|Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army|
Folks, now this is a day I never thought I would witness. Eric Fanning was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the first openly gay Secretary of the Army. Did I hear this right? An openly gay man as Secretary of the Army?
Wow. Have we ever come a long way from the first "openly gay" situation comedy, "Will and Grace." And even that was a very tentative move, casting a straight actor, Erica McCormack as Will. Like there aren't enough gay actors around that could have easily filled that role. Will's friend "Jack" role was filled by the really gay actor Sean Hayes, who had to be dragged kicking and screaming even to finally admitting he was gay in real life. God forbid that Sean should lose an acting job if he came out. Courage is all too often in short quantity with too many gay actors, and that includes you Sean.
|The "Will and Grace" cast, all straight except for "Jack" on the left and even he stayed in the closet all too long|
|18 year old Army Recruit - Ron|
|National Security Agency, Ft. George G. Meade, MD - where I worked for 2 1/2 years 1960-1962|
Second largest government building after the Pentagon