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Jenny Owen Youngs Reveals She's "Super Gay"

Posted by: Keagan Ilvonen (06/12/13)
While we don't believe someone expressing their sexuality to be newsworthy, it's always nice to show support for those in the community who are brave enough to do so. Today, Jenny Owen Youngs has come out of the closet and written a lengthy blog about her sexuality. All of us at AP.net couldn't be more proud and happier for Jenny and we hope that her act of courage inspires others.
Iím writing to tell you, among other things, that I am super gay. This may or may not come as a surprise to you. If it does: Surprise! If it does not: You were right all along! Either way: Hooray! I didnít want to come out. I donít want coming out to be a thing that anyone has to do. A short list of things Iíd rather be doing than ďthinking about being gayĒ includes (but is not limited to) writing a song, reading a book, climbing a tree, dancing a jig, and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the zillionth time. Donít get me wrong - I think it is in the best interest of everyone to strive for a greater understanding of the self. I just wish that being gay (or transgender, or asexual, or fill-in-the-blank here) was as unremarkable to the masses as being left-handed or blonde.
 
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10:22 AM on 06/12/13
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10:31 AM on 06/12/13
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nice thread title
10:32 AM on 06/12/13
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let's get this early in the thread, because she deserves tha loveeee

10:33 AM on 06/12/13
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great for her. bummer for me who now definitely has no chance.
10:33 AM on 06/12/13
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awesome! but yeah, i agree with her. coming out shouldn't have to be a thing. i hope one day the world can get over that.
10:34 AM on 06/12/13
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Who?
10:36 AM on 06/12/13
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10:36 AM on 06/12/13
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10:37 AM on 06/12/13
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Ties together some lose ends between her and Justin Pierre (a big supporter of "Everyone Is Gay").

Saw her in NYC on the Revival Tour, she was awesome. Her Johnny Cash cover is sweet.
10:37 AM on 06/12/13
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Didn't know she just came out. Thought she did years ago.
10:38 AM on 06/12/13
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Love her. Wouldn't have thought she was gay, but not really surprised.

I wonder if it'll be a major theme for new music. But really I just want new music.
10:39 AM on 06/12/13
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Yay
10:39 AM on 06/12/13
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Hell yeah, welcome out. She's such a rad lady, glad she's able to live a more open and honest life now.
10:40 AM on 06/12/13
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Everything about her is gorgeous and rad. Congrats on the fiance/marriage :)
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