I’ve known plenty of women and men who have been horrifically abused or mistreated because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and a number of studies demonstrate the degree that these discriminations exist. Yet, we also have illustrations, like the linked story here, that show a very different sense of acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgenders. What’s up with that? Are these “success” stories simply few and far between, and the statistics demonstrate the real state of things? Is non-discrimination happening in enough places and environments that it is taking root and becoming the norm, even if progress towards full acceptance is slow?

In an attempt to be more inclusive of its entire student body, administrators of a Michigan high school have decided to drop “king” and “queen” from its homecoming royalty titles, instead opting for gender neutral titles.

Or are differences in acceptance and discrimination directly related to a number of factors such as the size of the community, and the general sense of progressiveness? What do you think. Leave a comment and let me know.

via School Drops Queen, King for Gender Neutral Homecoming Titles | News | The Advocate.

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