Hey everybody, I've got kinda a weird question and maybe you can help me figure it out. I've been watching a lot of newer movies lately (given the nature of my job, I get then for free ) and I've been hanging out with a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while and I've noticed something with both my friends and these movies. For some reason, there is this rising (I want to say need or desire) to know if a person is gay. People in movies sometimes ask a character if they think "so and so" is gay. My friends and coworkers often whisper about someone who walks in the room and says "Hey, you think he might be... you know?" What my question is, what's the deal? Why is there this growing trend to know? Is it because all these people secretly want them? Is it because the more "accepting" our culture gets, the more "homophobe" it's actually becoming? Am I simply the only one noticing this? But I thought I'd ask you all. It just bothers me that people can't mind their own business. Yeah, I would like to know if someone is maybe gay or bi, I'd love to hang out with them and maybe help them feel like they aren't alone or disliked or whatever because of their prefferences, but I don't go around asking. Frankly it's none of my business who is and isn't, but I want to know why this is becoming so popular to ask. For me, it's becoming one of the top three questions when you meet someone: "What's your name? Do you have a myspace? Are you gay?" I dunno, it's just annoying to me. Any thoughts?