Lgbt Views On Lgbt Adults

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A Large amount of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults believe society has become more accepting of them within the past ten years. They also believe that this acceptance will continue to grow over the upcoming years. The LGBT community believes that most of these positive changes have been triggered from a variety of factors. From shows such as Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, Couples Therapy and or movies like Stone Wall, advocacy on their behalf by high-profile public figures has built a better understanding and acceptance.
However, at the same time, a new nationally representative survey of 1,197 LGBT adults demonstrates thorough evidence on the many ways LGBT adults have been discriminated by society. About four out of ten adults have stated being rejected by a family member or close friend at some point in their lives because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Some have admitted being physically attacked or threatened and felt unwelcome in a place of worship. A percentage have also said they have been treated unfairly by an employer. LGBT adults also answered how they have been victims of discrimination, such as being subject to slurs or jokes as well.
About six out of ten LGBT adults who have told their mother said the experience was very difficult for them. While a larger amount of adults who told their father said the same. The lengthy history of active movements to help LGBT social justice has not yet over powered the all-around…

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