulations, Todd! Welcome to the gayborhood!!!! There's some wine in the fridge.
During an episode of podcast WTF With Marc Maron, comedian Todd Glass publicly announced he's gay.
Todd said he wanted to come out because he couldn't hide it anymore while so many teens and young adults were committing suicide to get away from the homophobic bullying.
He told Marc:
I cannot listen to stories about kids killing themselves any longer without thinking, 'When are you going to have a little blood on your shirt for not being honest about who you are?
I always say, if you are homophobic, you better be positive you're right. Because is it going to blow [that] all these kids are killing themselves, and that in 20 years, you get to write a book about how wrong you were. They're dead. So why don't you have a soul-searching moment now? Go into your house, shut the door, and make sure you're positive that you're making kids feel like crap for no good goddamn reason.
We're going to live to see where they're embarrassed about what they're saying. It's not going to happen in 50 years. In 10 years, they're going to have to show their grandchildren that, and look like fools. It's going to be mortifying!
Very well said!! Very well done, sir!
Like Sean Penn said in his acceptance speech at the 2009 Oscars, the grandchildren of today's homophobes will be reading about them in history books, embarrassed by their lack of willingness to understand those unlike them.
We're super proud of ya, Todd! Go celebrate!!!
[Image courtesy of Todd Glass.]
Tags: bullying, coming out of the closet, gay, homophobia, todd glass, wtf with marc maron, youth suicide