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For generations, living openly as a gay person in the United States was difficult, and often dangerous. But there's been a dramatic change in public attitudes toward gay people. This week, we explore one of the most striking transformations of public attitude ever recorded. And we consider whether the strategies used by gay rights activists hold lessons for other groups seeking change.
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Jason Huntley

This was most likely one of Hidden Brain's most commented and discussed episodes. It now has 5 comments. My comments were censored on this episode as well as many others, so I'll try to reiterate my view again. There has been a dramatic decline in the moral fabric of our society. There are presumptions and statements made in this episode which are very biased and pushing the agenda even further. The episode starts off pitting religion, specifically Christianity, against the gay rights movement. They are in opposition to one another, but Christians don't hate homosexuals and they take soundbites from awful people to represent the religion. Christians recognize homosexuality to be a sin, however, that doesn't mean that Orthodox Christians do not tolerate homosexuals. The issue with the gay rights movement is that it doesn't just want equal rights, but wants everyone, regardless of their conscience, to celebrate their lifestyle. The gay rights movement wants to infringe on religious freedom. Christians and homosexuals do not hold to the same values. The gay rights movement has very little in common with the women's right and civil rights movements. It's a willful dismissal of biology to equate them, which the Left loves to do concerning all of the LGBTQ "community".

Jun 4th
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Ishwar H

I think she was talking mainly about the "rate of change" seen on these issues

Apr 17th
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Angela Lowell

why have opinions about homosexuality changed so fast while other things (women's rights, racism, ageism, body size) haven't? I believe it's because it's easy for people to see gender and age and race and body size. it's easier to make a judgement about someone based on their appearance than about their lifestyle/choices (not saying homosexuality is a choice, although some think it is).

Apr 13th
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Angela Lowell

Winds of the Magnetar those have absolutely made improvements, I acknowledge that. however the swift improvement in recent years in LGBTQ rights have vastly surpassed those of women and minorities.

May 20th
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Winds of the Magnetar

Angela Lowell Would you suggest there's been no progress on women's rights, race issues, perception of age, body shame, and a multitude of other causes? Is dismissing the progress made and the people who've made huge sacrifices beneficial in any way? We can acknowledge progress and continue forward at the same time. Thank you.

Apr 15th
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