The Summer Issue Some tweeted in support of Mercer, while others tweeted about not knowing his sexual orientation before. This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. CBC News. They may consider it a private matter. Reaction on Twitter was mixed. On his blog, Mercer wrote of the time slot shift that "we ended the season as the highest rated comedy show on the network.
Gay teenagers need them as role models, he said, because gay teens are being bullied, and some take their own lives — Jamie Hubley, just 15, of Ottawa, did so this month.
Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons. CBC comedian Rick Mercer jumped into an Alberta provincial debate, and in doing so, dragged the whole country in with him. November 17, Updated: They may even be "out" to the people who know them well.
Rick Mercer went on The Current Wednesday morning to discuss his sexual orientation.