As you may or may not know, many bloggers get their information from tmz.com. Started in July 2006, they became instantly famous with the reporting of the Mel Gibson incident. The gossip website is a collaboration between AOL and Telepictures Productions, a division of Warner Brothers. TMZ means "Thirty Mile Zone", which is insider talk for an imaginary radius also known as the "studio zone." All of which is headed by producer and lawyer, Harvey Levin.
Levin is gay.
Which isn't news, but its also not known. The process of outing, presumably serves the purpose of making the world more comfortable with the notion that gays, famous gays, walk amongst us. And Harvey walks amongst us but he is not one of us (borrowing heavily from a LOST storyline). On a day when the big gay blog story is that Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell exchange innuendos about "Ryan coming out of the closet", it seems peculiar, that no one has ever demanded, for whatever reason, the same of Harvey Levin. The world of gossip and the people who produce, manage and publish it are fair trade. If you make your business in gossip, there is no reason you shouldn't be the subject of it. As it was once said of eating shark: turnabout is fair play.