Blue Power Ranger David Yost Was Gay, Considered Suicide
Are you familiar with the original blue Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, David Yost? The original blue guy was taunted so severely for being gay two decades ago that he actually had to leave the show... and he contemplated suicide as well.
Some people might think that this isn't a big deal now that 20 years have passed, but it's a necessary look at what life was like for actors like David Yost, in any kind of minority and on an unfriendly set.
Yost told the website No Pink Spandex that he was taunted until he walked off the show.
"The reason that I walked off is that I was called 'f--' one too many times. I had just heard that several times while working on the show from creators, producers, writers, directors..." he explained.
"Basically I just felt like I was continually being told I was not worthy of being where I am because I'm a gay person. And I'm not supposed to be an actor. And I'm not a superhero."
Yost, who now works as a producer, admitted that he even found out about co-workers and staff getting questioned about his preference. What an amazing lawsuit that would be.
If this story makes you feel frustrated, I recommend checking out Unicorn Booty (NSFW today due to undie pics), a website that highlights gay-friendly businesses. If you have a business of your own that you'd like to feature, you can also partner with them and do a giveaway.