The flame that is between us could set every soul on fire. I would love to take that heat and let's fill the whole world with desire.
Sophie B. Hawkins
I'm really tempted to get an infraction here, but I'll keep it clean. "Feeling distressed" is not the definition of oppression you provided. "Causing someone to feel distress, etc." is the definition and a large portion of society causes many gay people to feel distress. So yes, they are oppressed.There are many groups, including white, that feel distressed/anxious/uncomfortable; are they oppressed? I'm "uncomfortable" that I can't currently afford a ferrari, or go on a cruise; is that oppression?
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I like how Wake posted a definition of oppresion that fits the current treatment of homosexuals but then says that gays are not being oppressed.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."