So I did something stupid.
I READ THE COMMENTS SECTION. On an article about something I care about. Interestingly there were very few nasty comments. Instead there was the even more dangerous moderate undercurrent.
It went along these lines...
"I've got nothing against gays, I just wish they didn't shove it in my face."
and my least favourite
"I mean straight people don't flaunt it in public."
The. Hell. We. Don't.
We wander around blithely holding hands with the one we love, we hug and kiss goodbye and hello. We marry in public spaces. We buy his & hers this that and the other. We go on dates, we snog in the back of movie theatres. We visit each other in hospital without needing someone else's permission.
We are free to love who we want, when we want. That is all they are asking for.