The Cowardly Case Of Actor Luke Evans Sliding Back In the Closet

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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5 Responses

  1. Nelson G says:

    A coward, or just someone trying to stay employable? Because let’s face, Will, in this business you and I are in, there are people both right and left either calling for the LGBT community to subscribe to the heterosexual paradigm, or forcing people to walk that fine line between conformity and invisibility.

  2. Ale says:

    I am a big advocate of gay rights (despite being straight. Yes even straight people care about equality). I am frankly quite puzzled at the implications this piece is making. Do you personally know Luke Evans? No, you don’t. So you do NOT know for sure whether he is gay, for starters. The quotes about him being gay are from LESS than reputable news outlets, while the most recent ones are at the very least from, if not reputable, at least decent and well-known outlets. So for all people know here, he’s straight. Regardless, even if he’s gay, it is HIS CHOICE whether to say things publicly or not and it does NOT make him a coward IF (and that’s still an if) he’s gay and he decides to not say so publicly. I don’t go around parading my personal life, and a celebrity should even less be doing so. And by the way, Matt Bomer has never even made vague remarks about being straight. He’s never made a statement one way or the other because he is PRIVATE. It is his own damn right to keep his sexual life and orientation private, and it does not make him a coward at all. I can’t stand bullying of any kind – both against any kind of minority or gays OR the gay community bullying for people to make public statements about being gay. It is a PERSONAL choice, and the gay community more than any other should respect that. So the only one being disrespectful here is the author of the article, certainly not Luke Evans or Matt Bomer.

    • Will Kohler says:

      Well it certainly is your CHOICE to feel that way as it is mine to think that 2 openly gay men who were proud enough of who they were before they got discovered should be so scared and cowardly enough to slink back in the closet to hide it and not stand up to the REAL bullys who won’t accept them for who they are in the fear that it might hurt their careers.

      Not only in doing that are they being disrepectful to thier community but also being disrespectful to themselves and portraying a horrible role model to others. That is my opinion and that is also my CHOICE.

      WK

  3. Brian Bozic says:

    Tha Advocate and the Gay Times are far more reputable than the Daily Mail, which is just as likely to carry the headline “My house was burned down by Gypsy immigrant pedophiles – twice”.
    They have something called journalism and editorial integrity, which most Daily Mail writers would struggle to find in a dictionary.
    And Cosmo? When the person he’s supposedly dating is in Fashion PR. Come on! Where’s your healthy sense if scepticism?
    Regardless of whether you see Luke as a coward or commercially pragmatic, the underlying sentiment is that it is a great big shame. A shame that he feels compelled to deny things he was once proud and happy to share; a shame that people that work in an industry where gay people have reached every rung on the ladder give each other such disappointing advice; a shame that people in the spotlight do not feel able to provide a shining beacon for young people struggling to work out who they are and where they fit in society. A great big shame.

  4. Perta says:

    How many straight people stopped being straight then go gay. Is it not koto fall for someone of the opposite sex and love happily ever after?!?! I really don’t care if my friends are straight, curved, gay or sad even though my religion condemns gay the same way it doesn’t murder. I just get sick and tired of the LG and all the other groups condemning people who does not share their beliefs or changes their mind. God have us free will to choose Him or another. Who the hell are you guys to force your beliefs down people’s throat. The same way you want to to be heard and accepted those with a different view want the same. It doesn’t mean either is wrong or right. Leave the frigging man alone. So what he got some nookie and liked it. It’s just sex. And it should just be love. Smfh

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