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got this from imdb..huh? [Jul. 15th, 2008|09:46 am]


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now i can understand wanting to be a positive gay role model, but this is a bit odd lentgh to go to prove gayness, why cant people just accept the born that way fact? why is he undergoing this scrutiny? it's a little insulting i think.

Barrowman Has Gay Test

15 July 2008 5:08 AM, PDT

Openly gay actor John Barrowman has undergone a series of tests to determine the cause of his homosexuality, as part of a new documentary.

The Dr Who star is fronting new series The Making Of Me, in which he undergoes experiments to determine if he was born gay or whether his sexuality was affected by his environment.

And he is now urging the parents of gay teens to watch the programme to better understand their children.

He says, "When I first started in my career, I thought I'm here to entertain people, nothing more.

"But as I've got older, my career has gone in a different direction... Now I get a lot of letters from young people who are either in the position of being shunned by their families or are fearful of coming out.

"I thought I could help those people and help everyone understand. It's a question: Is it nature or is it nurture?

"If you're a parent with a gay child, watch it."

The Making Of Me airs on the U.K.'s BBC One on 24 July.


[User Picture]From: sprockey
2008-07-15 04:24 pm (UTC)
Apparently, while he was doing a signing at a convention, "This father brought his son over and he said, 'Do you want Captain Jack's autograph?' and the kid said, 'Yeah, Dad, I don't care if he likes boys, he's still my hero.'"

We've come along way. I knew Jack was a positive gay role model - (gays finally being represented outside of comic relief roles). Still, reading those words really sent a gong off in my brain. I don't care if he likes boys, he's still my hero. Wow.

Apparently, upon hearing this, the actor thought, "That's why I'm doing this."
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[User Picture]From: mentoswhore
2008-07-15 07:44 pm (UTC)
ah i see. it really shouldnt matter if we like boys or girls. btw LOVE that icon:)
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