When I published my "10 LGBT Predictions for 2012," my forecasts were met with polite scorn by some. "This sounds like a wish-list more than predictions," was just one of the comments left by readers, so is with no small degree of self-satisfaction that I can now retort, "Oh, ye of little faith!"
I'd been trying to interview Matthew for more than a year, but his manager always managed to find a reason why it was never quite the right time. Details from Mitcham's just-released autobiography shine a new light on his unavailability: He secretly spent at least part of that time in rehab.
During this month, journalists do one of two things: write an article summing up the main events of the year almost gone, or write a forward-looking piece about the year to come. 2011 was a great year for the LGBT community, but I think 2012 is going to be even better.