Does an occasional slip-up make you a bigot? Should you lose your job for a few heated words? Alec has denied that he used the word "faggot" and at one time claimed to have used the word "maggot." Who cares? Is the guy actively crusading against gay rights? No!
After reading your stunningly bratty "as told to" New York Magazine tirade where you threatened to leave behind public life because you've been so maligned by the queer community, there are a few things I want you to know.
Baldwin has received numerous passes from the LGBTQ community where others have not. And many in LGBTQ communities of color contest that the reason might be race-based. The case of Tracy Morgan is a glaring example.
Cooper, who finally came out of the closet just last year, did far more harm to the LGBT community by staying in the closet for all those decades than Alec Baldwin has ever done with his temper tantrums.
Seeing as I have some practical experience here, I'd like to clear up a few things for those (presumably) non-c*cksucking straight men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used.