#NoLabels

Liam Hemsworth doesn’t identify as a straight dude

Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth is lending his voice to Australia’s same-sex marriage debate.

The 27-year-old star posted to Instagram on Tuesday, strongly advising Australians to vote in favor of marriage equality for all.

Below a rainbow-hued image of Australia, he wrote:

“I personally do not believe that same sex marriage should come down to a vote. I believe it’s a HUMAN RIGHT to be able to marry the person you love regardless of gender.

To all the Australians that care about equality and human rights please say YES to same sex marriage. Let’s not be silly about this. Vote YES for same sex marriage in Australia.”

Last month, his fiancée Miley Cyrus spoke out in a Tweet about why all Aussies should vote yes on their postal vote:

“Australia !!!!! Vote 4 Marriage Equality! Aussies are some of the most beautifully free spirited and open minded people I’ve ever gotten the chance to meet! Everyone deserves to love and marry who they choose!

I will be even more proud to call myself Aus by association ;) if this law is passed! Love Love Love! It’s never toooo much and it’s never enough! More LOVE.”

In a recent interview, Cyrus revealed that Hemsworth “doesn’t want to be called a straight dude”.

“He’s always like, ‘Well, don’t call me that!” she said.

“I ask him sometimes, ‘Do you like being a boy?’ And he’s like, ‘I don’t really think about it.’ And that’s crazy to me, because I think about being a girl all the time.

I’m always like, ‘It’s weird that I’m a girl, because I just don’t feel like a girl, and I don’t feel like a boy. I just feel like nothing.’ So when someone’s too ­masculine, that really grosses me out.”

Related: Chris Hemsworth comes out in favor of marriage equality

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35 Comments

  • Loki

    More “no-labels” idiocy.

    Okay, let’s think about this. Someone tells you they’re color-blind, as in they “don’t see race.” Would that be okay?

    “People are just people.”
    “I don’t see color.”
    “Character, not color, is what counts with me.”

    As a straight man, Liam Hemsworth can afford not to think about his sexual orientation!

    • adam_stevens

      They are speaking of gender, not sexuality.

      Reading is fundamental.

    • Loki

      @EvenStevens
      1. Both the title of this article and the linked interview reference “straight” orientation.

      2. Race, gender, sexual orientation. It doesn’t matter. “No labels” (and “color-blind” or “gender-blind”) discounts the voices and experiences of gay people/black people/women/insert-label-here, disregards history, neglects privilege, and makes straightness/whiteness (owing to its prevelance) the default.

    • Glynn

      @adam_stevens
      Reading is fundamental? Straight is a sexuality on a gender

    • ChrisDC

      And yet, there he is, thinking about it and talking about it, even though he doesn’t have to, just because it might help all of us who do have to think about it.

      As an LGBT rights activist, I give you my word that I’ll let you know if we ever acquire an overabundance of friends. We’re not there yet, though. So piss off.

    • Loki

      @ChrisDC
      Yes, let’s pat him on the back and give him an award for being a halfway decent human being…

      You can stop sucking his dick, he’s got Miley for that.

    • Jack Meoff

      Note that the comments relating to gender identity came from Miley not from Liam. It pains me that he is with that flake he could do so much better.

    • DJRM

      Um, I don’t think that much about my sexuality, either….except when I’m reminded most gay men suck.

      YAY LIAM!

      And being colour-blind means not CARING about race, not saying you don’t see it.

  • Xzamilloh

    There’s no such thing as “no labels”… because the minute there’s a disagreement, the labels come real damn quick. Like some combination of “cisgender”, “hetero”, “white”, “coon”, or anything else that people can use to describe why your opinion is invalid.

    • batesmotel

      Yeah I agree. People seem to be big on labels these days to the point they’ve added new ones this past year. I mean, “Cisgender”! Haha really!? No regular people even know what that means. On a separate note, glad Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth said something. If it helps one perso. Sway their vote, then it did its job.

  • DCguy

    When you’re straight an in a heterosexual relationship it’s incredibly easy to not have to think about what your orientation or gender is all of the time.

    His support is great, but the article seems to be giving him credit for something that isn’t really credit worthy.

  • tham

    “It’s weird that I’m a girl, because I just don’t feel like a girl, and I don’t feel like a boy. I just feel like nothing.”

    Oy, I’m so sick of 20something “deep thoughts”. First of all, you have no frame of reference. You have an observational frame not that is by no means enough to know what you feel like.

    For example, you have an observational frame of the surface of the moon. You can see if for your own eyes and you’ve seen photos of the surface BUT by no means, do you know what it feels like being on the moon.

    So you don’t know what it feels like to be a boy or girl and you only feel nothing? Well, one you’ll never know, the other will take time…and hopefully you’re not a nut case and never experience “nothing”. Usually, if you get to the third…you’re hearing voices too.

    • Xzamilloh

      I bet when that time of the month rolls around, she starts feeling like a girl.

    • Scarfrost

      I’m over 40 and my entire life I have felt neither like a girl (which I was born) or like a boy. I know the body I was born into and how society expects certain behaviours for it and have been teased most of my life for behaviours more on the masculine side of things. So saying 20somethings don’t know when I knew basically before I started school that I wasn’t a girl or a boy, you are the one without the clue.

    • Loki

      @Xzamilloh
      Hush! You’ll trigger the trans-women if you talk about menstruation!

    • dash_board1

      @Scarfrost, what counts as masculine/feminine behaviour changes from culture to culture and over time periods. Behaving in a masculine/feminine manner has nothing to do with whether one is a boy or a girl, it’s just behaviour.

    • tham

      So you don’t belong in “today’s” social norms regarding gender. SO what? Ok, you might be a women who doesn’t want to wear make up or high heels…or a guy who wants to wear a muumuu to work.

      Who cares? How is that gender? Don’t get social “normans” mixed up with gender. 200 years ago, men use to wear foundation and lipstick and a wig and high heels and puffy blouses…Does that make every male in the 18th century a transsexual?

      Do you think that there were guys back then who thought “man, I hate wigs and makeup and those damn shoes…they hurt. I want to dress like the way I want”…would that make him none binary gender fluid OR just someone who doesn’t want to conform to current social norms?

  • Jaxton

    Labels are over-used. I blame gay-identifying men for that. Gay-identifying men love making rules – rules, rules, rules. They love enforcing rules and using labels to enforce them.

    Well, those days are over. Men are becoming more liberated by ignoring the strict labels so beloved of gay men.

    Gay men need to get out of the way so that men in general can become empowered and liberated.

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      I blame some people’s need to make grand generalizations.

    • Ander

      I guess you’re some kinda “special.”
      LOL.

    • gayjim1969

      Sure, because society had NO labels and rules before the 1960’s and 1970’s when gay men started coming out in droves! It’s easy to have few labels when you have only two possible choices–binary this, binary that–it’s hard for people with surface-level thinking to grasp the concept of complex human concepts. It’s difficult to make the leap from simple addition to quantum physics after all.

  • PinkoOfTheGange

    All this pearl clutching over something the guy has reportedly stated in private, aka hearsay, well now isn’t that special?

  • Brian

    Bad headline.

    The truth is simple. He’s a wealthy straight white man who doesn’t have to think about how he’s wealthy, straight, white, or a man — because that’s what it means to be a wealthy straight white man. He never gives it a thought. But that’s still who he is. He’s so privileged he doesn’t know how privileged he is.

    • tham

      You mean in this case he’s a wealthy, straight, white man.

      Privilege is color blind. You take a white privileged wealthy man…and drop him in…oh let’s say South Korea…and he’ll be treated like none Korean garbage.

      It’s human to look down on everything that’s not in your “tribe”.

  • queermarek

    This man is an ally. I really don’t care if he is a wealthy straight white man who doesn’t recognize his privilege. I DO care that he has taken the time to publicly state he supports my right to marry the person I love. Thank you Mr. Hemsworth.

  • wolfmagic

    The stumbling block in Oz seems to be over the use of the word ‘marriage’. Why not change it from ‘marriage’ to ‘garriage’, with exactly the same benefits as ‘marriage’?

  • surreal33

    Pure bullshit, however, his heart is in the right place.

  • Jack Meoff

    I can see by the comments that a lot of the usual trolls with issues to drive home have changed their user names once again. I suppose a change of frock is as good as a new identity.

  • john.k

    The mean-spiritedness on display here is disgusting. Liam Hemsworth is a public figure with a high profile in Australia. His support can influence people. When Colin Farrell publicly supported same-sex marriage in Ireland his support was gratefully accepted.

  • Donston

    I think saying that, “this person is an ally so we have to like everything they say” is nonsense. No one deserves a cookie for being a decent person. And if they say something that’s off they deserve to be called out. That’s especially true for these out-spoken “allies” that are driven by self-interest and not truly from helping others. It’s also funny how people are more quick to defend dudes in this scenario than women.

    Ultimately, no one wants to hear about a rich white male in a hetero relationship feeling “free of labels”. It’s always gonna be come off condescending. And I’m not apart of the “I don’t believe in labels” line of thinking. But I do think more than ever “labels” and “no labels” are being used for sake of attention/to indulge narcissism and to shield aspects of yourself more than reveal. That’s especially since most of the new-age labels are as vague and broad. But this is all coming from Miley’s interview. She was the one who went there for the sake of attention and so her and her boyfriend can always look “different”. He kept it pretty simple in his Instagram post.

  • Kenney G

    Well It is bisexual week, they are having a Bi bisexual barn dance tonight in San Francisco .

    • mz.sam

      Sooweeet!

  • Kenney G

    He just put a curse on the gay people in Australia

  • mz.sam

    Hell yes…I don’t identify as a straight male either, Gurlfriend.

  • Luna1979

    Miley… damn It, the girl can’t get a coherent thought together. This is a serious issue, and the person speaking on it changes her identity and sexuality frequently. I’d like to see mature, successful, sane gay men lend their voices to the campaign instead of a twerker who can’t keep her tongue in her mouth.

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