I cannot tell you the number of times I've had to infrom my straight colleagues- and this is in supposedly liberal and educated NYC - of the facts. They think gay people have the same legal protections as heteosexuals. Hello! I boggles the mind. They mistakenly assume that, just because we're on TV sitcoms, that somehow, Government recognizes our relationships. They also give far more weight to domestic-partnership laws than they deserve. They think these laws give us everything.
It's like GLBT people are yelling about everything in one corner and they're off in another - totally oblivious.
Yes. We need education. Lots of it.
Be the love you seek.