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'It got scary': Gloria Estefan's daughter on coming out as a lesbian

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Toasted HereticOct. 25  11:31 am JST

Same for Judas Priest who I also grew up listening to, and Rob Halford is a BADASS.

Need to listen to more JP, do like "Breaking the Law". He was interviewed on 6Music a couple of weeks back. Interesting guy,

If you like that song check out its video on YouTube. JP goes out and robs a bank! Its pretty humorous seeing them in a crime spree!

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Toasted HereticOct. 25  11:31 am JST

Same for Judas Priest who I also grew up listening to, and Rob Halford is a BADASS.

Need to listen to more JP, do like "Breaking the Law". He was interviewed on 6Music a couple of weeks back. Interesting guy,

I read an interview he had with Rolling Stone magazine online and he is an interesting intelligent fellow. JP did a Motown cover with producers S-A-W in the 80s that has yet to be released. Then again, on JP's 1979 live album ('Live in Japan' (?), something like that) they cover Joni Mitchell's 'diamonda anf Rust'. And in 1988 they covered 'Johnny Be Goode' for the HORRIBLE movie by the sameb title. Still, good cover.

And who says Judas Priest doesn't have a sense of humor?

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Same for Judas Priest who I also grew up listening to, and Rob Halford is a BADASS.

Need to listen to more JP, do like "Breaking the Law". He was interviewed on 6Music a couple of weeks back. Interesting guy,

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I'm straight but I grew up with Culture Club, the B-52s, Judas Priest and such.

Good for you, but why the clarification over sexuality? Have noticed that a lot (over the years), when someone talks about gay people or shows support, they also feel the need to say that they're heterosexual.

Relax, folks. Nobody's going to think you're gay if you speak up or happen like to stuff that may have been created by someone who's gay. It's not catching, you know :-)

Who said it was 'catching'? I took a GF to see the B-52s and we had a great time. I did have a 'crush' as a young dude on Kate Pierson (the redhead chick) and when gay marriages got legalized in America she married HER GF the next day.

Whaddaya know? Would've never guessed it. Same for Judas Priest who I also grew up listening to, and Rob Halford is a BADASS.

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Good luck to her. Sadly, there are people out there who obsess and take great pleasure from telling LGBT how to behave and what they can and can't do.

There are a lot of good gay musicians out there.

And doctors, nurses, builders, garbage collectors, laywers, IT staff, shop owners, barbers, drivers, inspectors, clerks, mail people etc, etc.

I'm straight but I grew up with Culture Club, the B-52s, Judas Priest and such.

Good for you, but why the clarification over sexuality? Have noticed that a lot (over the years), when someone talks about gay people or shows support, they also feel the need to say that they're heterosexual.

Relax, folks. Nobody's going to think you're gay if you speak up or happen like to stuff that may have been created by someone who's gay. It's not catching, you know :-)

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Great mothering skills there..

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It's psycho mumbo-jumbo and it's destructive.

Telling Emily Estefan and other moderately confused gender people that there is no hope and that all therapy is mumbo-jumbo is destructive.

Due to anti-science bans, those seeking aid based on a patient’s right of self-determination are told that psychoanalysis, behavior therapies, cognitive therapies, group therapies, interventions, pharmacology, and other such methods are unacceptable, unprofessional and unscientific and that they have no right to informed consent.

This is a disservice to the needy.

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Rolf AndersonToday  06:49 pm JST

Regrettably, in place of therapy, too many moderately gender confused persons, such as Emily Estefan, engage in thoughts of suicide, alcohol or drug abuse, solely sexual acts, codependent relationships, pornography, pathological gambling, etc., in order to numb or be released from their symptoms rather than having the cause(s) examined and treated.

We can hope that Ms. Estefan will seek the help she needs so she can live a fully flourishing life without thoughts of suicide.

Part of the problem in America is that there's some people who believe in that 'gay conversion therapy' crap, which is often done in the name of religion. It's become illegal to impose that on gays in Canada now. It's psycho mumbo-jumbo and it's destructive.

These zealots use the Old Testament as an excuse for their hatred and that's taking the LORD's name in vain. And what did Jesus Christ say about gays? Zilch. not to promote any religion here but for America it's an EXCUSE to hate others. It's a tragic disgusting scene that draws people away from God and into despair, alienation, destructive lives, and even suicide.

And yes I hope Emily can get the right REAL help and love and acceptance that everyone needs. People like her shouldn't be put in the shredder. That's UNCHRISTIAN and it's UNGODLY.

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Regrettably, in place of therapy, too many moderately gender confused persons, such as Emily Estefan, engage in thoughts of suicide, alcohol or drug abuse, solely sexual acts, codependent relationships, pornography, pathological gambling, etc., in order to numb or be released from their symptoms rather than having the cause(s) examined and treated.

We can hope that Ms. Estefan will seek the help she needs so she can live a fully flourishing life without thoughts of suicide.

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I didn't know who Emily Estefan was until I read this article. I also didn't know she was a lesbian, before this article. I am still wondering about the relevance of Emily Estefan after reading this article. Even the title of the story struggles with the relevance of Emily Estefan. Does anybody have some albums they would recommend?

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There are several musicians who have famous musical parents. Last year I saw (Jeff Lynne's) ELO and the opener was Dhani Harrison, son of the Beatle George. He put out his first CD and it's pretty modern in styling. He's being his own artist which is the best route for him, and Emily.

During ELO's set Dhani dueted with Jeff for a Travelling Wilburys number in place of his FAB dad. Other than that he's better off not being in George's shadow.

And Emily just needs to be her own self. As for the 'lesbian factor', if some people can't handle that then they're not her fans anyway. She don't need 'fake fans' like that. There are a lot of good gay musicians out there. I'm straight but I grew up with Culture Club, the B-52s, Judas Priest and such. And I met the actor George Takei before he came out. He's talented and a nice guy.

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