Most of my family knows that I've been boycotting Target since last fall when it made the papers that they support political canidates with anti-queer stances. With the passage of putting an amendment on our 2012 ballot on gay-marriage, I'm even more resolute in not supporting any business that would support anyone that is anti-equality for all of its tax paying citizens.
This is a personal issue for me. I have a great many friends in the queer community. Being queer doesn't just mean you are a flaming gay or dyke lesbian. It encompasses a whole range of leanings. Do you know where you fall on the Kinsey Scale?
Personally, I'm 2, possibly a 3. Yet, I think the only people that know this about me are my closet friends and my husband. I have never come out to my family, coworkers, aquaintances... Most know that I'm an atheist, but few know that I'm also just a bit queer. I don't know if I would ever just "come out" to my family. I am not sure I see a reason in my particular situation.
Being queer, just like being an atheist, doesn't mean that I'm suddenly a less moral person than I was before. I prefer monogomy in my relationships. My marriage is wonderful and just because I fancy women doesn't mean I'm going to run around town and hurt the person that I love more than anything. Yet, being just an atheist is a lot more easy for me than being openly bisexual. Irrationally, I feel like it is potentially easier to overlook the no religion more than overlooking sexual identity. Perhaps I'm wrong. Yet, I doubt that I will ever find out.