Jonathan Groff on GleeIn a special guest post, Jarrett Barrios, President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, writes about why gay actors can and should play straight roles and why Newsweek and their piece on 'Glee' is hindering the societal progress that has helped gay actors and actresses feel comfortable coming out of the closet.

Is America ready to embrace its gay and lesbian friends on the silver screen? Newsweek columnist Ramin Setoodeh doesn't think so. His article, 'Straight Jacket,' laments loudly: "For gay actors, why should sexual orientation limit a gay actor's choice of roles?" But he then spends the rest of his time peddling stereotypes and ignoring facts about the real progress gay Americans have made in Hollywood.