Comedian Todd Glass Comes Out of the Closet
47-year-old comedian Todd Glass came out of the closet last Monday on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. If you have not listened to the podcast, you must check it out. Marc mainly interviews comedians and often delves into serious topics like bi-polar disorder, OCD, and suicide. This episode was the first time that someone came out of the closet on his show and you could hear the pride in Marc’s voice as he helped Todd share his true identity with the world.
Thank you Todd for having the guts to share this. Here is one of the best quotes from the interview:
Time will tell you’re wrong. If you are homophobic and you’re out there you better be positive you’re right, because isn’t it gonna blow if all these kids are killing themselves and later how convenient in twenty years you get to write a book to say how wrong you were. They’re dead, so why don’t you have a soul-searching moment now?
As a child I remember the unwarranted bigotry that adults espoused against gays in the conservative religious churches that I attended. When I grew older I became more and more curious about who gay people were and what they were all about. Over the past decade I’ve had a gay professor, a gay roommate in college, and now a gay neighbor. In the end I learned that they are essentially just like everyone else. The anti-gay writings in the Bible are the ramblings of ancient people who did not have the slightest clue about the complicated nature of human sexuality. In the ancient world people who were deemed “strange” or “different” were demonized. Some people continue to uphold this malignant tradition today and it’s time that this country accepted the fact that gay people are just like you and me.
If you want to help gay kids who are going through a tough time, consider making a donation to the Trevor Project. They provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.