GLAAD: Fight for equality by embracing the awkward Thanksgiving
In 2008, we did a study of people who said their opinions on LGBT issues were more favorable than they were five years prior. Of those who were now more supportive of LGBT equality, four out of fivecited personally knowing someone who was lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender as a primary reason.
Feministing offers an important addendum:
Of course, not all LGBTQ folks have the privilege of being able to safely talk about their lives–or even spend the holiday with their families–but for those who can, it’s a good reminder of the immense power of sharing personal stories. (Something I’ve thought a lot about.)
I will be talking about replacing my now long-distance, formerly live-in (sin) partner with a cadre of gay bffs. But I won’t insult the Packers - I’m not crazy.