The public no longer thinks of GLBT celebrities as being scandalous

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:

Once upon a time, not that long ago, this would have been a big story:

Miley Cyrus… revealed to the AP that “not all her past relationships were ‘straight, heterosexual’ ones.” The piece continues, “She did not elaborate.”

Miley says she already spent a lot of time struggling with traditional gender expectations—and being resentful that she was a girl. “I didn’t want to be a boy,” she clarifies. “I kind of wanted to be nothing. I don’t relate to what people would say defines a girl or a boy, and I think that’s what I had to understand: Being a girl isn’t what I hate, it’s the box that I get put into.”

We live in a deeply conservative era, so it is difficult for me to figure out why this issue was so successful, but I would guess that this issue effects the rich as much as the poor, and so it was able to get traction in a way that other progressive issues were not.