I'm not sure why people like to confuse the Black civil rights "in America," with the struggle of homosexuality, as they are to very diffrent things.
For one I as an Aussie poofter, can drink in a straight pub and not stand out; as I can blend in.
A black man could never blend into a whites only pub now could he.
I have the ability to hid my sexuality, but not my Lilly white skin, and look how many brothers half and full hid from the truth. A thing a black fella was not able to do, it was always to the back of the bus. yet poofters have been able to join the armed forces, even when the rules said, and the contract they singed was no homosexuals, yet they could blend in, and did. made no diffrence if a black fella had a wife and child either, as it did for many of our half brothers.
Sorry but I don't see the comparison to the struggle for black human rights, and gay freedom.