Wentworth Miller, star of old hit show “Prison Break”, gave the most touching speech for the Human Rights Campaign about his painful coming out. He talks about what it was like being a gay child, the FIRST time he tried to kill himself at age 15, and being a gay man in the entertainment industry.
Now at age 41, he stands amongst his fellow LGBT community as a role model, a leader, and a man who wants to make a difference. To give those without courage a sense of belonging and knowing that you are not alone.
“Let me be to someone else, what no one was to me.”
“Don’t lose who you are, in the blur of the stars.” You said it yourself, Jessie.
“Just be true to who you are.” More lyrics from one of my favorite Jessie J songs:
So why, oh why, oh why, has Jessie J still not properly come out of the closet? Yes, she has given it the old “I don’t like labels, if I fall in love with a boy I fall in love with a boy, if I fall in love with a girl, I fall in love with a girl,” card, but Jessie J is not bisexual. Jessie J is a lesbian.
Last night I was watching the on screen chemistry between Jessie and Angie Miller on American Idol. See for yourself, there was a definite spark:
I watched it and it got me thinking. Does it matter that Jessie J has not publically labelled her sexuality? Should I be annoyed that she avoids the lesbian question with her hazy, ‘I’m trying to please everybody’ answers? My answer = Yes I should.
Jessie J is, and always has been an openly ‘out’ lesbian woman. She just hasn’t told the media yet. She was advised by her record label to play the bisexuality card so as not to alienate any potential fans. No wonder her girlfriend at the time, Kira Curtis-Howard, got annoyed and ran into the arms of Miss Rita Ora. Shock, horror, not another British singer hiding her sexuality? I’m afraid to say she is! So why won’t these women stand up and be proud of who they are?
Maybe you say it’s none of our business, and maybe it isn’t. But when Jessie is so open off camera, why can’t she be the same on camera? It makes us lesbians feel like she’s ashamed.
But Jessie, we need you! We need a lesbian role model who is out and proud. Please, just listen to your own lyrics and be true to who you are.