There's no question that general acceptance of LGBT individuals is at an all-time high. Enough Americans now support their gay neighbors that even Republicans are beginning to jump onto the bandwagon in meaningful numbers.
Even so, there's still enough anti-gay sentiment in the world that it's helpful to be reminded that many straight people are on our side - people who could choose to sit quietly on the sidelines at little or no cost to themselves. A few such stories, to brighten your weekend...
-Brian McLaren talks about the Sunday that catalyzed his journey toward acceptance.
-Another pastor shares why he opens his church's doors to everybody.
-A straight guy exhorts his friends to consider how their words affect others.
-An ally talks about her gay best friend.