It seems that some people always have to pay the price so that future generations can reap the rewards. We are reaping the rewards of the civil rights movement in the 1950's and 60's.(Still along way to go, however.) Dr. King did indeed pay a heavy price for the freedoms we enjoy today.
Hopefully future generation will look on us and say that we paid the price that they might have the joy of living in a world free from prejudice against LGBT individuals.
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39