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Author Topic: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?  (Read 4941 times)

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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012, 04:37:32 pm »
Pardon the bit of necromancy, but I couldn't resist.

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Among relatively famous names of Urban Fantasy writers, add in Cate Tiernan- if you read her novels, she writes witchcraft and Wicca like only a wiccan would be able to.


Also Yasmine Galenorn, who is more famous for penning the Sisters of the Moon novels (hopefully to be concluded this year at #12) than the fab Embracing the Moon, and Michael Thomas Ford, who wrote the Circle of Three YA series under the pen name Isobel Bird.

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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2012, 08:26:54 pm »
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and Michael Thomas Ford, who wrote the Circle of Three YA series under the pen name Isobel Bird.

 
He wrote YA?  Given the stuff he normally writes, it doesn't surprise me that he chose to publish under a different name.  Still had no clue he was pagan, though (although I'm not surprised as I recall the one story of his that I read used a tarot reading as a plot device).


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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2014, 06:10:21 pm »
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He wrote YA?  Given the stuff he normally writes, it doesn't surprise me that he chose to publish under a different name.  Still had no clue he was pagan, though (although I'm not surprised as I recall the one story of his that I read used a tarot reading as a plot device).

 
Excuse me, have you all forgotten about Bette Midler? She has been quite open about her religious beliefs for decades, and one of her albums is called Happy Yule.

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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2014, 10:21:26 pm »
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Excuse me, have you all forgotten about Bette Midler? She has been quite open about her religious beliefs for decades, and one of her albums is called Happy Yule.

 
I would love to hear more about how Bette Midler talks about being pagan, I've only ever seen her talking about being Jewish.
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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
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I would love to hear more about how Bette Midler talks about being pagan, I've only ever seen her talking about being Jewish.

 
She keeps one foot on each side of the door, making of her a Jewish occultist.

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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
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She keeps one foot on each side of the door, making of her a Jewish occultist.

Do you have any references to this? Because aside from Hocus Pocus I have never seen her talk about witchcraft or magic, and I would like to know more.
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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2014, 10:57:28 pm »
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Still had no clue he was pagan, though (although I'm not surprised as I recall the one story of his that I read used a tarot reading as a plot device).


He also wrote The Path Of The Green Man: Gay Men, Wicca and Living a Magical Life.

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Re: How many people in the spotlight are still in the "broom closet"?
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2014, 11:08:42 pm »
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She keeps one foot on each side of the door, making of her a Jewish occultist.


Keeping one foot on either side of the door you say?  I think that, in Jewish, that's called lintel.
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