You may not be aware of this, but the key to the success of the “gay revolution” was that it became more conservative.
In other words, rather than continuing to shout, “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it” and rather than bashing marriage as an oppressive patriarchal dinosaur, a new approach was taken. Allow me to share some insights with you from my 2015 book Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide.
(What follows is taken verbatim from the book. You can judge for yourself how it has aged.)
The new message said that, aside from some variations in private sexual practices (along with plenty of standard sexual practices), gays are just like straights – as individuals, as couples, as parents, as families. Therefore, as Judge Henry Floyd wrote in overturning the ban on same-sex “marriage” in Virginia, “Denying same-sex couples this choice prohibits them from participating fully in our society, which is precisely the type of segregation that the Fourteenth Amendment cannot countenance.”...