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Assignment 7: Sexual Tolerance: The Times They Are A’changing

People  in the United States vary widely in their acceptance of the sexual and  gender choices and orientations. The impact of those with views of  lesser acceptance is felt the hardest by the most vulnerable among us-  our children. 

Watch  the following video of a Ft. Worth City Councilman speaking about his  experiences as a young man marginalized based on his sexual orientation  and consider the impact such a message would have on a young person in a  similar situation and on an adult who is intolerant of the LGBTQ  community.

· Joel Burns: It Gets Better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4 (transcript located on YouTube site)

Compare  and contrast what the experiences of these two individuals (the  insecure LGBTQ youth and the intolerant adult) viewing this message  would be. How might it reinforce existing beliefs about themselves or  motivate them to see themselves and/or the world differently? What  additional information would you propose to share with either or both of  these individuals to persuade them into such a paradigm shift?