It's a good time to be gay in the USA. (Not so good in Uganda or Russia, but that's not my topic today.) A new Public Religion Research Institute survey reports rapidly increasing support for gay marriage among Democrats and independents -- only Republicans hold out against this novelty. Support has reached new highs in several religious and non-religious sectors:
I found some of the findings about untrue beliefs about gay people and our lives to be quite fascinating. We're clearly the object of a lot of beneficent good will, but also of some major misconceptions. Some examples:
As Harvey Milk told us decades ago, LGBT people coming out in our daily lives has made all the difference:
The survey includes nuanced breakdowns of these general findings.
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I guess the need to talk more with each other goes for all of us.