Gay rights can be a tricky subject to support.
If you are a white person protesting for black rights (earlier in the century, maybe), no one is going to brand you as black.
If you are pushing for AIDS awareness, no one is going to accuse you of having AIDS.
If you join a GSA, or show avid support for gay rights, often this leads to calling someone calling you gay.
I think that this is the prime reason more progress hasn't been made. People don't like to show support for something unless they know that they are not taking any chance by supporting it. So, people with long-time boyfriends or girlfriends will join, or married teachers.
Logically, it should follow that people who are confident of being straight should be the first to join. For some reason, this is not the case. Straight people, no matter how confident they are, rarely show support.
This is evident in the fact that 20 people have responded to my poll, but only 9 people publicly follow this blog. For however many people answered the poll, I'm sure many more people have looked at it.
Maybe it's because they just don't like the blog. Or maybe not.
People need to man up. To often in history we see examples of atrocities being committed in front of our eyes, while we sit and watch because we are scared for our own well-being.
In Nazi Germany, if you stood up for the rights of Jews, you could get killed.
If you stand up for gay rights, you could be called gay.
People still stood up for Jews. Do the same for gay people.