If people truly want to be accepted and equal, there are no catagories. It seems, in today's society, People want to be unique without actually working hard at finding themselves, so they allow others to pidgeon hole them. Then they want to tell their story, or push the envelope a bit more, in an effort to stand out. Ironically, It's all really a matter of being a follower.
I judge others on how they present themselves, their actions, and how they fit into my life. I like and or dislike people based on that criteria. Not based on their sexual orientation, or gender, or color of their skin. In fact I like people a whole lot more when they refuse to make any of those things a factor in who they are. They stand out based on their talents or good deeds, hard work, and refuse to let society's ever changing catagories, define them.
IMO, anyone who let's their sexual orientation define them, are pretty shallow and have an awful lot to learn about themselves.