I enjoyed your piece on The Social Graces. You explained what you taught and why you taught it but you did not detail how you taught the Graces. The importance of the social graces is obvious, how one accomplishes it is not as obvious.
Is homophobia expressed by people who don't accept their homosexuality? It is an interesting question. We often jokes when we read homophobe remarks, we often say the person is gay but does not accept it.
A study gives answers concerning the origin of homophobia: parenting and sexual orientation.
Ben & Jerry's, a brand of ice cream from USA, openly supports equal rights and launched Apple-y Ever After to support gay marriage in UK.