Openly LGBT people remain a demographic minority in most places. In areas that historically are not known for having or being friendly to LGBT people who do not remain closeted , a "first" can make it easier for other openly LGBT persons to enter the field or for those who are closeted to come out. Openly LGBT people being visible in society affects societal attitudes toward homosexuality , bisexuality, and the transgender community on a wider level. One commonly cited example is Harvey Milk , the first openly gay person to be elected to political office in California , becoming the most visible LGBT politician in the world in the s, after decades of resistance to LGBT people by mainstream culture. Milk encouraged LGBT people to "come out of the closet" during his speeches; as a result of his work and his assassination—along with San Francisco mayor George Moscone —thousands of ordinary people did so. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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In fact, for much of the 19th and 20th centuries, a vast majority of the population including doctors and scholars believed that members of the LGBTQ community suffered from mental disorders. Then, the Stonewall Riots changed everything. In , police raided a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in New York City and those inside fought back. So, in order to set the record straight, we've rounded up a list of some of the most common LGBTQ stereotypes. If you hear these phrases, know that they're all utterly, demonstrably false. Then, you can educate others by correcting them, too. According to a study by the Williams Institute , more than half of all non-heterosexual people in the United States identify as bisexual.
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It works to abolish age-of-consent laws criminalizing adult sexual involvement with minors   and campaigns for the release of men who have been jailed for sexual contacts with minors that did not involve what it considers coercion. In December , police raided a house in the Boston suburb Revere. Twenty-four men were arrested and indicted on over felony counts of the statutory rape of boys aged eight to fifteen. Byrne found the men had used drugs and video games to lure the boys into a house, where they photographed them as they engaged in sexual activity. The men were members of a "sex ring"; Byrne said the arrest was "the tip of the iceberg".