Do you know what is new? Gay people trying to get the attention and support of heterosexual people so that somebody will vote them in some equal rights! They were happy not having parades or being all over the news - oh, except for not having their marriages legally recognized and not being considered family members to their life-long companions. Their annoying antics are YOUR fault with your majority loving political system. If law-makers would have allowed gay marriage without political intervention - the gays would have stayed home.<quoted text>
So gay pride marches, flags, and marriage with equal status has been a dream of homosexuals from the beginning of time? Not outrunning the angry mob with stones?
The behavior is not new. Trying to make it an acceptable normal part of life is new.
Give them what they want and they'll go BACK home.