"Tell us that being gay us fine. No better or worse than being straight."
Come on...let's be honest.
How many gay people secretly wish they were straight?
How many parents of gay people secretly wish they weren't gay?
Most certainly being gay is much easier today than 30-40 years ago.
I've mentioned this before that I was discharged from the Navy for homosexuality "unfitness". It was prior to don't ask don't tell back when simply the military didn't have any gays (yea..right).
One thing I'm glad I got to witness in my lifetime was the military accepting people who are openly gay. I mention this from time to time but I was personal friends the summer of 1975 with Leonard Matlovich when he was still in the Air Force and landed on the cover of Times. He was about 10 years older than me. He was the first gay person to take on the military and he eventually won. I personally experienced and witnessed the degradation of those times. Unfortunately I do not pass as straight very well. I never tried to put on a straight act. Everyone knew. I couldn't walk through the barracks without hearing the f word. No...actually it was -- f..(with a helping of anger) Just to think no one gets that routine in the military anymore. Hard to believe.
I'm sure it has a lot to do with my age and generation but the fact still remains even today gay people with straight siblings and families and kids find it hard to fit in even within their own families.
I have my doubts some things can change.
However, I would like to add that gay people need to stop looking for acceptance from straight people in order to see worth and value in themselves. They MUST find it on their own or it won't be real. And stop expecting everyone else to adopt your values. It's not going to happen and you're setting yourself up for a life of misery and disappointment and feeling rejected if you insist on attaching straight acceptance to your personal acceptance of yourself.
I could go on and on about Christianity and homosexuality and how I've come to reconcile everything in my mind but I won't.