We never had any illusion of convincing the haters.
That would, first and and foremost, require convincing yourselves.
A lot of people still hate gays and lesbians
I assume you're talking about the small number of people, such as those less overjoyed to bake gay wedding cakes.
I hope I don't live to see the day when anti-pedophilia is equally trivialized.
I don't care if some vile anti-pedophile was still preaching the usual hatred, such as calling pedophiles child molesters, or lesbian man-haters refused to bake a cake for my wedding to the 6-year-old cutie of my dreams - what I do care about is our lack of rights and the fact that people, young and old, are harmed by anti-pedophilia you support.
Why are you fighting for what amounts to crumbs and some icing, rather than an actual cake?