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Generational Perspectives

Generational differences among LGBTQ+ individuals are influenced by a variety of factors including historical context, societal attitudes, legal changes, and cultural shifts. Older generations of LGBTQ+ individuals often experienced greater levels of stigma, discrimination, and pressures to conceal their identities. As societal attitudes have evolved and LGBTQ+ visibility has increased, younger generations may feel more empowered to express their identities openly and seek acceptance. LGBTQ+ rights have evolved significantly over time, with older generations having lived through major milestones such as the Stonewall Riots, the AIDS crisis, and the fight for marriage equality. Younger generations may have grown up in a post-marriage equality era and may prioritize different political and social issues within the LGBTQ+ movement. Views about language, naming, and identity have likewise shifted over time.

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Today's society in Salem is like P-Town North.

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I grew up in a different time and I couldn't be myself.

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What I'd tell my younger self.

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"Queer" in the past was seen as a derogatory term.

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I still am hopeful.

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I really think everything's gonna be all right.

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Add more letters there!

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The younger generation use the term "mask".

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How does this generation compare to yours?

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If you call him queer, I'm charging you.

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Youth today are not afraid like we were.

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I'm optimistic even with the backlash against LGBTQ.

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It's a more abundant way of viewing identity.

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We need less labels, but more language.

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If I acted like that, I'd be dead.

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The term "LGBTQ+" is awkward.

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They didn't feel that homosexuality was a sickness.

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There wasn't a word lesbian really back then.

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The younger generation's more wild and crazy.

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Back then everything was very separatist.

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Get rid of the word Queer.

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Different generations do things differently.

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Straigths say "What are you people, nuts?"

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It's a different world today.

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Butch was a dirty word.

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We are all under the LGBTQ+ umbrella.

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I felt like was like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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"Queer"is deragatory.

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"Queer" is an inclusive umbrella term.

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LGBTQ language enforced by the alphabet mafia.

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The new language and transitioning are confusing.

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It's starting to get a little confusing.

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The pride flag is changing.

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