I posted Ellen DeGeneres commentary on Lawrence King, the openly gay 15 year old who was murdered by a 14 year old classmate, under the You Gotta See This section in the middle column. But, I want to make sure that you see it because Ellen hit the nail on the head when she says "We have to change the message."
By making this statement, Ellen is definitely helping to "change the message" and she is doing so in a far more eloquent way than anything I have seen coming from GLBT advocacy groups. I say that not to denigrate the incredible folks who work tirelessly to advance our civil rights. There are some brilliant people pushing the message of GLBT equality like David Smith at HRC, Steve Ralls who has just made the jump from SLDN to PFLAG and the amazing Cathy Renna. But, nothing changes the message and persuades non-gay people of our humanity and the moral rightness of our movement for equality more than GLBT people living their lives openly and honestly.