"I mentioned that to my wife and the conversation went like this:"
That's very funny. LOL
Okay, my two cents. I live in L.A. and I'm straight. I have life-long friends who are homosexual. And, if you walk in to any of the outdoors stores here you will definitely see homosexual men and women who love backpacking, fly fishing, etc. Sorry, couldn't think of anything funny to say. I just keep hooping that we, as a society, can get past stereotypes, homophobia and bigotry of any kind. Oh well. Maybe someday... I say someday because I do see glimmers of hope here and there. Someday, however, is better than no-day, noway in @!*%.