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Stubbsy Comes Out

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http://www.theage.com.au/news/tennis...387626879.html

"...Stubbs travels with her girlfriend of two years, a former US professional softballer, having shared a long-term relationship with her former doubles partner, Lisa Raymond.

It has only been relatively recently that Stubbs has fully embraced her sexuality, and she hopes that by speaking openly, it will help teenagers who might be grappling with gay issues.

"I always say to my friends, 'Wouldn't it be great if everybody who was gay said they were? If we said: February 21, or whatever, this is the coming out day. So, if you are, you have to come out to everybody you know'. It would be phenomenal.

"And it would be nice if everybody could just accept that it's not a choice, this is who you are. You would never, ever choose this, choose to be gay. It's such a difficult thing to deal with and coming out to people and talking about it, and coming out to your family.

"But I don't hide who I am any more. Everyone in the tennis world pretty much knows who's gay and who's not; the only reason I would like it spoken about publicly more is that I wish everybody would realise that, 'See all those people you admire? Out of 10 of them, four are gay, and I just want you to know that your child can still idolise them'."

Stubbs was 25, which is "old, in the terms of", as she puts it, when she had her first lesbian encounter, but she had long wondered, and thought "maybe". Still, it was not until more than five years later that she felt comfortable enough to be open about her lifestyle.

"I was like, 'I have to get over this, this is not a phase, this is not something to be embarrassed about, this is who I am and I'm not going to deny who I am', and I think this is the point you get to in your life.

"I'd just like to be a little bit more open about it now because I want some 16-year-old girl out there to think, 'It's OK'. All it is is somebody loving somebody..."
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lol as if noone knew it...but yay rennae (for outing lisa too )


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well, congrats, i guess, but this is a bit like when ellen or rosie o'donnell came out...not really news...
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lol as if noone knew it...but yay rennae (for outing lisa too )

exactly my thoughts...

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Is this like when Rosie O'Donnell came out?

Good for Rennae. I KNEW, KNEW, KNEW she was doing it with Lisa!!

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"And it would be nice if everybody could just accept that it's not a choice, this is who you are. You would never, ever choose this, choose to be gay. It's such a difficult thing to deal with and coming out to people and talking about it, and coming out to your family."

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What a great article. If you want to be a hardcore fan, don't worry about going to the slams, just make sure you watch a Stubbs match before you die. What a legend.
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well, congrats, i guess, but this is a bit like when ellen or rosie o'donnell came out...not really news...
The fact that she said it is - there's a big difference between having something assumed and affirming somthing in a positive way, to saying "yes, I am"

Good for her (finally) - I just hope Lisa's ok with being outed like this

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The fact that she said it is - there's a big difference between having something assumed and affirming somthing in a positive way, to saying "yes, I am"

Good for her (finally) - I just hope Lisa's ok with being outed like this
It isn't Rennae's own words saying she is gay though, so it may be the writer insinuating things

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lol as if noone knew it...but yay rennae (for outing lisa too )

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It isn't Rennae's own words saying she is gay though, so it may be the writer insinuating things
$5 says that's her story if Lisa objects, too

Possible, but unlikely (that the reporter made it up), imo, given the rest of the interview.

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Well done Rannae for being so brave and so cool about being gay yeh for Lisa too, what a cute couple
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The fact that she said it is - there's a big difference between having something assumed and affirming somthing in a positive way, to saying "yes, I am"

Good for her (finally) - I just hope Lisa's ok with being outed like this
Yeah, me too! Lisa has always kept a seriously low profile with her personal life. I'd like to think that Stubbsy would not out her against her will, but you never know.

Aside from that issue: well done, Stubbsy.
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God I'm so shocked .................... hehe

Tennis without Rennae would be like a broken pencil................ completely pointless
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