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“Every Boy Band Has Got To Have A Gay One” So Meet Union J’s Jaymi Hensley

I didn’t want to do it in five years’ time when I have made money and had a career. I don’t think anyone should have to hide who they are…I’d love my career to take off to the heights of One Direction. But not enough people in the music industry are open about their sexuality…I spoke to [X-Factor judge and Boyzone/Westlife manager] Louis [Walsh] about this and he said, ‘put it this way, both of my big boybands had a gay member in them.’ So he said it fits the formula quite well! Every boyband has got to have a gay one! And Louis just said ‘do it’. I’m gay and I’ve never been happier!”

Jaymi Hensley of X-Factor finalists Union J,  speaking with The Sun about his decision to come out, while noting the statistical inaccuracy of One Direction.

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5 Comments

  • DarkZephyr

    Bravo!

  • hotboy1423

    want my number?

  • tdx3fan

    Why is it always the “pretty feminine” gay guys that come out. Those that everyone knew were gay anyways. When is someone with an actual pair of balls that produce actual testosterone going to come out of the closet because they just “could not hide” anymore? Seriously, no wonder the rest of the world things gay guys are so stereotypical.

  • NeoAurelianus

    @tdx3fan:

    Maybe it’s because the “somewhat masculine” gay guys are chicken sh*ts? Why bother to out yourself when a homophobic society and your own internal homophobia (in many but not ALL cases) let you “pass?”

    Using terms like “masculine” or, more revolting, “straight acting” gives those who demonize gays more ammunition. “Effeminate” and “feminine” denote supposed characteristics of females, ignoring the reality of human existence. Unless you can bear a child (or have the requisite biological organs, fertile or not) you’re not feminine.

  • Niall

    Pity that they’ll probably soon fade into obscurity, but good for him

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