Ed Team

Spencer Duhm doesn't want to sound gay

Filed By Ed Team | February 15, 2009 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: spencer duhm, survivor

"I don't like come across like most of the gay guys but I am, so I'll probably be like--but then again, JP was gay and nobody knew that on the show; he was about the straightest I've ever seen. ... But I won't be Todd, I surely won't be Coby. I won't be Charlie. Holy shit. I talked to my parents and I was like, 'Mom, do I sound like that?' she was like, 'Sweetheart, no, I would never let you go out in public if you sounded like that.' Thank God."

--Gay Survivor contestant Spencer Duhm on his internalized homophobia

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This sort of homohomophobia is far too common. How can anyone hope to counter prejudice when there is even prejudice within persecuted groups. Just gotta keep working at it I guess.