Opinion: Homophobes don’t care about same-sex love. They object to the sex.
“Love is love.”
One of the first times I remember seeing this slogan was at one of my first Pride parades. It was colorfully emblazoned across the chest of a middle-aged woman marching in support of her daughter. I was heartened to see it. The essence of the message seemed to me completely true. Love is, in fact, just love, regardless of who is giving or receiving it. …
Those men weren’t the least bit concerned with whom I loved. Their focus was solely on whom I touched.
They had a problem with it. Such a problem that they waited outside a gay club for a person they could easily target. To teach him a lesson about whom he could touch and whom he couldn’t.