Because this is too important not to be shared.
Johnny, your response is perfect. You are amazing and beautiful and an inspiration to many, many people. Thank you for always being fiercely, unapologetically you.
This is a letter I received today from a gentleman called Donald W. Barry. "I'm gay too…you are too gay for TV broadcasting. Dress appropriate, get a hair cut and don't make it a drag show. Make us proud not ashamed. I'm with a huge restaurant with many conservative straights watching this. You have set all my hard work here back ten years." First I'd like to thank the gentleman for the ten years of work. His letter didn't hurt me because I am stronger than a stranger, but discrimination within the gay community is a terrible thing and must end. Sir, I have worked very hard, done amazing things with my life just the way I am and if you have an issue, go watch a football game instead of the skating. I'm a comfortably gay man and everything you see on TV is me, it's genuine. If you don't like it, go watch Bravo.