Well I must be sheltered then. As I said, the grocery store is the only place I notice that kind of stuff, in recent years. In the late 90s I came out to a doctor who then promptly told his entire office staff I was molesting children. Unbelievably stupid - and one of his staff was a lesbian who quit her job after that, called me up, and told me, otherwise I would have kept going to that doctor never knowing what he was telling people about me. But since the late 90s I haven't personally run into that stuff anymore, and it must be my environment. As I mentioned, I'm in the arts. When people in my daily life find out I'm into LGBT activism they usually smile and cheer, and often ask me to update them so they can sign petitions and stuff like that.
So is it still THAT unusual to be in an environment like this? It just feels normal to me. I'm really sorry if most lgbt people are STILL facing garbage on a regular basis like what I ran into with that doctor. That's horrible!