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Letter: LGBT people are becoming world's scapegoats

Published March 6, 2014 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The growing intolerance of the LGBT community around the world is puzzling. Concerned when Russia and other countries began legalizing hate and discrimination again, I realized that they have decided on this group to scapegoat.

When any particular group, however benign, is the focus of relentless criticism and examination, especially by a state or with its approval, it is a purposeful way to take the focus off something else.

Why do we have to blame someone else when things are not going well? Unfortunately, it seems an all too human trait.

Suzanne Mellor

Salt Lake City