On the New Yorker Radio Hour, Masha Gessen on the sweeping changes for L.G.B.T.Q. people that have taken place since the 1969 Stonewall uprising. Can the movement advance in the face of political backlash?
For generations, living openly as a gay person in the United States was difficult, and often dangerous. But there's been a dramatic change in public attitudes toward gay people. This week, we explore one of the most striking transformations of public attitude ever recorded. And we consider whether the strategies used by gay rights activists hold lessons for other groups seeking change.