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  •  I think discretion was key (3+ / 0-)

    People were disinclined to presume homosexuality because it was an insult. Look at Liberace as an easy example.  He was flamboyant, but so long as he proclaimed his heterosexuality, he was adored by millions.  Kind of like Marcus Bachmann, on a much different and smaller scale.

    •  Discretion was a two-edged sword. (0+ / 0-)

      Discretion had an element of self-preservation and the benefit of limited allowances but was also an obstacle to association, organization and legal advancement. Even in my lifetime it has been an internal debate within the gay community. One side didn't want to rock the boat, comfortable with being able to 'get by' with the way things were and fearing it could be much worse. The other side felt the boat needed to be rocked and the only path to a better future.
       

      What about the climate cliff?

      by wayoutinthestix on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 07:38:57 AM PDT

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