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On the surface, attitudes toward gender and sexual minorities (GSM), people who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, gender nonconforming, etc., appear healthy. Inclusion has been on the rise in areas of education, employment, and legislation.
There has also been an increase in positive representation within the mainstream media. In addition, there continues to be more avenues for support from national organizations, gay-straight alliances, and social service outreach.
This increase in visibility and public acceptance of GSM identities, however, has come at a cost. As the 2017 Masterpiece Cake shop scandal reveals, you cannot always have your cake and eat it too.
Visibility does not equal acceptance. Read more: https://www.livingwithfinesse.com/teyhousmyth/lgbtq-series-hate-crimes/