Sometimes things just seem weird (giving that word its original meaning).
On Tuesday, I mentioned Matt Bomer’s coming out in a blog post. That evening, joining my friend Bridget Johnson for a drink with several other of her friends, including Greg Hernandez, I learned of that latter’s blog, Greg in Hollywood. And on that web-site, Greg mentioned the aforementioned actor in this post:
But it is clear that Bomer, star of USA Network’s hit White Collar and a co-star in Magic Mike which opens in Friday, doesn’t want to simply be known as ‘the openly gay actor.’
‘What we really have to do is stop the adjective before the job title—whether it’s ‘black actor,’ a ‘gay actor’ or ‘anything actor,” he said. ‘Everybody thinks that equality comes from identifying people, and that’s not where equality comes from. Equality comes from treating everybody the same regardless of who they are. I hope the media and the press catches on to that because it’s time to move out of 1992.’
If that’s what “equality” is, I’m all for it. To achieve that goal, we don’t need to expand the scope of government, only change attitudes of individuals. And that’s already happening — as evidenced by the reaction to Bomer’s coming out.
*as well as the quality of his work — and the nature of his accomplishments.