My post was not "all about validating the homosexual identity". It is about validating each individual's identity, whether that be heterosexual, gay, bi, asexual, etc. People who claim a gay identity when that is not their actual orientation are as misguided as those who pretend to be straight when they are in fact gay. It can be hard to figure out what the real "you" is, however, when there is a background social pressure to do A, and a vocal, enthusiastic minority demonstrating B. That phenomenon is hardly limited to sexual orientation, though. As I said, any side that sets itself up as an "us against them" does more harm than good.