I came across a link today on the Advocate that bears commenting upon. A well-known gay journalist hit the news the other day because he made a comment towards a gay man who called his radio show and said that he had just voted for Mitt Romney. Michelangelo Signorile, the radio show host, made a comment that it would have been better for the caller to have drink arsenic instead.
While my views on gay people who would vote for Mitt Romney are well-known and hardly need to be explained again, I do have to say that I agree with the general backlash against Signorile’s comments. With all of the recent suicides, it was in poor taste and, as others have pointed out, if other commentators had made the statement, we would have been all over them like a rash. I know that it’s hard to be civil at times when our rights are being held to the fire by the politicians, but this went a little far. I think that Signorile should be acknowledged for apologizing for his comments.