Our existence is a partisan issue
One of the things we look at regularly in political science is why people are partisan — that is, why do they declare themselves a Democrat or a Republican, and then vote for that party? The surprising answer is that it has very little to do with policy. In actual fact, scholars of political psychology have shown that, in many cases, human traits that apply to groups apply in the exact same way when it comes to parties. Which is why some of our heterosexual friends can be Republicans but still believe in our rights to live as members of society.
What they forget, of course, is that governing does not work like that. Republicans in government pass and enforce policies designed to absolutely fuck the LGBTQ com-