I'm only peripherally interested in the World Cup, but I along with several other men both gay and straight who popped up from their CL office cubicles as soon as this subject came up am happy to talk about an Important Question: Is U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan gay?
The discussion was prompted by an unctuous front-page report in the New York Post that Landon's winning goal against Algeria on Wednesday also won back the heart of his estranged wife, actress Bianca Kajlich.
I thought the story alone was enough to make Landy suspect it read like one of those faked-up studio-produced stories about the love life of Rock Hudson, circa 1955. But the guys in the office, at least the ones who were willing to accept that Our Hero is a little light in the cleats, added another key element: Gaydar. Both gay and straight men (can straight men even have Gaydar?) said that Donovan's readings were off the charts.
They had various reasons the way he talks, the way he looks, etc, etc which all seemed to me to be open to debate. But then they produced this picture: