|Patterson's coming out was brave|
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I repeat, being gay in America is far from an afternoon walk in the park. People are celebrated for their courage and bravery because it is courageous and brave to be out and proud in a country where things like Proposition 8 exist and where people like Scott Esk run for public office. Hell, Patterson and Young work for a company that will have a noted homophobe hosting its show tonight and that bent over backwards to celebrate the life of a man in The Ultimate Warrior who unapologetically and unironically said "Queering doesn't make the world work." Those reasons are why Patterson stating that he wants to celebrate his sexuality is beyond important.
Of course, if you want to call Patterson to the carpet for the rape allegations that linger over his head, well, go right ahead. That can of worms is entirely different than the issue of whether his coming out should have been lauded or noticed.