I would like to point out that Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey’s 7th has a distinct “R” behind his name. Jon Runyan of New Jersey’s 3rd does as well. So does Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey’s 2nd.

These are Northeastern Republicans, of course, and their willingness to be human toward gay people says nothing about the dominant provincial elements of the Republican party, but just the same — when Republicans and Democrats are getting together to tell LGBT kids that it gets better, well then, it’s actually getting better.