JPtheBITCH saidSelfishness? You must be kidding. The way straight couples find it perfectly acceptable to snack on each other's faces in all sorts of public venues?
If you're uncomfortable with it, I'm not likely to change your mind. But if you think your fears are appropriate, then you are still buying into the lie that we are less than the straight people. And don't tell me it's about manners or self-restraint or being classy. Tell that to the crowds of older folks who beam at a young straight couple sharing an impulsive kiss but would stare stonily at you and your boyfriend for doing the same thing.
This isn't about principle, it's about cowardice.
You make a few good points, but might doesn't make right, and not all straight people are into overt PDA anyways.
Personally, I have always found couples making out (straight, gay, lesbian, or any combination therein) in public gross, so I don't do it myself. Yes, for me it is
about being classy. An impulsive smooch is one thing, but I'm not going to hold hands with someone as we walk everywhere just so I can fit in to the societal norms of "the happy couple."