...so when everyone realized its okay to be gay. Gay people were considered freaks (like the X-men/mutants), people targeted them (like the X-men/mutants), people isolated them, and overall hated them. So yes you would correct in saying different, however, were the gays not considered different? You make a good point, so does the authour of the article. Maybe its just one of those things where however you interpret it, is the correct interpretation.