… carping that his coming out post linked in his Facebook coming out update should have been more fabulous. Check out the full “guy comes out on Facebook” thread. The following were some of my favorite reactions from his friends — I recommend clicking to read the story because their interaction as they geek out on the stylishness of his coming out post is hilarious (assuming you are a geek):
[Commenter A]: Good work, [gay guy], it takes a lot of guts to post things on a plain HTML page these days. You’re an inspiration to us all 🙂 Oh, and well done on the coming out as well. It’s good to see people accepting things like this. I think we can all agree that gay scientists had it rough in the past.
[Commenter B]: Have you told your family you don’t use style sheets? That’s the hardest part.
This matter-of-fact, no biggie reaction by this young gay man’s friends illustrates why Fox contributor and granddaughter of Pres. Herbert Hoover, Margaret Hoover, devoted one chapter of her book, American Individualism, to telling Republicans why they must embrace gay equality to remain viable as a party. Republicans just won’t attract young people with their current paradoxical branding of, “We’re about liberty and equality, except for you, you and you!” Kids these days! Where did they get the idea that the following statement includes lesbians and gays: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Speaking of the best ways to come out, here’s my nomination for the “Best Coming Out Letter EVAH!”
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