Mourners gather at a vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in downtown Orlando, Florida
Mourners gather at a vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in downtown Orlando, Florida

"I don't have a problem with gay people, just don't shove it in my face."

That's one of the more common lines trotted out when it comes to the "tolerance" of LGBTI people in our society. It is for this reason that we constantly look over our shoulders when in public and looking to hold the hand or steal a kiss from those we love, and it's why we seek the sanctuary of safe spaces such as gay clubs in order to be who we are, free of concerns for our safety.