Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
Interesting that you don't run across them much (that you know of). I hate to say "some of my best friends are...." but we were just out to lunch with friends yesterday; a married couple, both female. When Prop 8 was on the ballot, I gave money to the anti-Prop 8 side whenever I had another friend get married in a same sex marriage... cost me some money! And I've of course worked with LGBTs over the years, including now. I used to be pretty active with NOW, so of course got to be friends with lesbians, as well as straight women.
TV-wise, unfortunately, I don't see as many; but happened to notice at the end of "Strictly Ballroom" that in the big dance scene there were female dance couples.
Remember Uhura and Kirk kissing on "Star Trek"? it was the first inter-racial kiss on TV. The more we see inter-racial couples and same sex couples on TV, the less bigotry will be around.
Also, of course, having friends and relatives come out of the closet has really helped society become more accepting and less bigoted.
I remember an incident one time - friends of mine (lesbian couple) were walking down the street together. A street guy started yelling to one of them "Hey! Hey! SHE" (pointing to the other one) "Is a lesbian!!!"
cracked us all up. What did he think the one he was talking to was? And why did anyone care?
I've been cycling with my then-boyfriend, now husband, and had guys drive by and call him fag... Now there is NO WAY they can't tell I'm female. So funny they jump to that assumption because he was in cycling clothes... as opposed jumping to the conclusion he was straight because he was riding with a woman.
Lesson: don't jump to assumptions...
Glad the rest of the country is changing or has changed already!
Did my point get you to see just how bigoted you are? What if we said such things about heterosexuals? how would YOU feel?
I wrote a paper in high school for an English class. .... IVF had been perfected, so no one had to have sex to have babies, so everyone reverted back to what they preferred - which was gay/lesbian.
Pretty forward looking for 1979, huh?
(wow, did I just date myself? ...(grin))