This is my 3rd post about this story, but I hope it's not my last. I'd like to see a real life happy ending. I don't know the exact dates, but a professional footballer in the UK has been tweeting about coming out as gay, but he's been having a rough time actually coming out. I'm not going to speculate on this one for the most obvious reason: coming out is never easy for any gay man.
A Twitter account allegedly maintained by an anonymous sports star about to come out as gay has been conspicuously deleted, just one day before the user would have revealed his identity.
Here's more. He gave an explanation before he deleted his account. It sounds real to me. Even though I hope he finds the strength to come out, I support his decision not to come out until he's ready.
As you would imagine, the comments are mixed. And maybe it is a hoax, but I'm not going to take a chance and decide that without more information. This guy could be in a serious crisis right now.
Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show
I see people laughing and joking about high end fashion shows all the time on social media and frankly those people get on my nerves. People should understand that whenever a fashion designer...or artist...creates something completely outrageous it's not meant to be taken seriously in the sense of every day fashion. These outrageous creations are artistic interpretations of style and design. The designers don't expect John Doe Average to actually wear these creations out in public. They are meant for shows, to entertain and show a sense of style. They are works of art. And that's really not a difficult concept to grasp.
With that said, here's an interesting piece about the legendary designer, Jean Paul Gaultier.
His gender-fluid approach to design – putting men in skirts in the 1980s and shunning demure, dress design for more confrontational women’s couture – quickly earned him the moniker of the of French fashion. He gleefully embraced the title.
Here's a link to read more. I love his work.