Take the Gay Rights Quiz

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    Mar 31, 2013 2:55 PM GMT
    Click on the link to take the Christian Science Monitor's Gay Rights Quiz. Some of the questions are challenging. I know quite a bit about this stuff, but, believe me, my score on this 27-question quiz was imperfect.

    http://m.csmonitor.com/USA/2013/0323/How-much-do-you-know-about-gay-rights-in-America-Take-the-quiz/A-March-13-2013-survey-conducted-by-the-Pew-Research-Center-found-that-what-percentage-of-Americans-now-support-same-sex-marriage
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    Mar 31, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    Once you take the quiz, share with us an additional question that should have been on it. For example, the quiz didn't ask about the following defining event:

    When did the Stonewall riots, which are commonly viewed as the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement, occur?

    Answer: 1969.
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    Mar 31, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    85%, but some of those questions were seriously reaching.

    They didn't ask anything about the Mattachine Society, Homosexual Rights March, The Advocate, or P.R.I.D.E., etc.

    (Yet somehow Tinky Winky and Dancing with the Stars are relevant to the gay rights movement?)
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    Mar 31, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    PolaroidSwinger said85%, but some of those questions were seriously reaching.

    They didn't ask anything about the Mattachine Society, Homosexual Rights March, The Advocate, or P.R.I.D.E., etc.

    (Yet somehow Tinky Winky and Dancing with the Stars are relevant to the gay rights movement?)


    Yeah, a few of the questions seemed a tad silly and were more about pop culture than gay rights. And I agree a question about the important role played by the Mattachine Society would have been appropriate.

    On the other hand, positive images of gay people in pop culture, including on frequently watched TV shows, are important. They help break barriers down and destroy the negative stereotypes that had previously dominated pop culture and culture generally.