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Betty White Understood Gay Men, and We Loved Her for It

Betty White Understood Gay Men, and We Loved Her for It

DECEMBER 31 2021 3:45


I met Betty White twice. The first time was at a restaurant in Monterey, Calif. on October 12, 1997. I remember the day it happened because it was the day John Denver died in a plane crash nearby.


I was there with my ex, and the restaurant was pretty empty. Betty was there and seemed approachable, so I felt it was okay to go over and tell her how much I loved her. When I arrived at her table, she looked up at me with those sparkling eyes, and cooed, “Well, hello, handsome.”

The next time I met her was at the 34th Daytime Emmys Awards on June 15, 2007. I was working for Kmart, and they were sponsoring the Green Room, so they sent me and my team out to manage it. While I hob-knobbed with many stars that evening, when Betty walked in, I made a beeline to her. “Hi Betty, I’m John Casey with Kmart, welcome to the Green Room,” I said rather excitedly.

Just like the previous time we crossed paths, Betty replied, “My, aren’t you the handsome one.”

“You said that the last time we met ten years ago,” I shot back. Without missing a beat, Betty replied, “Well, you haven’t changed a bit.”

CLICK HERE to read the article in the Advocate. John Bellamy Comments: Here's three Betty quotes I'm taking into the New Year: “You don’t fall off the planet once you pass a given age. You don’t lose any of your sense of humor. You don’t lose any of your zest for life, or your lust for life.” “So, you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.” "Don't try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won't live long enough to find out about, but I'm still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, 'I'm going to be 30 - oh, what am I going to do?' Well, use that decade! Use them all!" ----------------------------------------

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