Thursday, May 31, 2012
Gay rights movement makes strides as more people come out
Why has the relatively young LGBT civil rights movement notched so much success so quickly? Familiarity, say some observers; LGBT people largely live among straight family members and co-workers.
“People came to understand we existed. ...That demystified it and made it harder for them to hate us in an abstract way," said Cleve Jones, a longtime LGBT activist who was a contemporary of Harvey Milk.