As a society that needs people to build things and cure diseases, we should be encouraging folks to come out of whatever closets they’re in. The hours, days, weeks, years, and decades gay people have wasted worrying about being gay have cost us billions! I don’t know about you, but if my accountant or heart surgeon is gay, I don’t want him worrying about hiding who he is. I want him focused on saving my wallet or my life. If you are primarily attracted to people of your own gender, and you want to lead a happy, stress-free life–one in which you’re less likely to hurt others and more likely to contribute to society–it is practical to be openly gay, unless, of course, you live in a culture in which gay people are persecuted to the I may be a little on the crazy side but my intentions are good and my heart is in the right place shirt. Besides, I will do this point of having to fear for their lives or livelihoods. When people give money or provide services for someone with autism, they might not be aware that children like my daughter are often left out of what the money or services are used for, often not subtly, but in writing specifically.