The incredibly sexy Demarco Majors of LOGO's reality show Shirts & Skins graces a dual cover of this month's Obvious Magazine. Obvious is the creation of L.A. based photographer and stylist Jerris Madison who graciously shared images with loldarian.com last year of his breathtaking calendar featuring another LOGO star Jensen Atwood from Noah's Arc.
Demarco Majors, the openly gay semi-professional basketball player turned off-Broadway actor who gained quite a buzz in the blogosphere prior to making his LOGO debut; opens up in a revealing interview with Madison on the effect coming out had on his career, whether or not he regrets his decision, why women still pursue him despite knowing he's gay, and why fatherhood shouldn't be reserved just for heterosexual men.
From Obvious Magazine:
When you lost your contract after your secret was out, how did you feel at that moment?
The fact that someone actually considered me to be on there professional team was amazing to me. I worked so hard my whole life. I sacrificed all through high school and never got to play. I worked even harder during college. I was willing to go anywhere in this world to experience my dream of taking basketball as far as I could. It hurt like hell; I was completely devastated when I realized that other players had an issue with my sexuality. That made it hard for me to do my job with passion and conviction. I never flirted with anyone. I encouraged everyone to do their best. I was the first to practice the last to leave motto and I was encouraged to leave it all behind because I didn’t lie about who I loved privately.
How do you feel about it currently?
I’m completely at peace with it now. I knew then that my decision was not about me. I knew I could take the abuse in order to open the door for others to walk through safely, without fear or reservations. Now we have a show on television showcasing my friends and I. Now others have someone to identify with and I know I made the best decision.
Do you wish you would have stayed silent?
No. That help mold me into the man I am today not to mention the lives that have been touched through my experience.
Do you think ‘straight’ women should bear kids with ‘gay’ men? Why?
Yes, however, I believe it should happen with a responsible man. Being heterosexual or homosexual doesn’t matter.
With women knowing your background, why do you feel they STILL want to be intimate with you knowing you are into men?
I am a man. In my experience, some women have told me that they feel cared for, loved, can have deep conversations without being judged. I treat women how a woman should be treated and admired, and they find a true friend in me. This is something that I hope to share with everyone that I am close to.