Bobby Steggert Comes Out

Jordan Catalano
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/6/13 at 05:06pm
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
best12bars
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joined:6/29/05
Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/6/13 at 05:19pm
Bravo! Anytime someone feels comfortable enough to be themselves in public, as far as their orientation goes, I'm happy.

I don't care if "we all knew it" or "duh!" or "old news."

He did it. And I'm GLAAD.

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CATSNYrevival
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joined:3/1/04
Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/6/13 at 05:29pm
I guess I sort of just made the assumption he was out without researching it. Happy for him though.

That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
Updated On: 9/6/13 at 05:29 PM
dramamama611
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/6/13 at 06:25pm
Won't it be nice if we ever get to the point that NO ONE has to stake claim to their sexual orientation? You know, because it's none of your damn business anyway?

(Don't get me wrong, I understand positive need for this to be currently happening.)
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Libby1209
Understudy
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/6/13 at 06:41pm
Totally agree with dramamama on this one...I just hope he does a good job in Big Fish! (when I see it tomorrow)


Updated On: 9/6/13 at 06:41 PM
orangeskittles
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/6/13 at 11:58pm
When it comes to theatre actors, "Comes Out" headlines usually just mean "Became famous enough for a published interview."
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Kad
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/6/13 at 11:59pm
Is it really "coming out"? Anyone who knows his work or him personally knows he has been openly gay for whole career. The point of the article wasnt that he was announcing his sexuality at all. It was akin to a female artist saying "As a woman, I feel it important..."
BroomstickBoy
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 12:21am
Good for him! Boy's got a show to promote.
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PalJoey
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 12:38am
It was akin to a female artist saying "As a woman, I feel it important..."

Acknowledging is the new coming out.
yr pal,
joey




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iluvtheatertrash
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 08:23am
This would explain why he can't play straight in BIG FISH.

Kidding. Sort of.
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FindingNamo
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 10:21am
I look forward to the time when everybody is just presumed to be gay and it's news when they're not.
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broadwayguy2
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 10:33am
^ You mean every day on Broadway?
Wynbish
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 11:56am
It was akin to a female artist saying "As a woman, I feel it important..."

Isn't that how Zachary Quinto came out, too? In an interview where he included "As a gay man" in an answer?
Kad
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 12:01pm
If I recall. But HuffPo took the decidedly tabloid route in sharing Steggert's article. It's about him making an announcement about his sexuality at all.
Jordan Catalano
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 01:07pm
I wish some of these guys would announce their homosexuality like normal straight girls announce their heterosexuality nowadays - with a sex tape.

"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
Updated On: 9/7/13 at 01:07 PM
Kad
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joined:11/5/05
Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 02:57pm
At the pace some these guys date at, they don't need to.
Jordan Catalano
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 02:59pm
"date"
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
ahhrealmonsters
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 08:13pm

The Distinctive Baritone
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 08:20pm
Namo, the fact of the matter is, since only (give or take) 5% of the population is homosexual or bisexual, it is natural to assume someone is straight unless they tell you otherwise. Unless of course, they're a male musical theater actor.
g.d.e.l.g.i.
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 08:45pm
^ 10%, last I heard.
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The Distinctive Baritone
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/7/13 at 09:58pm
I've heard that number too, but that would mean one out of every ten people is gay or bi, and even as someone who knows tons of gay and bi people, that seems a bit high. I've also heard 2%, so 5% seems like a happy medium...
jpbran
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/8/13 at 12:18pm
I've always laughed at the 10% guesstimate. I'd say 5% is probably closer... (not that it really matters)
Jordan Catalano
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/8/13 at 12:21pm
I'd say its at least 40%. 50% maybe on the weekends.
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
AC126748
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joined:7/15/06
Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/8/13 at 12:48pm
Yeah, the 10% figure is about as scientifically proven as the existence of the Loch Ness monster, but so many people believe it that it's become something of a "fact". Maybe because 10% sounds like a good, solid number.

On the subject of this thread, good for Steggert. Never thought of him as "in" since his sexuality was never a secret, but as others have mentioned, public acknowledgment on a grand level is perhaps a different thing. He was very compelling as a young gay father in MOTHERS AND SONS, and I'm looking forward to seeing him in BIG FISH.
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tazber
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/8/13 at 12:51pm
I always thought it was actually much higher that 10%.

....but the world goes 'round
AC126748
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Bobby Steggert Comes Out
Posted: 9/8/13 at 12:53pm
It could be. Since these factors are based on self-reporting, there's an unreliability. 10% just seems to be the number that stuck.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body

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