I will not go out and say that our love is more real or that we are morally better; but we are different.
We are both affected more or less equally by laws against contact and KP; and by social mores enforcing age apartheid.
But in the end, we are heterosexual and they are gay. As much as we can be and sometimes are allies of convenience, we are still not the same thing.
And I say this as someone who used to be very active on OC, which I still regard as one of the very best forums on the whole interwebs.
I forgot my BC password, honestly. And I'm not sure I want to register for posting there about every 3 months. Though I do miss several people from there.