so why does it seem that (many) people who are gay want to tell the world what their sexual preference is? I don't go about telling everyone that I'm heterosexual, it's none of anyone else's business and I don't want to advertise to the world. I don't tell people if I'm for or against gay marriage, again, it's really just my business, why would I want to broadcast it to the world? I'm a 'don't-ask-don't-tell' kind of person, I'm more than my sexuality and which team I play for is my business, not anyone elses. I don't want to KNOW things about you like who you like sexually, or if you're an alcoholic, or if you're a serial adulterer, or WHATEVER. Why do people broadcast this information?
In the past I've been in the process of turning an acquaintance into a friend when they brought up that they drank a fifth of scotch every night. WTF? I didn't need to know this, but it did cool my changing the friendship status from acquaintance to friend. I suppose that had I too, been a heavy drinker, this would have helped to speed the friendship relationship and we'd have had one more thing in common, instead, since I rarely drink, I decided this way the type of relationship that I didn't need to get any closer. I had a similar situation with a gal who (on the way to friendship) decided to tell me that she went to the local swingers club every weekend, okay, that's not me and we probably don't have as much in common as I first thought.
Why do so many gay people want to make sure that others KNOW that they are gay?