@dumprake --Heterosexuals already have plenty of positive role
models. Gay kids still need many more, unfortunately.Gay people in
the US are **eight times** more likely to be the victims of violent crimes than
straight people.Roughly one third -- some estimates say one half --
of all homeless youth are gay. They are often on the streets because their own
families kicked them out when they found out they had a gay kid.Gay
youth are roughly **4 times** more likely to commit suicide than straight youth.
They often kill themselves because of bullying and/or institutionalized
homophobia.Until we conquer homophobia and truly accept homosexuals
as full citizens, there will always be a need for successful homosexual role
models who are willing to stand up and be counted.I highly commend
both Rogers and Collins for being willing to lead the way in professional
I'd like to announce to the world that I'm a heterosexual, I play
basketball, and I think it's real important that everybody knows that. So
please publish a big story on my sexuality, so everyone can go gaga over it.