silverfox1 saidDid I call him a gay icon? I referred to him as a man. Do I think he is gay? It is irrelevant.
Referring back to that great pic of him with the bike, are his eyes focused on that woman's ass on the left? Or maybe he's just wondering if her brand of jeans are his mother's.
Switching gears into serious mode, I don't know if a prominent man is obliged to out himself for the good of the gay cause. I believe I would myself, but then it's easy for me to say because I'm not prominent. Nor do I have anything to lose, answering to no boss or company policy.
What if I want to continue to do something I love (and AC says he truly loves journalism, not a simple job to him), but formally outing myself could jeopardize my career. Look what happened to Ellen DeGeneres with her sitcom. True, she managed to reinvent herself and is now more successful than ever, bless her, but that's Ellen and not everyone can expect that will happen to them.
Is it an acceptable compromise to be generally ASSUMED to be gay, and remain in the public eye as a gay personality that straight people see and respect? Does that serve the gay community better, than outing oneself and getting fired out of the public eye? How does self-destructing encourage young gay kids? Or do you think making yourself a martyr is also a worthwhile act? Perhaps it can be, I dunno...
So I can imagine rational reasons why AC may choose his current course of action (or inaction), that are other than cowardice and lack of balls, assuming he is gay, as I do. Difficult to be in someone else's shoes and second-guess their motives in a matter like this.