I realize frustrating this must be for you. It's a contentious issue. And based on the exchanges that I have seen here (and have been involved in), it's very easy to sink to a level where you might feel better by throwing arrows in your comments. God knows I've done it.<quoted text>
There are entire network stations devoted to sports too. People wear apparel of their favorite team, put stickers on their cars, etc. All sorts of interests are put on display.
Do athletes and celebrities call press conferences to announce their religious beliefs?
So for now the lettuce, guacamole, bean, and tomato, sandwich crowd will still be waving the rainbow flag?
Why aren't those letters in alphabetical order? Just wondering.
That being said, I hope you read my response to Kimare about what the LGBT community is trying to do.
And to answer your last question, for years, in the LGBT community, there was a tremendous focus on the "G" to the exclusion of all others.
Lesbians seemed to take a backseat to gay men. Bisexuals were thought of as "confused". And heaven help the transgender community. Many gay men didn't want to be associated in any way with a man who seemed "too Nellie".
Over time, however, as our community grew and matured, we realized that there was strength in numbers--that we all had the same goal; to educate society; to be widely accepted as equals; and to pursue rights and protections under the law that had not been provided for in the past.
Many people in the 90s referred to the movement as the "GLBT" movement. At some point along the way, we began to recognize that Lesbians were still not being widely included in the overall movement. So there was a collective decision in our community to begin using "LGBT" in an effort to be more inclusive and equitable.
Let's try an experiment where I won't be nasty and snarky to you, if you won't be nasty and snarky to me.
Keep in mind that I may rip Kimare to shreds on occasion since we have a long history together. He, in my opinion, is the least respectful, nastiest person who is involved in this discussion.
There are others. But none have been more personal in their attacks than him.
He is a loose cannon and not representative of "your side".
We can talk to one another as adults--respectful adults.
I'm willing to give it a shot.