I recently watched an episode of the TV newsmag called "In the Life," a program aimed at the gay community, a la 60 Minutes. At the end of each episode, Harvey Fierstein provides a short commentary on some issue regarding homosexuality in America.
In this recent commentary, Fierstein claimed there were too many positive gay role models because it had made having HIV/AIDS a "chic" thing to have. He said he knew of too many young people who thought of HIV/AIDS as a right of passage in America.
Now, whether he is overstating the problem or not, I do not know. But the fact that he is mentioning it in a public forum like that tells me it is happening to some degree. Unfortunate.
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