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Jan 25, 2007 Quickie Link: Get out! -- by Richard Burnett
By vanrozenheim

"Coming out is a blessing, you know, it's one that straight people don't enjoy," actor Sir Ian McKellen told me some years ago. "They never have to come out! They don't know what it's all about and misunderstand it and get much more exercised about being outed than we do." Still, gay celebrities will almost always choose the closet over full disclosure because none of them want to take a hit in the pocketbook. For them, selling millions of records, books and movie tickets trumps telling the truth. But by doing so - enjoying the privileges of being straight from 9 to 5, and then expecting to be embraced by the gay community after hours - closet cases are living lies that affect us all.

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