Recently I’ve read several essays gloating about the death of the anti-gay forces. I understand the urge to do that gloating, but I’d like to caution people that a longer view is useful. We have, in fact, won very little thus far.
And that ugly beast may be mortally wounded, but it is still quite dangerous. Declaring victory too soon is also dangerous, if it means people stop working towards equality.
Perhaps a look at where we have come from and what we have accomplished so far is in order. Enclosed within is a little amateur history of the movement for GLBT rights.