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Has today's society grown more accepting toward the LGBT community?

Updated on June 25, 2016

Is today's society making it difficult to come out?

Today's society has changed drastically over the years. Many people disagree whether or not it's easier for people in the LGBT community to come out. Many say it's easier since people are more understanding, but are they really? Or is it much harder to come out because of such events like the Orlando shooting? Turns out that 42% of LGBT youth say that in the community they live in is not accepting of LGBT people. LGBT youth are twice as likely as their peers to say they have been physically assaulted, kicked, and shoved at school. Statistics state the 92% of LGBT youth say they hear negative things about being LGBT, top sources are the internet, peers and school. Although the statistics say that people in the LGBT community have been victims of discrimination, rejections or subject to slurs or jokes it has been shown that in today's society the LGBT community is more accepted than a decade ago. The numbers of Americans who had a favorable view of gay men stands at 55%, that is 18% more than a decade ago. Although the internet gives today's society false labels, this generation has been by far the most loving, creative and even weirdest. Many people part of the LGBT community have said that they feel more accepted than a few years ago.


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