It’s a long road towards achieving true equality for gay men and lesbians, and it starts by “owning” your behavior. We need to stress that being gay is nothing to loathe. We also need to stress that there is a time and a place to be flagrantly gay, and public places aren’t on that list.
As Jerry turns to George and says:
“We’re trying to have a civilization here!”
True: the queeniest, flamiest most super-fey fabuloso should have full inalienable unrevokable civil rights. So should the basest, most predatory, (consensually) sex-crazed chronic cruiser.
But you can’t deny the collective sigh when any minority fulfills the negative facets of its own stereotype.
(Conversely, George has also screamed: “You know, we’re living in a society… and we’re supposed to act in a civilized way!”)