Pennsylvania senator Jim Ferlo was part of a press conference against LGBT hate crimes on Tuesday. The conference turned a bit personal when Ferlo announced that he is gay. "I'm gay. Get over it. I love it," Ferlo said. Ferlo is Pennsylvania's first openly gay state senator. It makes me so happy that we have come so far in our acceptance of diversity in the US that a senator can come out at a press conference and be received with applause!