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Dump Tolerance, demand Respect

The term “tolerance” is often used in reference to LGBT people.  I have never liked the word.  To me it implies putting up with something that you consider distasteful.  It comes from a negative point of view.

I prefer the word “respect”.  It implies an underlying esteem for whoever it is applied to, even if one disagrees with that person.  It comes from a positive point of view.

I vote that we dump the term “tolerance” and promote “respect” into its place.  Anyone have another term to suggest?

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Laurel Ramseyer

Laurel Ramseyer