As gay and lesbian people, this should be our mantra: no more and no less.
I can't take credit for it--I recently watched a video and read a comment on Advocate.com that used the five little words--but these words immediately resonated with me. They may be little (the largest no more than four letters), but they are powerful, and they mean the world to us.
They were used in conjunction with what gay and lesbian people expect from our societies, our cultures, and our world. Whenever someone puts down our expectations and says we want special rights and privileges, over and above other people and other minorities, our response should be, all we want is no more and no less than what everyone else has.
It's not about special rights and privileges. It's about equal rights and privileges. It's about human rights, our human rights. That's all. Nothing more.
It's not to much to expect.