Charles Perez's New Book Discusses How I Outed Him

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The now-out ex talk show host and anchor remembers the '90s, when I urged him to publicly come out of the closet.

In his book Confessions of a Gay Anchor, he writes,

"It seemed as if the [talk] show had been on the air five minutes and Michael Musto, the columnist at the Village Voice, was calling me a hypocrite for denying my romantic relationship with Norman on The Real World.

"I was never in a romantic relationship with Norman on The Real World. But it didn't matter. Perception trumped reality.

"In truth, he just wanted me to come out, and I was looking for ways to dance around it. One of his notable columns was actually titled, 'Fuck You Charles Perez.' It hurt."

Well, Perez eventually did come out big-time and he's stood up to oppression and fought for right while blowing all kinds of gay whistles.

And besides, I liked the book chapters I read and I even gave it a blurb on the cover, so we're all gayer-than-gay friends now!

Woo hoo!


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guest
guest

who is Chales Perez ???? The biggest Narcissist on the planet ! He shoud be ashamed f for writing such trash . But narcissist dont have the ability to see their own behavior.

Cellar47
Cellar47

Does he talk about the (late and much-missed) "Hollywood Kids" in his book? They kept track of his (shall we say) ROBUST sexual activities well before you became aware of them.

Jonesy
Jonesy

If Perez was so traumatized when he was outed, why is he now outing tons of people in his book???

(Same as before: To get attention. He stayed in the closet to further his career and now that he's washed up, he's naming names to get some career heat back.)

LGBT4FreedomNow
LGBT4FreedomNow

Everything in Perez's career led him to this defining moment and being able to send this message out there can only open peoples eyes to the daily struggle that we as Gay men face on a day to day basis in the country. To all: READ THIS BOOK! It's inspiring.

Rc61austin
Rc61austin

For some reason, I don't remember him.

Bibb
Bibb

It's hard to get too mad at someone outing Charles Perez because in his book, Perez apparently outs a lot of people himself.

Supergr8
Supergr8

As a 50 year old, bitter, gay man, I'm all for outing gay men who stay in the closet to further their careers. But they are defiantly smarter than I ever will be.

Parthy
Parthy

"Guest" is an amazingly articulate person. With an argument like that, he/she's bound to win!

Benji
Benji

"It hurt." yeah, the truth always hurts.

Musto
Musto

PS: Perez went out on a date with Norm (the out gay one) on Real World.

Whether it was a relationship or not, I knew Perez was gay and wanted him to say so when he became a talk show host.

He wouldn't, but later came out with a vengeance.

LGBT4FreedomNow
LGBT4FreedomNow

Hello "Guest"

So you are saying that what Perez was writing is trash? I find that interesting. I wonder; do you think that a young gay journalist current finishing his studies at Columbia knowing well that he will become the next Peter Jennings but he's tormented because he can't come out due to a possible stall in his career progression would find this book trash...

So you're also saying that this books powerful message to gay men across American about NO SHAME is trash? I'm really sorry that you didn't actually open the book and read the pages.

LGBT4FreedomNow
LGBT4FreedomNow

Jonesy, if you read the book Perez states that he was out of the close in his personal and family life without shame. However, he knew that during the onset of his rising career that he wouldn't have been accepted if he had come out professionally. His torment does not come from being gay as an individual, it come from wanting to be himself in his professional career as well.

Paquita67550
Paquita67550

Yea, I know the women who gave the baby up for adoption, and well Perez didnt have to pay crap! Cheap skate

Movielover
Movielover

He is rather cute in a John Davidson kind of way. He wants to become trans? He could have so much fun as a man!

Guest
Guest

Fuck you, Michael Musto.

Superstartexas
Superstartexas

As a father of an adopted son, let me assure you, the cost begins at the onset of adoption, somewhere around 30k, not to mention the cost of raising a child that might have otherwise been abondoned or a ward of the courts. That baing said, having a desire to raise a child in a loving home supercedes any monetary value. I understand same sex people cannot biologically create a child without assistance, but please be assured, we can certainly rear them, physically, spiritually, intellectually, and financially with the best of them.

LGBT4FreedomNOW
LGBT4FreedomNOW

Paquita67550

I think you need to get your facts straight. On a more important note. Are you commenting because you read the BOOK! Isn't that what this is all about? The reason for this book is to raise awareness! Put your energy towards something more powerful.

Miamian
Miamian

I think you need to read the book so you can comprehend that he's a tortured soul, flinging barbs in all directions at anyone who didn't genuflect before him. There's not the slightest doubt that he would still be attempting to present a straight facade if it meant he could have a high-paying job as a news reader. The question is, will his gender problems (revealed by an ex in Miami) result in gender reassignment surgery. He probably would make an attractive Charlene Perez.

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