When I first became involved in the martial arts in 1956. I know without doing a memory search that students left all their `` baggage `` outside the dojo. A Gay person was a `happy` person ( probably still is :-) Students came along to practice a martial art . This thread has touched on so many different issues, from various religions - discrimination - gender - what OSensei thought ??? . Someone asked " Why is this issue such a big deal " ...Well ! It wasn't a big deal until someone walked into a dojo wanting to change that dojo's etiquette.
Further to my earlier post, I should have added, the guy I escorted from my dojo threatened to report me to various PC organisations and have my dojo shut down.:-)