I mean, really, does it?
We (the collective LGBT we) may or may not soon be allowed to die for our country. That’s both a Yay! and a Yay?
But we will be allowed to die for a country in which we still are not free. In most states, our most basic rights are not allowed.
We can still lose our jobs. Yes, just for being gay.
We cannot visit our partner in the hospital. Family only it says.
We cannot make decisions for our ill partner without paperwork that damn well better be perfect. Are hets even asked for proof of their marriage before making decisions?
We cannot marry our partner. Not the partner we’ve been with for over 20 yrs. But hets can marry someone they’ve known for a few seconds.
The list goes on. And, frankly, that list shows no signs of getting shorter.
So does it get better? Or do we just get more caloused at the way society treats us? Do we just get better at coping? At getting sarcastic to cover our pain?