How would the pioneers of gay rights activism feel about today?

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    Jul 19, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    Just a thought I had in my head after watching the movie "Milk" for the first time last night. How would the pioneers of gay rights activism feel about the status of gay America today? More specifically,

    1) Political divisions between gays (left vs. right(log cabin republicans/tea party activists)

    2) Tensions between HIV negative and HIV positive members of our community

    3) Young gay Americans seemingly taking the freedoms that gays enjoy today for granted

    Not trying to create a flame war. Just a thought that is running through my head today.
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    Jul 19, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    They'd probably think the same way our forefathers would think about the country as a whole: Lots more people with lots more opinions (left, right, center, and lopsided)...and lots of people taking their freedoms for granted, both gay and straight.
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    Jul 19, 2010 8:47 PM GMT
    I think they would lament the lack of leadership and unity that we have going on.

    And plenty more divisions on top of what you mentioned, not least of which attitudes regarding effeminate men and sexual conventions. But that's part and parcel of our polarized culture as a whole I suppose. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 19, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    IMO, they would be saddened by the lack of unity. From the movie, it seemed that once the gay community as a whole became unified, progress was made in regards to gay rights. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
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    Jul 20, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    Some might be surprised by the support for gay marriage and gays in the military.
    Moreso by gay people. (:
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    Jul 20, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    catfish5 saidIMO, they would be saddened by the lack of unity. From the movie, it seemed that once the gay community as a whole became unified, progress was made in regards to gay rights. United We Stand, Divided We Fall.


    Agreed but a voice of moderation would best serve us all and portray our message to the rest of the world in a less incoherent way eh?