Gay people define themselves and are defined, judge themselves, and are judged, on the basis of their sexuality.
But you don't have to be 'gay' to consider your sexuality to be your defining quality do you?
Some people think it's important to be seen as sporty, or arty, or intelligent. To them, these particular traits are what help create the impression they wish to give others.
So when the 'Gay Community' (which makes it sound like they all live happily together) petition for their rights, or for acceptance, there is a paradox. You cannot crave 'normality' (whatever that is) while defining yourself in such a narrow way.
I think it's time we forgot about being 'gay', and that goes for the people who are.
Sexuality and the sexualisation of our society makes gay people feel important; special. They are not. They are normal people and always have been.
It's time to move on.
Sure, you can still be gay, but only if you're honest enough to admit that what it really means is you're narrow-minded enough to consider your sexuality your most important trait; and don't forget, you don't actually have to be gay to do that.
I'm really not interested in your sexuality unless I'm considering having sex with you.
So 21st century, let's move on shall we?