We're going to be hearing a lot about this situation for the next few days. It's interesting to think about this as a racial issue, since Larry has a race, he's white, and how it's probably going to be covered from that perspective. Here are a few things I can think of that we won't be hearing about Craig:
- We won't hear that Craig was on the "down low" or the "DL".
- We won't hear Craig's wife, Suzanne Craig, speculating on Oprah about what she might do if she tests positive for HIV.
- We won't hear Native, Black, Latin, and Asian commentators bemoaning the rampant homophobia of the white/Anglo community that forced Craig to stay in the closet.
- We won't hear anyone say that white, closeted men like Craig are the primary means by which heterosexual women get HIV.
- We won't hear that Craig was part of a "organized, underground subculture" of white men who have sex with men.
- We won't hear anyone say that Craig had to stay in the closet to seem macho in front of white immigrants and their descendants, who are homophobic because their people came from uneducated and superstitious countries.
- We won't hear that Craig had to stay closeted out of respect to his parents and ancestors, which is very important to the European community.
- We won't hear anyone make a film about Craig's life claiming that 70% of women married to white closet cases have contracted HIV through that relationship.