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Is homosexuality stigmatized in your country?

It is utilized as an insult but I cannot comprehend why.
smiler2012 · 56-60
[@rageaganstthemachine] it is actually legal in the united kingdom by two consenting adults . it is mainly stigmatized like any country by small petty minded people who cannot accept that people find love in a different way what harm is it doing
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
Maybe for kids in school it's still a bit scary to come out , and in Muslim families but other than that no. I see all kinds of couples in public.
MonaMartinez86 · 36-40, F
@Queendragonfly what like it’s easy to come out from a Christian or Mormon community
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
@MonaMartinez86 In my country Christianity is very mild and many Christian families accept lgbtq but with Muslims however, it's still really strict rules for many. A woman who can't show her hair is absolutely not allowed to think of sex, especially not sex with another woman it's a big sin. Mormons yeah but we barely have any here
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
I've only heard teens use it as an insult. And some adults use it like their special. 'I'm gay and I'm having a bad day' Good grief. 😒
Lostpoet · M
It is in my country and the culture that I grew up in, but the LGBT community has done a lot to make things better for people to come out.
Deceased · M
Its becoming less so in the US but here in the bible belt people are still a bit slow on the uptake.
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
Not by most people. Back in the UK it's still a little bit more difficult, but here in Norway most people have a live and let live attitude to most things. As long as you aren't causing trouble for other people you mostly get left alone.

It seems that calling something gay is still an insult among schoolchildren in the UK but it apparently has largely lost the direct connection with homosexuality. See
Jstbanannas1991 · 31-35, F
Yes and no. US is a big country so it depends what part you live.
caPnAhab · 26-30, M
I haven't heard it used as an insult since... 2010? Maybe
spjennifer · 56-60, T
Here in the North Eastern US it's not too bad in most places but there are still factions in our Country like the far Right and the Christian Nationalists who are trying to go back to the way it was in the 50's and are dead set against same sex marriage. Some kids still use it as a slur but they too are slowly progressing...
Here in Los Angeles, CA there is close to no stigma. In the US certain vocal minorities are weaponizing sexuality in some misguided religious political culture war as part of the last gasp of male white Christian supremacy.
Dusty101 · F
It is very welcomed here in my country, my brother married his husband 6 years ago and Dublin shined that day!it was gorgeous! And so is love!
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
Less and less as we become more enlightened, but the ignorant still stigmatize.
Greyjedi · M
@ChipmunkErnie did you mean to say “As* we become more enlightened, but the ignorant still stigmatize”?
Greyjedi · M
@Greyjedi you’re a smart little chipmunk
Greyjedi · M
It is and it’s pretty stupid. Populations would go out of control if everyone was like the “normal” majority
Majority of people view homosexuality as strange, yes. And we will always push away what is different
cd4259 · 61-69, M
Not as much as it was when I was growing up, but still working hard for all sexualities to be fully accepted
GuiltyBiStander · 31-35, F
Not exactly.

A lot has changed over the last 10 years. There [i]IS[/i] more tolerance - but not much acceptance.
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
Still more and more. People are stupid.
RageAgainstTheMachine · 36-40, M
Bias stupidity or pure ignorance?
CrazyMusicLover · 31-35
@RageAgainstTheMachine A combination of both probably.
Elessar · 26-30, M
Depends on where you go, and who you talk to, but the majority of us are okay with it.
I used to call my friends fags all the time..
you can’t do that no more..
GambleOnFire · 18-21, F
Not as much as some place

I still don’t fit in in my fund lil town
deadteddy · 26-30, F
No. It is by a minority though.
Some parts of the U.S. it still is. But people can now marry and adopt children, which is something many of my friends never imagined happening. In the 80s when a friend came out, she lost custody of her daughter.
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
I guess it still is by certain individuals. *shrug* I have bigger issues to worry about, and even if I didn't, one's sexual preference is of no concern to me.
I think it is yes, as well as globally.
Only in the small minded folk
Unquestioned · 70-79, M
Most of us no, it has come to be excepted more and more by the general public. It still seems to be by most Christians and Rednecks though.
No very much the opposite in Ireland.

But some older generations may still be stuck with their out if date opinions
caesar7 · 61-69, M
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