When he announced he was gay in January during an episode of WTF with Marc Maron, comedian Todd Glass expressed some apprehension over coming out, noting that it wouldn’t be easy for him to fully integrate his standing as an openly gay man into his act. However, he did explain why he felt the need to let everyone know about his sexuality.
“I don’t want anyone to be ashamed of who they are—especially younger people,” he told Maron. “I always hated using that term [gay] and that’s partly why I’ve always been sympathetic to people who don’t [want to be labeled certain things]. I hate that word. But I like it better than the other word—homosexual.” Glass continued: “I cannot listen to stories about kids killing themselves any longer and not [think] ‘when are you going to have a little blood on your shirt for not being honest about who you are?’ I can’t do this any longer.”
And now, in a clear embodiment of the above sentiments, Glass, along with comedian Daniel Kinno, has written and stars in the below PSA, which is a contest entry for the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s PSA campaign, titled “Think Before You Speak.” Check it out below and tell us what you think.