The Haters are Losing
One data point, but a mightily encouraging one:
This morning at Target in Roseville MN, about as normal middle America as one can get (the very first Target store, BTW), in the birthday card section, for daughters. A moderately tacky card showing a cake with candles, sliced to reveal layers in rainbow colors, On the front, a quote from that famous philosopher, Taylor Swift ; "When you are lucky enough to have something that makes you different from everybody else, don't ever change!" Inside "Happy birthday to my amazing daughter." Almost makes me wish my daughter were a lesbian so I could give her the card. (Actually given her recent taste in men, I've often wished she were a lesbian, but that's another story altogether.)
The haters are losing. Kindess and justice and decency are winning, if slowly.
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for nature cannot be fooled."