Gay Marines – Being “Out” in the Military

Unedited interview with Matt about Coming out

This was posted on one of my favorite YouTube channels, russmarine2014, a few weeks ago. In it, Matt “interviews” his boyfriend (and fellow Marine,) Matt, about his experiences over coming out publicly to his family and friends, etc.

I love the videos that Russ and Matt put up on YouTube. They are refreshingly open, honest, and accepting of themselves in a way that I could never even have conceived of forty years ago, when I was in the Army. I am happy that we have finally come to the point where they can simply be themselves without fear of official repercussions.

After the break, I’ve included a few more of Russ’s videos about coming out in the military, and I definitely recommend watching all of his playlist.

  • Gay Military come out already
  • Marine Comes out to Mom
  • Q&A with my Straight Marine Friends

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Reports suggest NFL is preparing for a major ‘coming out’ announcement – LGBTQ Nation

The head of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) said that the league’s union has been working hard to prepare players for the “unavoidable announcement” that an NFL player will soon come out as gay.

NFLDomonique Foxworth, President of the NFLPA, told a Baltimore radio station this week that his organization has had “quite a few meetings with a number of organizations” to help educate and prepare players.

“It’s important that we educate our guys and be ready for this inevitability,”he told WNST Radio.

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Robbie Rogers: why coming out as gay meant I had to leave football

Robbie Rogers needs to be brave again on another freezing morning in east London. Even walking down the stairs to open the big black door to his apartment takes courage – for this is how the next stage begins. Once the door swings open he will be back on an emotionally bruising ride into the open.

It helps that, last month, Rogers told the world the truth about himself in 408 crisp words which, on his website, confirmed that, “Life is simple when your secret is gone. Gone is the pain that lurks in the stomach at work, the pain from avoiding questions, and at last the pain from hiding such a deep secret.”

Rogers, who has represented the United States in 18 international football matches, was signed by Leeds United in January 2012. His time at the club was blighted by injury but he played briefly for Leeds and this season, on loan, for Stevenage. He left Leeds “by mutual consent” three months ago.

Rogers then became only the second gay footballer in Britain to come out in public. Justin Fashanu, his solitary predecessor, hanged himself in 1998 in Shoreditch, just a short walk from where Rogers now lives.

“Secrets can cause so much internal damage,” Rogers wrote. “People love to preach about honesty, how honesty is so plain and simple. Try explaining to your loved ones after 25 years you are gay.”

Rogers, from a close-knit conservative Christian family in America, has kept the world at a safe distance since coming out. He has been besieged with large offers of money for interviews and contracts, as well as moving emails from thousands of people who have thanked him or asked how they might uncover the truth about themselves. Rogers has turned down every money-man; but he has written to some ordinary people. Today marks a big step forward for himself and, as he says, “people like me.”

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The Courage of Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers: Ex-Leeds United and USA winger reveals he is gay

United States and ex-Leeds United winger Robbie Rogers says he is “stepping away” from football after announcing he is gay.

Rogers, 25, who was released by Leeds in January after a loan spell at Stevenage, is only the third footballer to publicly declare his homosexuality.

“I always thought I could hide this secret. Football was my escape, my purpose, my identity,” said Rogers.

“Now is my time to step away. It’s time to discover myself away from football.”

The Football Association said it would fully back Rogers, regardless of whether he continues his career.

[ Read the article on BBC Sports ]

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About Me: Coming Out of the Closet

Me, 6 years ago
Me, 6 years ago

My name is Robert Davidson (also known as Dunrobin Macdhai, a handle I will explain at some point on this blog.)  I live in the state of Michigan, and my biggest claim to fame is being the creator and webmaster of, an online Filmography detailing the film careers of the Three Stooges.  I’m 57, and I have spent most of my life denying who I really am.  I made myself unhappy, frustrated and miserable, did my best to ruin my health in the process, and spent almost 30 years in self-imposed celibacy and exile.  Fortunately, I have finally come to terms with myself, and my beliefs, and I am stepping out of the closet at long last. I am Gay, and I am not going to pretend otherwise anymore.

Well, that’s the big announcement in a nut shell.  The rest of this post was written as a cathartic release, and I was pretty frank about myself in it.  If you’re gay and in the closet – especially if you’re young – feel free to read on and hopefully learn from my mistakes.  (Consider it a cautionary tale against denying who you are.)

If you’re just weirdly interested in the sordid details of a gay guy baring his soul, well read on too.

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