Ricky Martin should be celebrated not banned, Mr. Deejay
That troubles us deeply. Why? It's clear that America, even with an African-American president, is years away from really celebrating the differences within its citizens: Cultures, skin colors, the economically disadvantaged and, yes, sexuality.
This clichÃ© that we're the melting pot of the world just doesn't hold true if you look at the reality of how we treat those who are different.
And, let's face it: If you're not a rich, straight, Caucasian man, then you will feel your difference at some point in your life - even in the country that was founded by people who came to this land after being persecuted themselves.
It's in this harsh reality of America that coming out is a brave act for anyone, celebrity or not.