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All TV Weathermen Are Gay

Jim Burroway

May 25th, 2010

That’s what my partner and I say to each other, especially whenever we travel and notice yet another local TV weatherman pinging our gaydar. We both know that it’s not true of course, but it is fun seeing the local news in a strange town and suddenly being confronted by a television meteorologist who appears to confirm our theory. It doesn’t help that our pathetic little stereotype is support by the fact that one of Tucson’s more popular TV weathermen is, in fact, gay. And neither does this clip from 1978:

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Update: My age is showing. I didn’t realize that so many readers would fail to recognize the inimitable Paul Lynde.  You know, Paul Lynde? The Center Square? Uncle Arthur?

Doesn’t anybody teach history anymore?



Ben in Oakland
May 25th, 2010 | LINK

It sounded just like Sean Hayes.

May 25th, 2010 | LINK

I know three weathermen who are gay, but they’re not fully out of the closet.

Lindoro Almaviva
May 25th, 2010 | LINK

And I know of another one. Not sure he is out. And let’s not forget the one who is famous on YouTube for screaming at the sight of a cockroach.

May 25th, 2010 | LINK

One of our weathermen here in Minneapolis is very gay, constantly appearing in Lavender magazine

Lynn David
May 25th, 2010 | LINK

I’ve known a fellow since I was 15 (or earlier?) who became a weatherman at two stations, and yes, he’s gay.

May 25th, 2010 | LINK

omg! i never really thought about it… it’s so true! cant think of an exception lol!

what about male nurses?

dont u just love em all:-)

May 26th, 2010 | LINK

Not that it means he’s _not_ gay, but former WLEX chief meterologist Stuart Shepard is the host of those insipid “Stoplight” videos from Citizenlink (formerly FotF Action). Including the infamous “pray for rain” video for Obama’s convention speech in 2008.

Jim in MA
May 26th, 2010 | LINK

Wait – that’s Paul Lynde!!! He was awesome!
On Hollywood Squares:
Asked “You’re the world’s most popular fruit. What are you?”, Lynde replied, “Humble.”

Richard Rush
May 26th, 2010 | LINK

Jim in MA said,

Wait – that’s Paul Lynde!!! He was awesome!
On Hollywood Squares:
Asked “You’re the world’s most popular fruit. What are you?”, Lynde replied, “Humble.”

Yes, he was awesome! I can just hear him say “Hummm-ble” with his unique inflection.

We lost him much too early.

May 26th, 2010 | LINK

Yep. Three from three different stations in Seattle show up at the gay bars there. Seems they move away and new ones show up.

May 26th, 2010 | LINK

So then why is it that todays gay weathermen are so boring? That dude was awesome!

May 27th, 2010 | LINK

I’m told that Spokane weatherman George Maupin is Armistead Maupin’s brother – that’s gotta count =D

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