“So what happened? Brokeback won almost all the critics’ awards, but the critics are only trying to select the best movie. In Hollywood, the old guard never embraced Brokeback…it never had a chance to win over the 60-year-old straight white men who compose most of the voting. Giving Brokeback an award is not the kind of message Hollywood wants to send to middle America. Hollywood does not heart homosexuals. The only people in the country who really truly seem to believe that Hollywood is pushing a gay agenda message the throats of Americans are the ultra far-right wing…the Michael Medveds, Ann Coulters, and Gary Baumans. Think about it. Hollywood’s homosexual agenda? Gay actors can’t even come out of the closet. Gay executives and agents stay in the closet. There isn’t a more closeted business in the country, except, perhaps, the National Football League. Hollywood’s homosexual agenda? Name the great gay-themed movies over the last thirty years? Let’s see, Philadelphia (where the gay protagonist is dying) and… well, that’s it. That’s Hollywood’s gay agenda over the last thirty years. Two movies.” — Journalist, former newspaper editor and book author Gene Stone in the Huffington Post.