DALLAS - So, what was your first reaction when you saw the Vanity Fair cover with Caitlyn Jenner? Some of you may have thought of words like “courage” and “bravery,” although a veteran may debate you on that.
A large number of people thought Jenner looked like Jessica Lange, although I think she favors Renee Russo.
Support for Jenner seems to be strong. With millions of Twitter followers behind her, someone you know is perhaps having a conversation about gender that wasn’t possible a few years ago.
When it comes to the entire LGBT community, it’s amazing how far it seems this country has come. A smart person I know thinks President Obama coming out in favor of gay marriage has a lot to do with that. It’s created the kind of atmosphere that has so many of us talking about that magazine cover.
So, are we more open-minded than we used to be? Perhaps, but I think so many of you just are too busy to care.
I know a lot of parents, busting their hump each day just trying to get the kids out of the house each morning and back safely in bed by 10 and deal with all the drama in between.
Let’s be honest: who has time to judge someone “else’s” personal struggle?
Personally, I don’t care if you’re gay, straight or transgender. Just be a good person -- the kind that never cuts a line, cuts me off in traffic or is mean to a dog. Everything else will take care of itself.
And when it comes to your personal life, here’s some advice we all can live by from Caitlyn. I mean Renee. It's what she told Kevin Costner in the movie “Tin Cup.”
“Just be honest and take a risk. If you follow your heart, you can’t make a mistake."