Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jonathan Knight writes about his sexuality in new blog

Jonathan Knight wrote a new blog in which he discusses being openly gay. (This is a response to a recent interview by Tiffany):

I have never been outed by anyone but myself! I did so almost twenty years ago. I never know that I would have to do it all over again publicly just because I reunited with NKOTB! I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay! Apparently the pre requiste to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption "I am gay". I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected! My belief is that you live your life by example, and not by a caption on a magazine! If there ever has been any confusion about my sexuality, then you are someone that doesn't even know me!


I love living my life being open and honest, but at this time I choose not to discuss my private life any further! My fellow band members don't discuss their private lives with their loved ones and I don't feel that just because I am gay, I should have to discuss mine!

37 comments:

Nina said...

You are right Jon! We all should have the right to live our lifes the way WE WANT IT and not the way we are expected to!!
I love you guys, always!!
NKOTB 4 life!
Nina

Anonymous said...

That still doesn't change my feelings, I loved you before and I'll always love you. There is not reason to have to live your life the way everybody feels is wrong. Your still our Jon. :D

Patricia Poe aka jonrknight4ever.

Ashley said...

I love you jon! <3

Erin said...

Jon- you don't need to explain anything to us. Your true fans will love you no matter what. You a kind, loving, funny man, and a great person. Everyone else? Screw them! :) xoxoxo
Erin (Erin_BTBTB)

SAADA said...

Why do you even care about what some people think Jonathan?? Like you said, anybody that knows you (or your crazy obsessed fans-that's me) know that you are a rare wonderful amazing person!! Been loving you since 1988 and growing stronger!! Wishing you all the love and happiness in yourr life!!

Rose said...

You owe no one an explanation for anything! I've always loved you for who you are & will continue to do so. You are a unique individual who I have always looked up to no matter what! Keep doin what you're doin & bein who you're bein it will never change how I feel 'bout you! Love you Jonathan! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi Jon, the Bh's will always be there 4 u no matter. Personally, I,ve always loved, admired n respected you and the guys for who you are as, do the rest of the Nk/bh army..no matter what. You guys have been my heros since I was about 12 years old. That will never. Love you Jon, always! Xoxo remember, what does'nt kill you, makes you stronger, blank those critics Jon, rise above n carry on..cos the bh crew got your back no matter what ;-) lol xoxoxo

Stacy said...

Gay, straight, bi it doesn't matter. You are the most genuine person! You are true to yourself and we all love you for that! Thank you for being such a kindhearted man! Xxxx

Anonymous said...

This doesn't change my feelings for you Jon. I love you just the way you are. I loved back then, now and till the end of time.

Hugs to you Jon. : )

I love you guys!
NKOTB fan 4life.
Cportillo

marci said...

Who the hell is this news to? Any REAL NKOTB fan knew this many years ago! What is the big deal? Love knows NO boundaries!

jordanstallchic said...

Jon who cares if your gay, straight or bi it does'nt matter we love you the way you are do'nt worry it wo'nt change things you enjoy being in the band and be yourself your a nice guy hope you are happy x

jordangirlforever said...

Jon, u make me proud once again. It takes a lot of courage to write all this n more so cos u really do not owe an explanation to anyone. I will always love u for what u r... a kind hearted beautiful person, funny, regular down to Earth guy. Just ignore what these losers are attacking u for..when its not even an issue. U'll ALWAYS remain the guy I luv n respect so much. NKOTB, Jordan n Jon supporter for life! We the BHs will love u forever so just continue kicking ass babe. Luv from Shalu from India (@jordaning1)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry if you think that you have to explain anything to us.You should know that you are loved 'cause you're an amazing guy and no one really cares if you're gay or not.I have nothing but love and respect for you-now and always!

Jenifer said...

It doesn't matter if he's gay or not! He's still a GREAT person and great singer! He should live his life the way HE want it to be! He doesn't have to explain himself to anyone. ONLY to himself. I think the true fans knew it all along, but we accepted him as who he is! There is really no reason for him to have to come out and explain himself! Just LONG as he is HAPPY! It definitely took alot of courage for him to do that though so that earns even MORE respects for him.

Some people just want to stir problems, forcing him to come out publicly - which was unnecessary.

People just need to leave others alone and let them live their lives the way they wants it to be.

Jennifer said...

Gay or not we still love you & always will!!! You are who you are. If you're happy with then, that's all that matters!!

Anonymous said...

Jonathon, so many of us don't care if you are straight or gay. We just hate to see you have to even talk about it. Like you said it is not any of our business how you choose to live your life. I think what upset so many was how you were publicly outed. I am not blaming anyone for what they said it must be hard to remember something is not "public" knowledge when they have known for as long as they have. I am proud of you for being your true self!!!

Monica/DdubsFlagGirl said...

Don't ever stop being YOU! The wonderful, kind, generous, loving, caring, sharing & freakin' hilarious Man that we all know & love! It's YOUR life Jon, live it up the way YOU choose! WE LOVE YOU! ;)

Simon aka DDubsUKSidekick said...

I always knew that you were gay Jon just like me. I'm so proud that you have decided to confirm to us your loyal BH's! We all still love you as an indervidual as well as being in NKOTB!!

With love,

Simon, UK (@DDubsUKSidekick)
xxxxxxxxx

xjennibopo said...

Lovee u jon<3 u tell em!!

Amber said...

I agree, there is no reason you should have to talk about your personal life or relationships nor should any of the guys. We love you for you, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

I am still an always will be a Jon Girl. I love u no matter what. :) U don't need to explain anything to us. U are who u are and we love u for that. :)

love u Jon.

Rainey
4ver Blockhead

Jen said...

Tall. Short. Fat. Thin. Black. White. Mexican. Asian. Gay. Straight. Bi. Transgender. Transexual. Mom. Dad. Sister. Brother. Titles! Titles! Titles!

We are ALL people. We are all human beings. We are ALL different. I wish this world would come to a place of just accepting that, where a MAN wouldn't have to DEFEND his LIFE and HIS choices to the world. We ARE WHAT WE ARE! We love you FOR who you are! WE love you, for how you give of yourself and your heart. We love how you PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE FOR US! We love that you keep your life private. There isn't A THING we would change about you. Stay true to you JON ... We love and accept you for the HUMAN BEING and the MAN that you are! Love you!

Angie T said...

You are an AMAZING person with so much heart!!! who cares what other people think!!! It is your life and your happiness and that is all that matters! NKOTB FOREVER!!!

Anonymous said...

Love you Jon! Always have & always will not matter what!!!! xoxo

Karena @ (Sofladewgirl)

JKsLefty said...

Your sexuality does not determine the person, nor should it matter in any way to how you live your life.  Whether you are gay or not or indeed have ten heads you are still the same person. The same Jon we've known and loved for years.  Forget those narrow minded people who clearly can't think outside their box of arrogant, selfish unrealistic behaviour. Being with NKOTB should not give these people
leeway to treat you any different. Don't ever feel as though you have to explain yourself to anyone, especially to us babe!!. We love you as you are!!.

Anonymous said...

No explanation needed Jon! You and the other guys are amazing men and any true BH will luv you guys not matter what! Can't wait for the nkotbsb tour in ATL and i think that its enough said about your private lives!
LUV U GUYS 4-EVER!!!!1

Kim Green said...

OMG!!!! You're gay?!? Just kidding Jon! WTF cares??? Does that make you a different person? Nope! I still think you are one of the most wonderful human beings
God ever graced the planet with. You are kind, loving, gentle, compassionate, snarky, full of fun, humorous....all of these describe you in my eyes. Love you to the moon and back!!

Anonymous said...

You are totally right. I've never seen or heard anyone say anything bad about you. I have all your albums, but it's your life. Nobody can tell you how to live it. I live with my parents, and let me tell you they keep me hopping, being employed part-time, and hanging out with friends is the best thing, and I really appreciated my family for their support. And if I want to go out, I let them know of it in advance.

vera said...

Jon u are a truly amzing person and nobody will ever change it!I love u with all my heart and be happy when u happy.My sister is gay and i love her more than enything..comming out is not easy but mainly for yourself...the others live theyr lives..do only what makes u happy...i will always love u as i always did...nobody will have THAT SPECIAL PLACE INMY HEART BUT YOU.love u 4 ever.xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hey Jon, Congratulations !
Sorry, but I don`t agree with al lot of other fans. I think, it matters, if you are straight, gay, bi or "whateversexualorientaded".
I`m a lesbian Girl from Germany [sorry, my english is not that good, but I hope, your able to understand, what I want to tell you] and I was and I am a great fan of the NKOTB an espacialy you since 1989. But when you tell us, you have been out since 20 years, I like to tell you something. In 1991 (20 years ago) I was just 11 years old, I didn`t know much about sexuality and sexualorientations, but what I knew was, that I liked girls a lot more than boys. It took some years, till I fall in love with my best friend (yes, I know, very typical) and told her about me beeing lesbian. What followed was a hard time, with torture and thoughts of commiting suicide. Today I´m out and proud and I´m still alive (thank God) and know, that "things get better" [like the US-YouTube-channel I watch daily]. But if I would have known that there were other people, who feel the same way like me, who have the same problems and just tell the world, that you are not alone, I think this would have helped me a lot. I wished, you would have talked about you beeing gay some years before. But You`re right, it`s your life and no one has the right, to discuss your life and your desicions in puplically. I wish you all the best you can get in this life and take care of yourself.

Alessandra said...

Jon you are right and DO NOT need to say anymore. Your life. Your rules. Your fans love you and support you no matter what!
Love You Always
Alessandra

Myndy said...

A person is defined by their character, not by their sexuality. Jon, you're character is why we love you so much. What you do in your love life isn't anyone's business and it saddens me if you felt you had to talk about your private life to us. Just because someone is in the public eye does not mean they are obligated to talk about about their sexuality. I don't understand why there are some in the GLBT community who feel like gay celebrities owe them and have to constantly speak about it. A private life is exactly that, private. Whether you are gay, straight, bi, or A sexual every person has the right to decide what, if anything, they decide to share about their life. It doesn't matter if you're a celebrity or work at Taco Bell. No one owes anyone anything just because they are gay. Jon, your fans only care about one thing, that you're happy. I respect that you're a private person, I'd rather you be that then be like some celebrities who overshare about their private life. I'm glad you didn't make a big production and apear on the cover of a magazine, I think it's rather tacky when people do that. Someone's sexuality shouldn't be material for a headline. We love you Jon! Yet again you showed how much class you have!

Dany77WooD said...

Jon, we love you because you are as you are.

✩I‘m a Blockaholic✩

♥ ¨ I… Lo√E …U ¨ ♥
4ever & ever

Anonymous said...

We all know this and we love you just the way you are.:) Only thing I am sorry you havn't children. You would be a great daddy:)

JUNE FRASER said...

WELL I BELIEVE THAT JON YOU SHOULD SAY TO YOURSELF IF SOMEONE TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS YOU SAY `YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE AND I LIVE MY LIFE`THANK YOU JON LOVE YOU SO MUCH YOUR THE BEST.....XXX

Anonymous said...

You were my childhood crush, Jonathan. I'll admit when I figured it out I was a little taken off gaurd, but I love you, that won't change. I love the fact that you are a kind, sweet, caring, funny smartass...my favorite thing about Twitter is getting to see your true personality...something I would have given anything for when I was a little kid. You make me laugh all the time at your sense of humor. In fact if all five of you tweet at the same time, guess who would get the first response out of me?! lol I'm a little biased. I love you, and I think you are a wonderful person. I hope you have as much love in your life as you gave to me when I was a little girl. I am also SO HAPPY that you joined the other guys in these reunion tours...wouldn't be the same without you. I'm so happy I finally get to see you all perform this summer! I've wanted that for over twenty years! I love you Jon...you never forget your childhood crush. :) xxx Love, @vegaschickie

Anonymous said...

Jon, desde os anos 90 quando conheci a banda, sempre fui apaixonado por você! Sempre te achei mais bonito que o Jordan. Eu sei que nunca lerá este post, eu sei que nunca terei nesta vida a oportunidade de te conhecer ou te ver pessoalmente, mas deixo aqui a minha declaração sincera para você. Acho que temos a mesma idade, sempre acompanhei a sua carreira, tenho vários discos do NKTOB. Você está super gato!!!! o passar dos anos te fizeram muito bem. Te amo! Gleison Jr. BRasil. orionejunor@yahoo.com.br