While it may be vogue to be gay today, in many professions being gay can threaten a persons career. Additionally, while there are many laws that protect GLBT’s from discrimination and harassment in the work place those who are subjected to such abuse may be severely scarred. My boyfriend has a friend who is a teacher, and fears that if he is outed parents will make him an outcast in the community. Such a concern may be well founded especially in less progressive states where there are few laws to protect GLBT community members.
The GLBT community has worked hard to make the world and America a more tolerant country and as a nation I think we have made tremendous strides in improving and accepting GLBT persons in our society.
However, in many parts of the GLBT community, a person working for a Republican is a traitor an uncle tom a sell out and labeled a self hating homosexual. In this election many in the GLBT community are finding uber schadenfreude in the outing of Mc Cain’s chief of staff Mark Buse.
I find this vision to be judgmental and insensitive to the individual rights of every GLBT person to live the life they chose the most precious right is “the right to be left alone” to marry, love, live, work, share, care, play” as you chose, so long as you don’t harm another person.
Having said this the issue in this election is Caeser Paulson and the cataclismic events on wall street which threaten our entire way of life. The dollar is doomed and un elected GOLDMAN personnel who materially contributed to the derivate , debt swap pacaging and pushed the eject button like fighter piolts with golden parachute’s now want to crash into the safe haven of tax dollars.
The Huffington Post has more on this subject at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-rogers/john-mccains-chief-of-sta_b_128362.html