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The first reply comes from Russia, which is known for its homophobia but, I believe, 40-60% of population do not care.
Yes, the Government sees a national threat in LGBT. They enacted the well known law on gay propaganda in 2013, which makes it possible to fine people and even to intercept organizations. But it looks like it's up to a policeman to decide which action falls within the definition of "propaganda".
The main media ought to echo the Government to maintain its approval and funding (ain't that propaganda, hehe) so they continue spreading hate all over the country despite the fact like 10 years ago LGBT movies were broadcast on TV among other programs and shows, and it was okay to publicly speculate on sexuality of celebrities.
Of course, there are radicals who do their own justice like in the short horror movie I attached below. But they are everywhere.
And to mention, you must have heard of Chechnya. So you must know the situation better than us because this disaster is never covered by the media and all we happened to hear is that there were not LGBT in Chechnya (any more?).
So the aura is bad but it is imposed, it's not what people think. But transphobia, I'm afraid, is rated about 99%...
 

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Ireland endorses it more than i could imagine anywhere. Its good people can feel comfortable living their life no matter what.
 

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A bit hostile, but not too malevolent. Mainly on the right populist and right extremist side.
And gay celebs are not really helping with this, either...
 

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There's a lot to improve but compared to 20 years ago it's almost a different country.

20 years ago homosexual sexual relations were literally forbidden by law here. Nowadays it's not uncommon to see gay couples kissing and holding hands in public spaces.
 

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unfortunately very hostile. In fact there's a law against it, though believe it's just a symbolic policy as it isn't really enforced to my knowledge but that's probably because people keep it a secret. We have a few celebs who many believe are trans but have not officially come out.
Most of the younger educated people don't care and operate on the "whatever you do is your business" mantra, so that's a positive. There a few activist people raging against homophobia as well so that's another positive.
There are certain things we do in my country that I think are fine and shouldn't be westernized but social issues isn't one of those. I think there's something to be said about going to university abroad, it exposes you to a lot of stuff.
 

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In Luxembourg, same sex marriage has been introduced in 2015.

This was only possible because the strongest political party, the Christian-Social People's Party, which has been dominating the country most of the time since WW2, got ousted from the government by a coalition of Liberals, Socialists and Greens.

Luxembourgers in general are rather liberal and permissive towards the LGBT community, but influence of the church on the Christian-Social party managed to keep gay marriage off the legislative agenda until that big political change.

And then there was also the influence of the Netherlands and Belgium, which had already introduced same sex marriage before.

The two top politicians of the current government are openly gay and are also among the most popular.

I'm not gay, so I'm not the best person to judge this, but I don't think there is a strong anti-LGBT movement or sentiment in Luxembourg. However, straight people still make lots of jokes about gays, so it's not as if it was perceived completely normal. I also think the question of adoption by gay couples is still considered controversial, although legally it's possible.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Luxembourg#Adoption_and_family_planning
 

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https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2019/01/31/jeffrey-younger-james-transgender-son-luna/

This is the situation in the US, ever wondered why some people hate this LGBT agenda if it has such derivatives?
We have come to homo- and transgender phobia to irrational LGBT loving and accepting, at all costs.

Which is gonna be costly to those particular societies, in every sense of the word, that embrace it...
Holy shit! Transgender therapy should be illegal for anyone under 18.
 

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Social acceptance of LGBT in The Netherlands is high. Probably because we were the first country to allow same sex sexual activity, same sex marriage and have been the leading nation in accepting the LGBT community by giving them more rights (e.g. adoption, IVF for lesbian couples etc.). Amsterdam Pride, Pink Saturday, gay bars in big cities, we have it all. We even have a national 'Homomonument' to remember the homosexuals who were killed during WWII.

However, there is still a lot of hostility on the streets and in schools towards gay people. 'Gay' is considered a swear word among children. Recently, two men who were holding hands got beaten up by random idiots. In football, the most popular sport by far in my country, male players still don't feel comfortable to express themselves as liking other men. Last week, a journalist made a report about hidden conversion therapy in The Netherlands. It was shocking!

Personally, I hate the word 'gay'. I know it's part of someone's identity and it's normal for people to use the 'Us vs. Them' mentality, but as long as we need to use multiple words (e.g. gay, lesbian) for the same thing (i.e. loving someone) full acceptance is out of the question and this will only lead to division. True love doesn't need different words.
 

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Personally, I hate the word 'gay'. I know it's part of someone's identity and it's normal for people to use the 'Us vs. Them' mentality, but as long as we need to use multiple words (e.g. gay, lesbian) for the same thing (i.e. loving someone) full acceptance is out of the question and this will only lead to division. True love doesn't need different words.
Nice PC bullshit.

Those words express the type of sexual orientation, not that of affection.
 

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Nice PC bullshit.

Those words express the type of sexual orientation, not that of affection.
People use the word 'gay' to describe a certain lifestyle. It's unnecessary to call men/women who like men/women 'gay/lesbian', because 'homosexual' is perfectly fine. But of course they feel the need to have their own identity as well, that's why a lot of people only think about men when using the term 'homosexual'.

Personally, I've never heard a woman/man married to a man/woman call their marriage 'heterosexual', but when a woman/man wants to marry another woman/man, there is the need to categorise. By these people and by others. I think this is wrong, because it leads to division.

You can ask any sexologist that using words like 'gay' and 'lesbian' is a thing of modern individualistic societies. Since the beginning of mankind, same sex sexual activities were present, especially in hierarchical communities. Today, it's considered a 'lifestyle'.

By the way, I'm so done with people using the PC card. Get rid of the South Park-mentality and make up your own mind for once.
 

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People use the word 'gay' to describe a certain lifestyle. It's unnecessary to call men/women who like men/women 'gay/lesbian', because 'homosexual' is perfectly fine. But of course they feel the need to have their own identity as well, that's why a lot of people only think about men when using the term 'homosexual'.

Personally, I've never heard a woman/man married to a man/woman call their marriage 'heterosexual', but when a woman/man wants to marry another woman/man, there is the need to categorise. By these people and by others. I think this is wrong, because it leads to division.

You can ask any sexologist that using words like 'gay' and 'lesbian' is a thing of modern individualistic societies. Since the beginning of mankind, same sex sexual activities were present, especially in hierarchical communities. Today, it's considered a 'lifestyle'.

By the way, I'm so done with people using the PC card. Get rid of the South Park-mentality and make up your own mind for once.
Look, most genuinely compassionate & sensible people have no issue w/ others' lifestyles as long as it doesn't harm others & completely denounce what those thugs (just curious but do u know if they were Arab/muslims?) did to that couple. With that said, u have to realize there r many who don't come from the super open society (i'm guessing Amsterdam) that u might b used to & exposed to, so u should also respect & b as tolerant to others who may b brought up w/ other values who may not want their family, esp. children in formative age, overexposed to alternative lifestyles.
 

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To put it mildly: it’s a backward country in terms of social and cultural freedom. A lot LGBT people or simply unorthodox people have emigrated cause they feel uncomfortable or even persecuted.
 

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Here in Austria many people dislike the glorification of LGBT lifestyles and implying that these people were something special or important but in the end no one really cares how others live their life in that regard so it’s ok. Even though our right leaning government unsuccessfully wanted to prevent the introduction of same-sexy marriage when it was made legal by our Supreme Court this year.
 

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Look, most genuinely compassionate & sensible people have no issue w/ others' lifestyles as long as it doesn't harm others & completely denounce what those thugs (just curious but do u know if they were Arab/muslims?) did to that couple. With that said, u have to realize there r many who don't come from the super open society (i'm guessing Amsterdam) that u might b used to & exposed to, so u should also respect & b as tolerant to others who may b brought up w/ other values who may not want their family, esp. children in formative age, overexposed to alternative lifestyles.
No, they were Caucasian as one could be. Homophobia is not a Muslim thing.

Funny you automatically assume that I'm from Amsterdam. Uhm, no, I'm from the Northern part of The Netherlands and live closer to Germany than our capital. Apart from a couple of conservative regions, The Netherlands has a very open society. Dutch people don't have to travel to Amsterdam to get an abortion or buy marihuana. LGBT bars and prostitution are omnipresent. In fact, the Dutch society is so open, we even allow marriage servants to refuse same sex couples as clients although same sex marriage is legal. Another example, doctors aren't forced to carry out a euthanasia request although this is legal as well. In this respect, we seem to acknowledge the personal feelings and thoughts of professionals. I don't agree with everything, but I'm happy to live in a society in which freedom is very important.

You are probably a good person, but your last sentence makes me sad. Why do you view a certain lifestyle as alternative just because you are not like that? What makes it alternative? As said before, same sex activities are as old as mankind. Biologists have discovered homosexual behaviour among species. So you could say it's quite natural. There are a lot of psychologists/sociologists/sexologists who consider homosexual behaviour as a natural trait for humans as well instead of the common dichotomous view (i.e. heterosexual or homosexual) most people have.

I think that's the main difference between tolerance (accepting others) and intolerance (neglecting others). In my opinion, it makes you intolerant saying you don't want "children in formative age overexposed to alternative lifestyles" and other people, including myself, need to tolerate this. That's not how it works. It's a two-way street of course.
 

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No, they were Caucasian as one could be. Homophobia is not a Muslim thing.

Funny you automatically assume that I'm from Amsterdam. Uhm, no, I'm from the Northern part of The Netherlands and live closer to Germany than our capital. Apart from a couple of conservative regions, The Netherlands has a very open society. Dutch people don't have to travel to Amsterdam to get an abortion or buy marihuana. LGBT bars and prostitution are omnipresent. In fact, the Dutch society is so open, we even allow marriage servants to refuse same sex couples as clients although same sex marriage is legal. Another example, doctors aren't forced to carry out a euthanasia request although this is legal as well. In this respect, we seem to acknowledge the personal feelings and thoughts of professionals. I don't agree with everything, but I'm happy to live in a society in which freedom is very important.

You are probably a good person, but your last sentence makes me sad. Why do you view a certain lifestyle as alternative just because you are not like that? What makes it alternative? As said before, same sex activities are as old as mankind. Biologists have discovered homosexual behaviour among species. So you could say it's quite natural. There are a lot of psychologists/sociologists/sexologists who consider homosexual behaviour as a natural trait for humans as well instead of the common dichotomous view (i.e. heterosexual or homosexual) most people have.

I think that's the main difference between tolerance (accepting others) and intolerance (neglecting others). In my opinion, it makes you intolerant saying you don't want "children in formative age overexposed to alternative lifestyles" and other people, including myself, need to tolerate this. That's not how it works. It's a two-way street of course.
Most progressive citizens support the freedoms that come w/ living in mainly western societies but decent progressive people also realize there r responsibilities & thresholds that accompany those freedoms. Personally, i don't subscribe to much of what comes out of modern psychology as in Freud & what followed. Like many theories in psychology, they're never really proven or convincing enough & instead have become more of a media & profit driven/motivated industry. My biggest concern is the unregulated exposure to any type of eroticism whether hetero or homo to impressionable children whereby we see the rise in incidences of pedophilia & the like.
 

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Most progressive citizens support the freedoms that come w/ living in mainly western societies but decent progressive people also realize there r responsibilities & thresholds that accompany those freedoms. Personally, i don't subscribe to much of what comes out of modern psychology as in Freud & what followed. Like many theories in psychology, they're never really proven or convincing enough & instead have become more of a media & profit driven/motivated industry. My biggest concern is the unregulated exposure to any type of eroticism whether hetero or homo to impressionable children whereby we see the rise in incidences of pedophilia & the like.
I don't know how to respond to this kind of illogical reasoning.

Let's agree to disagree.
 

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To put it mildly: it’s a backward country in terms of social and cultural freedom. A lot LGBT people or simply unorthodox people have emigrated cause they feel uncomfortable or even persecuted.
It's better in bigger cities and in western Poland. I live in a small town close to Belarus and tolerance for lgbt people here is very low. They're invisible for most people, hiding when they're in non-hetero relationships, being singles to rest of their lifes or even married as a fake hetero. Of course a lot of them emigrated.
 
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