Ignorance breeds fear, fear breeds intolerance and discrimination, then it breeds violence. From time and time again, this has been historically accurate in all forms of discrimination and violence. I honestly feel like America needs more role models that are gay that can shed light on misconstrued perceptions on gay people. Also, the media and the church need to stop popularizing the gay community with associations of HIV (even though most of it is in Africa and in heterosexuals) and pedophilia (even though there is no connection). Fortunately, with the advancements in technology and communications, people are becoming more accepting. I'm really confused as to why institutions can discriminate, even after the civil rights act and the recent turn-over of DOMA. I know I'm kind of bias, but I really don't understand why people have to fight for things like this... It just makes me sick. Nice man and sad story with strong truth that is relatable.