'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by T_R » July 13, 2014, 5:11 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:Maybe he was unsure or confused. Maybe he was worried how his friends and family would react. Maybe he couldn't face the media pressure. Who is anybody to judge whether Ian Thorpe should or shouldn't come out.
Certainly not me, nor would I be interested in doing so.
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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Raider Bell » July 13, 2014, 5:17 pm

I couldn't give a single hoot about this story.
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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Manbush » July 13, 2014, 5:33 pm

For someone who was reportedly in a bad financial situation not a bad way to earn some quick cash, $400k if reports are to believed.
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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Chicka's shoe » July 13, 2014, 6:11 pm

I don't think he was conflicted, he's been obviously gay to anyone with half an operative gaydar since he became an adult. I reckon he just didn't want to be a posterboy, just wanted to live his life. The denials were unnecessary and he could've adopted what Peter Fitzsimons today memorably called the Alan Jones Nuclear Warships policy of "neither confirm or deny". That part of the article is no longer on the Herald's website (for some reason!) but the article is still pretty good. http://www.smh.com.au/sport/swimming/ia ... zt5rm.html
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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by PigRickman » July 13, 2014, 8:42 pm

BJ wrote:Maybe if shane warne came out and said he was gay, I would be briefly interested and surprised in a Sportsmans sexuality, but it would be nice to live in a society where this wasn't big news.
Haha, yeah good call. Warney coming out would peak my interests :lol:
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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by tragic » July 13, 2014, 9:30 pm

Is the Courier mail the most pathetic news outlet in the history of print media?
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'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by -TW- » July 13, 2014, 10:50 pm

DT not far behind..

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Professor » July 14, 2014, 9:51 am

Agree - what sort of paper deems "Classroom Brides" front page worthy.

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Shadow Boxer » July 14, 2014, 1:37 pm

Thorpey is out but he doesn't seem particularly proud, I hope he has good people around him.
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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by julian87 » July 14, 2014, 1:45 pm

couldn't care less about the individual, but the more athletes that come out, the better IMO.

Just putting this into context there's about 60+ adult players contracted to each of the 16 NRL clubs when you count reserve, NYC and first grade. were probably talking 1000 plus players and afaik not one of them is openly gay. everyone rolls out the it's 2014 stuff, but in pro sport it's definitely not.

And that's without even touching on the Michael Craig situation in the NFL.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by PrimetimeRaider » July 14, 2014, 2:18 pm

You mean Michael Sam?

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Begbie » July 14, 2014, 2:20 pm

Hahah. Those guys with first names as last names, it all gets confusing.

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Manbush » July 14, 2014, 4:44 pm

On sportsbet

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Begbie » July 14, 2014, 4:52 pm

Manbush wrote:On sportsbet

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Hahahaha

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Professor » July 14, 2014, 4:57 pm

:lol: no **** way

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by julian87 » July 14, 2014, 5:30 pm

PrimetimeRaider wrote:You mean Michael Sam?
H ah I knew I had that name wrong but changing tabs on the iPad tends to delete what I've written.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by PigRickman » July 14, 2014, 8:44 pm

I'm not sure the Michael Sam situation is in need of being touched on.
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Re: 'I'm Gay' Ian Thorpe tells Parkinson

Post by Begbie » July 14, 2014, 8:59 pm

julian87 wrote:
PrimetimeRaider wrote:You mean Michael Sam?
H ah I knew I had that name wrong but changing tabs on the iPad tends to delete what I've written.
Sure you did mate.

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