By Michael Brown
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40 years in the past, such a lot american citizens stated they did not be aware of somebody who used to be gay and claimed to grasp little or not anything approximately homosexuality. this present day, there is rarely a sitcom with no well known homosexual personality, videos like Milk and Brokeback Mountain have received Oscars, or even humans journal celebrated the wedding of Ellen Degeneres and Portia DeRossi.
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