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LGBT youth feel more accepted in Boyle Heights, but say prejudice lingers

LGBT students in Boyle Heights say they live in a time when many classmates are either indifferent to or accepting of their sexual orientations; but some are still afraid of what might happen if they come out to family members. “I’m currently dating a girl, and while we get the odd stare occasionally, most people don’t seem to care. I come from a very conservative background, which frowns upon homosexuality, so I’ve definitely felt repressed before from my own culture.” A story on the evolving norms of sexuality in an East Los Angeles community, on Boyle Heights Beat.


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