Greetings to all my new-found gay aviation nuts from the Adam and Steve thread! And thanks to the hetero who originally started that whole argument with the statement, Adam and EVE, not Adam and Steve.
You heteros do more to promote us than we ever could!
DG_pilot, you have a long, long, long way to go, and even more to learn. Just wait until you start finding out about friends and acquaintances of yours who are gay. Probably even relatives you don't know about. Hopefully, you'll change your tune and become more accepting. If not, you're going to have a rough time of it out there in the real world, kid. And you won't get any sympathy from me or anyone else when it knocks you on your a**. But then, most people learn lessons the hard way.
You probably will never know whether your fellow crew members are gay or straight, unless you ask them. I doubt sexual preference is much of a topic of cockpit conversation. It should not matter to anyone who is straight and who is gay, and everyone should be left alone to do whatever he/she feels is right without ANYONE judging them. However, it is usually not the gay community throwing the first stone. Have you ever seen gays and lesbians protesting the straight lifestyle, or picketing outside a church? I never have. Makes you think, doesn't it?
And as far as "fitting in"...no thanks. I've never been one to be brainwashed, try to look or act like everyone else. I take pride in the fact that I am my own unique person, and that has nothing to do with my sexuality. Everyone should be proud of their uniqueness, because that is truly one of the most special things most of the human population has lost sight of.
ANYWAY...poor Gaypilot...you never knew you were opening a can of worms, eh? But you see, in an open forum like this, making a statement of sexual preference, different political belief, etc. DOES open a can of worms, as you can see. Good luck in your search to find gay and lesbian pilots such as yourself. I have no doubt they are a large group - just as large as gays and lesbians are in the workforce, the military, etc.