Letter: Where to Begin?

It has come to my attention that the gay community believes that their "struggle" for equality is a civil rights issue. When civil rights is mentioned the thought that comes to mind is members of the Negro race who were stripped from their home and country, separated from their families, enslaved, enduring unthinkable hardships, beatings and torture and never regaining true freedom until over a hundred years after slavery was finally outlawed in this country. With this particular civil rights issue in mind how does one's sexual behavior in the bedroom rate as a civil rights issue?

Rick Humphreys