Infographic: How Americans Feel About Homosexuality Today
June 6, 2016 by Justin Lehmiller
“I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people”. – Proclamation by U.S President Barack Obama issued May 31, 2016
Each year that he has been in office, U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring June to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (see here for this year’s proclamation). As you may well know, the history of LGBT Pride Month traces back several decades before Obama took office. In fact, it goes back nearly 50 years at this point! In the 1970s, gay pride parades began to pop up each June as a way of commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Riots.
In light of this being LGBT Pride Month, all of this week’s posts will focus on LGBT issues. To kick off the week, I thought it would be worth taking a look at Americans’ attitudes toward homosexuality and same-sex marriage today and how they have changed in the last few years. It’s truly incredible how quickly attitudes have shifted in such a short period of time. Check out the infographic below for the data.
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.Read full bio >