My good friend Jamie at Chicago Ex-Patriate posted about the National Coming Out Day. I can't really add too much more to his sentiments other than to embed a video. I'm astonished daily that we have issues like this in our society, but if I glance at the political landscape and how everything needs to be demonized in order to gain support ("You're either with us or agin us!"), I shouldn't be overly surprised.
Having said that, it just means logical, reasonable and compassionate voices needs to be more vocal.