Emory University: Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender: Has More Openness Led to More Acceptance?

The LGBT community has a long history of participation, activism, and contribution to the fabric of American culture. Its pioneers have paved the way for many policies enacted in corporate America, on Capitol Hill, and within state and local government — all with the aim to include and respect.

Now, more than ever before, we find LGBT themes prominently integrated into pop culture and mainstream media. Is the hit television show “Modern Family” pointing us all in the direction of a new American reality? In this dialogue, we ask: has the increasing openness in the LGBT community led to increasing acceptance? Or is it the other way around?

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