Kristen Stewart talks about the struggles of her sexuality, Conservative MP Jamie Wallis comes out as trans, and Jack Dunne signs with a top division rugby team in Ireland.

Kristen Stewart Discusses Her Sexuality

In an interview with The Mirror, Kristen Stewart explained her struggle with opening up about her private life.

“I don’t really want a private life. I don’t want the details of my life to be disgustingly consumed and commodified. But at the same time I don’t want to hide anything,” said Stewart.

Stewart identifies as queer and is engaged to screenwriter Dylan Meyer. She previously mentioned that she has faced challenges as a queer woman in Hollywood and has been advised to hide her sexuality in order to get high-profile roles.

“I have fully been told, ‘If you just do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie,'” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I don’t want to work with people like that … Literally, life is a huge popularity contest.”

 

 

 

Welsh MP Jamie Wallis Comes Out as Trans

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 Welsh MP Jamie Wallis. Photo via Twitter.

Conservative MP for Bridgend and Porthcawl came out as trans in a statement shared on social media.

“I’m trans. Or to be more accurate, I want to be,” Jamie Wallis wrote. “I’ve been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and I’ve felt this way since I was a very young child. I had no intention of ever sharing this with you. I always imagined I would leave politics well before I ever said this out loud.”

Wallis planned on hiding this part of himself, but after someone found out and threatened to release the information unless Wallis paid them money, he realized he couldn’t keep the secret forever.

In his statement, Wallis thanked the party whips for his support, adding that his ordeal has served as a reminder of how important it is to be yourself.

“I have never lived my truth and I’m not sure how. Perhaps it starts with telling everyone,” he wrote.

Jack Dunne Signs with Exeter Chiefs

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 Jack Dunne. Photo via Twitter.

Pro rugby player Jack Dunne signed with the Exeter Chiefs, a top division rugby team in Ireland. Last year, Dunne publicly came out as bisexual in an interview with the British press with the hopes of being a role model for LGBT kids.

“It’s definitely on my mind that people could be like, ‘he is the bisexual rugby player,’ instead of ‘is a bisexual who plays rugby,’” Dunne said last June. “But at the same time, maybe there are some kids across the country who could do with a role model.”

Exeter Executive Rob Baxter is excited to have a strong athlete like Dunne on the team.

“He’s a big guy, but he’s a big guy who can really move. He’s young, the right age, and everything I saw in the clips I liked.”

There’s no mention of Dunne’s sexuality in the club’s press release announcing his signing. It looks like Dunne’s fear of being known as the “bisexual rugby player” hasn’t come to fruition.


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