MonkeyPuck said Where we disagree is on invoking the holocaust. I am content to agree to disagree as the argument is bound to lead to us running in circles and creating unneeded ill will.
Why hide things that make us uncomfortable? I sure some think that all the programming on racial discrimination, or the holocaust in relation to anti-semitism, or other persecutions is counter productive. I am confident that the knowledge of these things has helped the cause of those groups in this country.
Some groups shout and wail .. "how dare you claim suffering" when in reality it is the homophobic notion that gays suffer because they are immoral and deserve it. I don't care for that self-righteous homophobia. We need not compare ourselves to ANYONE as if we are less than or owing to them .. we can stand on our own feet. The nature of homosexuality and the problems we face as well as the reasons have their own uniqueness.
Also though, I recognize gays who have suffered even to the point of death over the past 1600+ years because they deserve to be remembered and not swept under the carpet like dirt. If other people want to disrespect their memory or forget them, it is to their shame.