|These are thoughts I know all too well, hon, and I've seen the 'seasons' of acceptance change dozens of times during my life as a never closeted lesbian.
I can say with absolute surety though that the change for the better is coming faster than I would have expected. I see how easy and free my oldest (adopted) daughter is with her sexuality and it absolutely warms my heart to think the fight I've been fighting all these years is being won. It's not over by a long shot but the haters are becoming the minority and they know it so they try to hate louder to make up for it. Don't listen when they shout, correct them when their wrong, and teach them that people are people no matter who they love when they're willing to listen.
Never give up.