Britney Spears tweeted out a big thank you to GLAAD for its Accelerating Acceptance study and gave a message of deep support to the LGBT community on Friday.
GLAAD’s study illustrates how the LGBT awareness fight still has a long way to go in the U.S. For example, according to the study: 28 percent of respondents are not comfortable having an LGBT doctor and 29 percent of non-LGBT respondents are not comfortable witnessing a same sex couple holding hands!
Sarah Kate Ellis, GLADD’s CEO and President, commented: “2015 was a monumental year for the LGBT community, but marriage equality is a benchmark – not a finish line. The hard work of legislative change must go hand in hand with that which cannot be decided in a courtroom: changing hearts and minds….. In order to enact meaningful change, we first need to understand how Americans really feel about LGBT people and issues. This report gives us tremendous insight into present-day sentiments, and helps us hone GLAAD’s culture-changing programs to tackle complacency and drive acceptance forward.”
While Britney is excited about the increased acceptance of LGBT people, she agreed GLAAD’s conclusion and believes “We still have A LOT of work to do to achieve social change.”
The recent study is the second year that GLAAD has polled LGBT acceptance among non-LGBT people. Hopefully next year’s poll will show even more progress, but for now there appears to still be a lot of work to do. As Britney would say, “Now get to work, B*tch!”