Is Jeffrey Buttle Out as Gay?

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  1. TheIronLady

    TheIronLady New Member

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    I apologize if I missed out on prior news, but I do not believe I have ever read anything official about Jeff Buttle's personal life. Is he single or is this all just very private?

    Incidentally he is looking quite attactive. Life as a choreographer is suiting him well.

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  2. dorianhotel

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    Maybe he isnt gay. Some guys are metrosexual without being gay.
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    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    So much for your metrosexual nonsense Dorian. If you believe Jeffrey could be straight you might want to work on your gaydar.
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  6. dorianhotel

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    Well lots of straight mens are quite metrosexual. Just like lots of gay men are butch. It isnt always as black and blue as people seem. I figured if Buttle were outed it would have been way bigger news. I am surprised it happened so quietly.
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  7. stevlin

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    Gay or not, Jeff is adorable. Fab skater too.
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  8. bbkenn

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    Who cares?
  9. skateboy

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    Anyone considering asking him out. :p
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  10. spikydurian

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    I respect Buttle irrespective whether he's gay or not gay. He's not only an excellent skater, he has shown incredible talent in choreography. His recent work with Canadian SOI and his choreographies he did for some skaters, clearly point to this man's creativity and a choreographer on the rise. Oh of course to top it all, he's very good looking with immense boyish charm. :D He's also being described as 'a very good human being'. :)
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    I'd hit it.
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    Um... I know this is the Trash Can, but why exactly should this even be a topic for discussion? Not sure why we should care what any skater's sexual orientation might be - gay or straight?
  13. essence_of_soy

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    Haha....this reminds me of a joke the entertainer, Peter Allen once told at one of his concerts where he was constantly asked, "Is he or isn't he?" and he would reply, "Yes, I am....Australian."

    Although a couple of my friends are obsessed with skaters and their private lives, I guess I just enjoy the skaters only for what they do out on the ice.
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    What year is this?
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  15. Rex

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    I thought you were married.
    Let Jeff give to the needy, not to the greedy! :p
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    Yes to this!
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    ^^ Level 4 and +3 GOE, robinhood! :lol: Do you also happen to have a fetish about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor?


    Not only is this subject stale and old, it's NOT news, and neither is it relevant to anything, unless you were somehow interested TheIronLady in giving smokin' hot Jeffrey a Call Maybe! ;)

    There are a lot of gay people in the sport of figure skating, just as there are a lot of gay people in the world. Go figure. Yeah, it's interesting and tempting to many re wanting to find out about people's private goings-on, and the sexual preferences of guys in figure skating has always been gossiped about. But ya know, in these more progressive and enlightened days of the 21st century, especially in the wake of Johnny Weir's out-sized in-your-face "I AM WHO I AM, DEAL WITH IT!", gossiping publicly about who is gay or not might still be titillating to some, but it just isn't all that interesting or profound or relevant, especially when the person in question is already living his life proudly and openly. People don't hide in their closet anymore, they invite the whole world inside to examine their designer labels. :lol:

    H*ll, lots of young people are even posting on youtube about going through gender identity crises and sex change exploration. Not that gender crises has anything to do with gay figure skaters, aside from the fact that maybe we all should practice being more open-minded and accepting of each other and maybe less nosy and maybe more respectful, and maybe understanding of the fact that labels, gender, looks, sexual preferences, etc., have not much to do with the essence of who we really are as human beings.
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    I like and respect Johnny Weir. He undertook to who he really is.
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    I read the article from Sylvia's link. It taught me 2 things.

    1) Jeff is openly gay.
    2) Jeff was world champion in 2005. :confused:
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    I know this can easily be interpreted as gossip but I really don't have an issue with people asking if someone's gay or not if it really is a "just like to know" issue.

    To me it's the same thing as if someone asks is Jeff a natural blond. Does it matter? No. Is it a irrelevant and disrespectful? Not to me.
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  22. CanuckSk8r

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    I always wonder why people have to come out as gay, it makes me wonder if I am supposed to come out as straight.

    I don't care what anyone does in their bedroom. Nor would I think anyone should be interested in what happens in mine.

    What I do find interesting is what can be answered by an Internet search, a search on this board, has a thread started instead. Just makes me wonder - what if he wasn't out and you just outed him on a public forum? YMMV
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  23. PeterG

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    I find it so offensive when people talk about how gay people don't deserve to be open about who they are. Like they prefer when "all those gays were not seen and not heard". (Some) straight people take it for granted that they can be 100% open about who they are...anywhere...anytime. People sound shockingly ignorant at times. :mad:

    :rolleyes: As heterosexuals are not an oppressed group, there has never been any need for them to go into the closet. So there is nothing for them to come out of.
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to PeterG again.
  25. maladiegrande

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    I don't mean this as an attack, so don't take it personally, but I'm always confused at comments like these. Of course straight people don't have to come out. Because society assumes they're straight (most people are). How people view your sexuality affects SO MUCH about how they interact with you and how you're treated in day to day life.

    Gay people who come out may just want to be treated like everyone else. Maybe they want people of the opposite sex to stop hitting on them, maybe it's hard for them to find a partner while being closeted. Maybe they're tired of living a lie and having people set them up on dates (anyone past 16 in this society who isn't dating is already sending up red flags everywhere and probably having their friends and family question them). Maybe they want to have the same trivial conversations everyone else does about how so and so actor is cute. It varies from the mundane to the crucial.

    And why does it always have to boil down to sex? Yes, orientation has to do with sexual preference, but do we call it sex talk when a girl talks to her girlfriend about her crush? Does it always have to automatically be so perverted that a gay person wants to be honest about their feelings? If someone was loudly talking about their sex life then that's a different matter..

    Just like we don't live in a post-racial world, we also don't live in one where sexuality has ceased to matter. If anything, it matters a whole freaking lot to some people in certain circumstances (those with partners who are dying in the hospital but don't have visitation rights, or those whose partners have already died and want to collect their ashes or belongings). It all boils down to privilege and conditioning. All too often, the people who say everyone should "keep it in the bedroom" are just mortified at having to deal with anything homosexual period, whether it's a character on a sitcom or an acquaintance from the office. Any discomfort they feel is honestly trivial compared to the barrage that actual gay people get from the hetero-normative media and society, but their privilege prevents them from seeing this.
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  26. falling_dance

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    If it's any consolation, I just acted in your stead.

    Also: Great post, maladiegrande.
  27. TheIronLady

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    Thanks Peter for addressing that. I share your sentiment completely.
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    :respec:
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    Thanks falling_dance!
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    PeterG and maladiegrand totally hit it out of the park with their responses.
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    I was surprised to learn that because I think Jeff Buttle is ridiculously cute and I want to know if he is also gay that I am failing to "keep it in the bedroom." :lol:

    Yeah maladiegrand and PeterG are so spot on I want to save their posts and quote them next time we have to have this discussion.
  32. essence_of_soy

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    Slightly off topic, but when I went to Four Continents in 2009, some friends introduced me to a doctor whose name was also Jeffrey Buttle. Go figure!

    He was cute, too.
  33. briancoogaert

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    Okay, if I have a son, I'll call him Jeffrey Buttle, it seems they are all cute ;)
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    *sigh
  35. CanuckSk8r

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    Perhaps I need to expand on my statement of "I don't understand why people have to come out." I do not mean that they shouldn't come out, I mean why do so many people feel it's their business to ask. When people choose to come out, it's a beautiful thing. Speculating angers me.

    In my opinion, if who someone is sleeping with will change the way you treat them, it's not that person that has anything to address, it's you.
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  36. numbers123

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    not being gay, I don't think I can totally understand why it is so important, because for me I think that it shouldn't be an issue in society.

    But it is an issue in society and it is important to the homosexual population to have people who are in the public eye (like Johnny or Jason Collins or Anderson Cooper) to acknowledge or come out to the heterosexual society, so I do understand the speculation/confirmation needs that are often posted here. I use homosexual in my wording because it makes me feel uncomfortable to use the word gay. To me the word gay is offensive because so many of the straight population use it as an insult when calling names. To me, it is like using the words N***** or colored people or spics or pollacks. But I also have been told that many homosexuals wear the name of gay proudly - so I am torn on what wording to use or type.

    It is also important in other rights - I have a friend who acknowledges that there are homosexual people even as she says "I accept them in love because I work with someone who is gay" but she refuses to see that they have the same need/rights to be in a loving relationship (i.e. to her gays should be celibate) and especially marriage is wrong according to the Bible. I can only do so much when discussing the subject - her mind is closed. My sister in law, her husband, one of their daughters and her husband are very anti-gay, saying that it is a state that people choose rather than inherently who they are. It is my feeling that the more people, who they might respect who come out, they may begin to see that it is not a choice but a part of who they are.

    I've stated before and will continue to say this to my straight friends and straight society: The person who is homosexual has no interest in being involved in my marriage or my straight relationships. I have no right to be involved in their relationships other than to fight for their rights to marry, to be recognized as a next of kin, etc.

    I might have not stated this in the manner that I hope I do and if I haven't please forgive me for my ignorance. I can only try to explain why I think it is important to you and me.

    I hope that all who are gay are encouraged to be who they are in society to feel proud of who God has made them.
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    I prefer the more rugged-looking type. ;)
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    :lol:
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    I never thought Jeff was straight and always enjoyed his skating. It's his choice to come out or not.
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