Today, in 2012, the President of the United States comes out as being in favor of gay marriage. Granted, many states have laws in effect prohibiting that, but this is the last remaining fight in the revolution. So what happens when we win?
What's the matter with them? Aren't they proud to be gay? Or maybe they don't think about it.
If equality is what we're really after, doesn't becoming mainstream become the definition of success? We're here, we're queer and people have kinda gotten used to us. Many have accepted us. Isn't that what we want? We'll never get everyone to accept us. No one has. Blacks and whites still have issues. Jews and Arabs have a long running battle. Hell, lesbians and gay men have issues. In fact, we gays don't even like every other gay we meet. That's human nature. We aren't all going to get along, but we can find peace in knowing that.
So this June as you have the urge to celebrate gay pride, go ahead and go to the parade, but if you really have pride and courage, be the gay dad at the PTA meeting, or be the lesbian couple inviting your straight neighbors over for a barbecue. That's how we really succeed, when people see we're no different than they are.
It's not very exciting becoming the mainstream, huh? There aren't any parades. But it is nice.