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Manilow comes out at the tender age of 73, has he been sleeping through the ages of equality??

Discussion in 'Personal' started by delmamerchant, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Oh Mandy! or did he mean..Oh Michael, Mark or Monty? Seriously!
    Was :Lola a showgirl or showman?
    Do we really care in this century? My question is why has it taken him so long? (I do acknowledge that it is possibly, for him, a hugh milestone and decision to make.)
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Thought he married in 2014? Or is this a recent development?
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  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Does it matter? Surely people either like his music or they don't.
    whitestag likes this.
  4. whitestag

    whitestag Senior commenter

    He's in his 70s, I imagine it would just be his generation's natural instinct to keep it under wraps. Possibly concerned about the effect on his career and disappointing his fans. To be fair, it's nobody's business but his own and no right-minded person should be remotely bothered.
    Didactylos4 and needabreak like this.
  5. girlwithnoname

    girlwithnoname Occasional commenter

    People suspected he was gay when he married his husband two years ago.
  6. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Ah, maybe so....but what we really musn't forget about Barry Manilow is that he has been in a loving relationship for 39 years, which is longer than the combined total of all of Donald Trump's marriages.

    In fact Trump has always been jealous of this, which is the real reason he tried to enter the White House with a simple man date to 'Make America Great Again"
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017
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  7. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Trump had a man date? Does his wife know? Filthy beast!
    sabrinakat likes this.
  8. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Does anyone really care? I just find it amazing that a person's sexuality is so important that it's news, it's not that important.
  9. install

    install Star commenter

    Its important to him so I guess he wants to set the record straight for his fans.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  10. wordsworth

    wordsworth Senior commenter

    I see what you did there, install, 'straight' teehee :D:D
  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Did he think we didn't already know?
  12. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Well! You'll be telling me next that Liberace was gay. Or that sweet Julian Clary fellow. Wow.
    Dragonlady30, BelleDuJour and nomad like this.
  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    In this day and age - who cares.
  14. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Apparently he didn't reveal this before because he didn't want to upset his fans and was surprised to find that they were all 'really sweet' about it. Because they already knew, Barry!

    Did anyone hear this story with Eddie Mair on p.m. yesterday? The story was immediately followed by a story on the Pope's faith and another on a study of bears in the woods.
  15. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    a) I don't care and
    b) This has been in the news for years.
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    He's got a tour in May. What if his fans stand outside the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, with homophobic placards??? It'll be a disaster. Headline news throughout the world. It could cost him at least a few hundred bucks in ticket sales!

    Can nobody appreciate his anguish?
  17. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    It's very sad that people felt or still feel that they have to hide who they are for work reasons.
    You seem to make a joke out of it @grumpydogwoman but did you not post once on here that your wife was not out at work?
  18. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    It is actually news to me!
    Entirely up to him when, how and if he chooses to make a public statement.
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    That is correct. @catmother
    And I find it very awkward and wish she was OUT at work. I don't agree with it and think it's unnecessary in 2017. She may be my wife but I am not of one mind with her on this issue.

    Hence my amazement that Barry Manilow should take so long.

    I was out at work from the very beginning.
  20. FollyFairy

    FollyFairy Occasional commenter

    I think someone's sexuality is their business... I don't declare my sexuality, as it is nobody's else business but mine. I do think it is a shame that some feel they need ' hide' their sexuality or even come 'out' - we are who we are and it shouldn't be matter who we chose to have a relationship with as long as it is within the law.

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