People are taken aback sometimes when I dramatically act surpised when they call something "gay." It's not them I'm worried about...it's their friends. I know my friends can have an affect on their friends who may actually have influence on the rest of the nation.
This is why I do what I do:
Of the 21 million people who voted on gay marriage during the 2004 presidential elections, 14 million voted against us.
Let's not pretend it doesn't hurt; it does.