Like others my age, I remember the moment when I heard about the death of Karen Carpenter, the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, and Princess Diana's fatal car crash. I also remember when I watched Dynasty's Steven Carrington stand before his fictional family and declare, "I'm a homosexual, Dad. I'm gay."
With the rich, shoulder-padded members of his family staring him down, Steven said the words that I hoped to one day be able to say to my family -- perhaps with the affirmation of a sibling like Fallon, who acknowledged her brother's orientation by stating, "Steven is gay."
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