One headline in today’s Star stood out: “Gay Fails To Advance to 100 Olympic Final”. I am certainly not above making fun of person’s name or appearance, but I don’t get the same satisfaction when it requires no effort on my part. Growing up with the last name Gay must not have been easy and, judging by the retarded headline in the paper, did not get any easier with time. Everyone has pride in their name. My Grandfather was Gay, my Father was Gay and I am Gay. Is that it? Every American citizen has legal right to change his/her name. Few alternatives come to mind: Notgay, Straight, or how about Shaft. I understand that changing you ancestral name is hard, but do it for you children who will be born Gay, or for your wife, who one would hope doesn’t have the first name Ima. You can do it!
On the other hand, if you are gay, please disregard this unsolicited advice.