Oliver Callan, an Irish radio-turned TV satirist best known for the radio show Nob Nation, appeared on Ireland’s The Staruday Night Show to respond to a newspaper columnist who accused sketches he did of David Norris and GAA star Paul Galvin as being homophobic, but Callan the whole interview on its head by coming out.
Callan received a huge round of applause from the audience.
Said Callan: “This column was intended to reveal to the world that I’m a hate-filled homophobe out to get the gays. Let’s get one thing straight, I’m not homophobic, I’m gay.”
“I’ve been called a fag, a daisy, a fairy, a pansy, a queer, all of that down through the years. I’m from a very small part of Co Monaghan and coming out probably made me literally the only gay in the village. Obviously everybody says you’re born that way, but in all honesty when I was 11 or 12 I just knew I was different. I felt like a Protestant on the Falls and I knew I was different to my older brother who started driving the tractor when he was eight. I’m not singing I’m gay and proud. I’m saying I’m gay and I don’t give a s**t and neither should anyone else.”
A former Belgian professional footballer has become a gay porn actor.
Jonathan de Falco, formerly of Racing Mechelen and Oud-Heverlee Leuven, says he always felt attracted to men but his sexuality was never public.
He now uses the name Stany Falcone for his new job and has appeared in several productions.
De Falco, who says he used to have a girlfriend, has been dating a man for several months. He left professional football after an injury.
But he told the Antwerp Gazette: “The football world is not ready for gay players. There is too much prejudice and generally low tolerance.
“Since I was 20 I have been in gay circles, but when I played soccer, nobody noticed anything. If my orientation would have been known, there would have undoubtedly problems.”
From Pink Paper……….
One of Europe’s rising professional football stars has publicly announced that he is gay, today.
20-year-old Anton Hysén, who plays for Swedish 4th tier side Utsiktens BK, came out in an interview with Offside magazine.
He told the publication: “I am a footballer. And gay. If I perform as a footballer, then I do not think it matters if I like girls or boys.”
Hysen, the son of former Liverpool’s Glenn Hysen, is the first elite Swedish player to come out.
Despite recognising that coming out may affect his career, he declared that it was “fucked up” that no other Swedish player had yet come out.
“That is their problem and not mine,” he told the magazine. “People may call me anything they want, it will just make me even more psyched. ”