Originally Posted by Mark1npt
If we as a society are not "over it" on the gay/lesbian issue, with all the press, legislation and activism out there (which btw will dwarf poly activism by light years' worth of galaxies) then what do we expect to happen when a few open marriage, free lovin' old hippies start marching? Small fish in a big pond........
Who said anything about marching? Coordinated, deliberate visibility needn't manifest as marching. Activism can take on many, many forms. I, personally, think television and radio talk shows might be a good venue for our coordinated coming out. Just a thought.
As a gay/bi/queer (whatever!) guy, I can say that things are much, much better for gay people than they used to be. I'm just old enough to remember what it used to be like, which is why I know the inside of a closet so well -- from my youth and adolescence, when "normal" people were dating, etc. (At the time, I was primarily attracted to guys, and still am as a general rule with extraordinary exceptions.) It was unthinkable
to "come out" (nobody around me was!) so I stayed in. End of story.
Things got better and better for gay people when gay people started coming out in droves. And they will get better for poly folk when poly folk follow suit. There will be bumps in the road. But things will get better. I promise.