I find myself sympathizing much more with the gay rights movement these days than with the civil rights movement, simply because the former is mostly about equal rights and the latter about unequal rights.
All the gays want these days is what everyone else has, i.e., the right to marry. At one point in the not too distant past, ACT UP insisted that people not be tested for the HIV virus before applying for health or even life insurance, which was ridiculous -- that was essentially just demanding a license to steal. But that has faded, and these days, their big cause is the right to marry, which is merely something heterosexuals already have. They also want not to be harassed because of their sexuality, which is what everyone should expect (short of the hate crimes bill).
Civil rights, on the other hand, these days is all about political correctness, affirmative action, and "economic justice," i.e., wealth redistribution.
Who knows, the gay rights movement may "progress" to the point that they will demand that a certain percent of every workforce be gay.
Perhaps it will be overcome by political correctness, and it will become a thought crime to think of gay men as more effeminate than the average man, or lesbians as more masculine than the average woman.
Maybe movies like "Bruno" -- in which protagonist Sacha Baron Cohen flamboyantly traipses around the world acting like a narcissistic, pretentious, stupid gay man -- will be considered actionable discrimination.
If we get to that point, it will be unfortunate.
Until such time, I sympathize with the movement.