Personally, I'd like to see more of the so-called Gay Community. Aside from the clubs, bars, and Pride, what do we do? Here in Atlanta there are quite a few Gay-owned and -operated businesses. A few that actually hold events that are outside the range of "hooking up" and "dressing in underwear and facepaint".
That's what I want to see more of. I want to see an actual community, not a stereotype. I want to see a places and events which encourage community, strength, and support. A place where the younger generation can feel safe and where we all can progress the efforts to reach equality.
For comparison, my current apartment is just a mile away from the Crown Plaza Ravinia, where the Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) has been held for the past two years. SCC is the South's largest support organization for the Transgendered Community. I was able to attend SCC 2007 as a supporter and they have so much further to go regarding rights and equality but the community is also a lot more close knit.
I see so many younger Gay people than myself, not really knowing what to do, where to go, "playing dress up", or "acting out", it's a bit distressing. At SCC, I was privileged to meet transgendered men and women in their teens and twenties who had begun their own businesses, finished phds, really knew what they wanted in life. Part of that is because despite the size of the Trans community, they knew where to go for support - physical, mental, emotional, medical, educational. And alot of that is because the older generation of that community is there for the younger...almost like an obligation to see the trans youth through their transition period.
I look on non-porn Gay sites...and more than half of the outreach programs on any one of them is for AIDS/HIV Support. Is that what the Gay Community is? Where's the support groups? Where's the "You're gay, it's okay, you're not going to burn in hell" groups? Aside from HRC and Lambda Legal (who don't always agree with each other), where's the other "fight for equality" and "raise awareness" groups? Aside from the in-your-face flamboyance that is Pride, what else are we doing for our "community"?
That's my two cents for now.