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Is it now fashionable to be gay/bi, cuz it looks like it?

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    It seems that societies attitude to this matter has changed so quickly. The belief of 'do what you wanna do' so rife and popular, and that brands like buzfeed promoting lots of different type of people with their 'hip' young presenters makes it look like the worst thing is to be a straight, non-mixed white person.

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    I guess it's just safer for LGBT+ people to be who they are these days so it seems like there are more of them. As for Buzzfeed, when their audience is global it makes sense for them to not just focus on straight white people.
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    maybe minorities are just being better represented? which wouldn't exactly be hard since they were basically unrepresented in the past.
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    Safer to be LGBT than Trump supporter.
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    This reminds me of the various studies done showing that when women are equally represented or even just in a not-tiny minority, men tend to perceive them as being 'dominant' and in a majority. It's not that there are no straight guys any more or that they've lost all representation - it's just that now queer people aren't next-to-invisible, people react every time we're seen, remember it and then perceive it as the media throwing homosexuality in their faces or only promoting LGBT people.
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    It is more a case of being acceptable. You are far less likely to be physically or verbally abused for not being straight, less likely to be disowned by family or friends, or need to keep it a secret from your employer. All that is a good thing.

    As for there being something wrong with straight and white, I've never seen any genuine examples of it.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    It seems that societies attitude to this matter has changed so quickly. The belief of 'do what you wanna do' so rife and popular, and that brands like buzfeed promoting lots of different type of people with their 'hip' young presenters makes it look like the worst thing is to be a straight, non-mixed white person.

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    It's not 'fashionable', but it is becoming more of a focus of society of recognising LGBTQA+ people.

    It may seem like more people are non-straight nowadays, but I'd guess it's more to do with more people being 'out' than there being more in general. It's generally safer and less likely to be met with hostility than in the past.

    Also things like Buzzfeed focus on that kind of thing because it's good clickbait and gets a lot of views due to how topical a lot of issues to do with minority communities are right now. A lot of the videos and articles they write about them are controversial, seemingly purposefully because Buzzfeed's end goal is being viral and getting more views, so their content on such matters should be taken with a grain of salt.
 
 
 
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