Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.
When Roger Huffstetler served in the Marines, he slept next to Sgt. Terry Santiago. Huffstetler didn’t know Santiago was gay until they came home from Afghanistan.
Huffstetler also had a childhood friend named Andy Lane. He also didn’t know Lane was gay until many years later.
When he found out that both men were engaged to be married to other men, Huffstetler started wondering “could I have been a better friend to these two guys?” So he set out to make amends with Lane and Santiago.
All three men speak to Here & Now’s Robin Young.