What a week the gay world has had! I know it's old news now, but in case you live under a rock or in a lesbian commune with no running water or electricity, Lindsay Lohan finally confirmed her relationship with Sam Ronson to the syndicated radio show Loveline earlier this week. (This photo was taken the next day.)
Here is how the conversation went:
"You guys, you and Samantha, have been going out for how long now?" DJ Ted Stryker asked. "Like, two years, one year, five months, two months?"
"For a very long time," Lohan said after laughing.------
Lohan's publicist said that she and Sam are actually not engaged to be married, contrary to rumors that they'll tie the knot in November.
This whole thing with Lindsay is really curious to me, as I think it's indicative of what is happening in the world. While there are still people coming out on the cover of People Magazine (hello Gayken, who I just learned got a whopping $500,000 for the exclusive), the way Lindsay's handled herself and her relationship is sort of trailblazing. Unlike so many celebs who go to great length to hide their sexuality, she never has. Sure she didn't want to discuss it, but she never denied it (maybe her folks did, but she didn't) and she was always super affectionate in public, despite the swarming paparazzi.
Perhaps this is not only a sign that being gay and coming out is not as formidable as it used to be and it wasn't certain career suicide, but that, in general, people are caring less and less about who's gay and who's not. They realize that sexuality is fluid and no one else's business. There's less shock value and that's a good thing for the droves who are still behind their closed doors. Come out, come out wherever you are!