Is this a good time for the gay, lesbian, and transgender community or are high profile stars only a distraction? (This thread was accidentally put in the general community discussion but is now properly in PRSI community discussion...sorry for that). The other day I walked in and talked to a friend at a store I frequent. Believing like many that Taylor Swift is in a relationship with Victoria's Secret icon Karly Kloss (kind of hard to deny that at this point), she mentioned that it's no big deal! (she seemed kind of peeved). But I couldn't tell if she meant that it's no big deal (which I agree with) and that the press should shut the f up and leave them alone. But I wasn't sure if I detected that she thought that waving the gay flag banner so publicly was just a little too assertive. This brings me to Bruce Jenner. Did his announcement to the public do good for the transgender movement or was it grandstanding to up the ratings for the Kardashians as mentioned by many? Or is the fragile gay, lesbian, and transgender movement healthier when a high profile celebrity like Angelina Jolie (who was in a long term relationship with a woman named Jenny Shimizu) doing better by not making a big deal about it? We all know she had a girlfriend and now she is married to Brad Pitt. Not much criticism is waged on Angelina but part of that is because maybe she didn't make it a public affair when she was with a woman. She had a girlfriend, like many women, and then got married to a man, and that was that, no issue. This is the 21st century. Sometimes a person goes one way or the other but when it's not a celebrity, then these days it does not cause big waves. But when it's a celebrity, it becomes a national discussion. It's a double edged sword. What if Angelina came out as a world famous lesbian icon while she was with her girlfriend, and then later married Brad Pitt. Do you think there wouldn't be a huge outrage from many corners? thoughts?