In announcing his sexual orientation, Orlando Cruz decided, albeit indirectly, to carry the weight of a movement on his narrow shoulders, if but for a little while. He also gained at least one new fan.
Sexual orientation is the issue. One incident smacks of homophobia; the other seems to involve heterophobia. At the end of the day, the battleground winner in these softball disputes is hypocrisy.
Openly gay athlete Adam Goslin fits in just fine at Washington University.