When the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, announced he is gay last week my immediate reaction was
More than half the States recognize gay marriage. I predict within the next 5 years all 50 states will do so. More than ever before gay-bashers are viewed as Neanderthals.
All civil rights movements evolve. When they don’t, they actually set themselves back. When blacks continue to talk like we still live in Jim Crow America, we distract “the cause” from more productive actions that could improve our lot.
The gay community, by embracing marriage, has torn asunder the age old reputation of perverts and predators. Essentially many gays want what heterosexuals want – stability and long lasting commitment. Who in their right mind can argue with that?
Now it’s time for gays to embrace something else – decorum, the rules of polite society. A heterosexual who announces “I like women to play with my penis” is considered crude in polite society.
TMI – Too Much Information!!!
It’s time the same discretion extended to gays. You don’t want to hide your preference or “pass”? Here are some ideas:
1. If you’re famous, mention your partner in interviews.
2. Show up in public with your partner at events.
3. Get married and make sure to get your wedding announcement in the papers.
These and other methods are how heterosexuals make their preference clear. No reason why these same natural, polite methods can’t apply to gays.
Cook’s announcement struck me as superfluous and gratuitous. Tim, come to my home for dinner with your partner and I’ll figure out you’re gay. Otherwise I just want you to get iOS 8 to work on my iPhone 4S.
Coming out has become silly. The coming out party is over.
You just be you. I’m ok with that.
What do you think? The bar is open.