Apparently, the idea that different words have different meanings is a novel enough concept that Neatorama picked up on it.
Snarkiness aside, however, Miss Cellania's post did highlight a fairly interesting New York Times survey about gays and lesbians serving in the military, with results showing that -
"seven in 10 respondents said they favor allowing 'gay men and lesbians' to serve in the military, including nearly 6 in 10 who said they should be allowed to serve openly. But support was somewhat lower among those who were asked about allowing 'homosexuals' to serve, with 59 percent in favor, including 44 percent who support allowing them to serve openly."
So, take from that what you will.