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Build 'Em Up to Tear 'Em Down? We Need to Treat Our LGBT Role Models Better

John Carroll | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

A few days ago, not one week after Michael Sam was drafted, I was scrolling through a popular LGBT news site, like I normally do, and was shocked by a headline that read, "Michael Sam's Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Has A Surprising Gay Porn Past." So Mr. Cammisano used to do gay porn? Not exactly.

Cultural Comfort Levels: Anderson Cooper, Coming Out And Visibility

Waymon Hudson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Visibility is why coming out is still a vital part of the fight for equality. Having a high-profile LGBT person come into people's living rooms daily and doing their job well can help remove some of the "otherness" of gay people and increase cultural comfort levels.

Anderson Cooper, At Last

Michael Lucas | Posted 09.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Lucas

Cooper's silence sent a loud if unintentional message to the straight people who still think gays are different and threatening, and to the gay kids who still don't have enough public examples of successful, happy people who happen to be gay. I was that kind of gay kid.