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1Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Religion, Politics, And Being Gay

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Earlier today, during Your Daily Gosling, Sarah gave you guys a little quote where Daniel Radcliffe announced that he had a “talent crush” on Ryan Gosling. And that got me to thinking a little bit, and I came to a very odd conclusion: I think Daniel Radcliffe is my new Ryan Gosling.

I KNOW! How could I, after all we’ve been through with Ryan? He’s perfect, isn’t he? He loves ballet and Disneyland, and then there’s his face. Ryan Gosling should be my new Ryan Gosling!

But my heart is leading me in a different direction, and that direction is straight towards the most adorable boy who lived, and this little interview with Attitude magazine did nothing but drive me closer to him.

On gay marriage: “Don’t define yourself by your sexuality, don’t define as straight or gay, define yourself as people and help another person if they’re in trouble. The ultimate reason gay marriage should be legalized everywhere is because, as a kid, you look to your mum and dad and they’re married, then you look at the gay couple who’ve been together for the same amount of time, but because they can’t get married their relationship doesn’t seem the same. Yes, gay marriage is about symbolically blessing a relationship, but the larger issue is about transmitting a fundamental message about equality. Gay people should have equality in law everywhere. If you grow up as a young gay man knowing you dont’ have the same opportuniteies as everyone else, you’re going to feel victimised and massive prejudice towards you.”

On religion: “I’m not religious, I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation. We need sex education in schools. Schools have to talk to kids from a young age about relationships, gay and straight.”

On the Republican presidential candidates: “…they disgusted me less than candidates like Rick Perry, who made that ridiculous advert wearing ‘the Brokeback jacket’, and I think pretend to be homophobic just to win votes.”

On wishing Obama would support gay marriage more: “Yes, I do, but can he really? Of course he’s in favour of it, but he has to be careful about saying so. I’d rather have someone like him in the White House than the alternative.”

Is he gay? “No. I can quite happily say someone is handsome, good-looking, and I can see why someone would want to f**k them, but I’ve never felt that way about a man myself. There is that moment in your late teens when you ask yourself the question, ‘Am I?’ but I wasn’t…Well, this year I have a talent crush on Ryan Gosling. I think he’s fantastic and…(ahem) you know he’d be nice afterwards. He seems smart. If I was gay, I would go for a smart man.”

Do you see what I mean? I haven’t heard anything charming from Ryan Gosling in a pretty long time, but here lately Daniel has been just pumping out the charm. Not to mention that Daniel looks way cuter in a suit.

So where do you guys stand on this one?

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February 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Emily
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One Response to “Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Religion, Politics, And Being Gay”

  1. nicole peach says:

    I also so SO admire him for coming out of the addiction closet and admitting that things were tough for him on the Harry Potter set. I guess the pressure really got to him the way it did for others too. Johnny Depp admitted being overly hooked on hooch at one time while he was trying to deal with fame.

    But that admission must have taken courage. But it’s good that he was able to show the millions, who probably equated him with the fictional Harry Potter. that he is only a fallable human being like the rest of us.

    Daniel rocks

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