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2007 - Year of the Homo?

Is it just me, or has the media recently become homo-centric?
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Is it just me, or has the media recently become homo-centric? In just the last ten days, we've learned the following:

1. Hillary Clinton is not a lesbian.

2. Iran doesn't even have gay people.

3. If Iran does have gay people, the government kills them.

4. Larry Craig is/is not gay but acted in such a way that sure makes it look like he is.

5. Congress passed gay-friendly legislation in extending hate crime legislation to include
sexual orientation.

6. The State of New Jersey doesn't support gays (at least not in marriage).

7. General Pace thinks homosexuality is "immoral" because its against his religion but thinks
that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" doesn't make sense because it creates two standards.

8. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representation on broadcast TV as series regular characters is down from 1.3% to 1.1%, and six of the seven characters are on ABC shows.

9. The Episcopal Church is on the verge of exploding because their Bishops want to maintain their liberal stance on the issue.

10. Mitt Romney is less supportive of gays than he was before.

11. There exists at least one elected gay-marriage supporter in the Republican Party (San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders).

12. There is at least one gay college president, Ralph Hexter at Hampshire College.

13. The gay football (soccer) World Cup will be in Latin America and next week begins the Gay Softball World Series.

14. The California legislature passed a gay marriage bill that Gov. Schwarzenegger is threatening to veto.

15. The Happiest Place on Earth (Disneyland) formally apologized for giving a gay couple a hard time for holding hands (claiming it had nothing to do with that).

16. And Miller Beer wants to promote their gay credentials but doesn't want their logo on this ad

I'm not trying to pass judgment one-way or the other. But I am curious as to why in recent months the coverage of homosexuality has increased somewhat dramatically. Democratic control of Congress? Change in prevailing attitudes? More gay people in high profile positions are coming out? What's your take?