Despite media assault and PCness and "cool"ness, it is possible to have a close friend of the same sex and not have sex with him or her. Really. It really is
I'm not sure where you get that the idea of accepting and respecting people who happen to be gay or bi, is somehow an assault from the media or how that type of PC respectfulness is somehow saying that we all have to be gay if we have close friends of the opposite gender? There's a leap there that is odd.