Jennifer Knapp and Marsha Stevens, both top-billed Christian singers at one point, went public about being lesbian decades apart. But Knapp's recent rejection has been just as harsh as it was for Stevens in 1980.
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be."
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's famous no-nonsense words published by Daily Beast reporter Andrew Sullivan in July have been widely interpreted as the signpost of a new era of mainstream media acceptance.
It just wasn't considered big news.