While Republicans and their Christofascists overlords continue unrelenting attacks on LGBT people, especially through disingenuous "religious freedom" laws that seek to grant Christian extremists special rights and licenses to discriminate, in the wider society LGBT acceptance is increasing markedly. At home, in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Pride Fest is now the second largest festival on the Norfolk waterfront and once conservative private clubs are accepting LGBT members. The downside in the minds of some is the decline of a separate gay culture and the demise of many LGBT clubs as younger gays now go to mainstream clubs with their straight friends. It all leaves me with mixed emotions. A piece in Huffington Post looks at the phenomenon. Check it out.