Because it's important to remember that there are still so many good and decent people in this country.
And also that things are (despite what it might feel like) constantly going forward.
At work today I attended the staff induction for new starters (to talk about the area where I work, which went very well), and caught the last bit of the previous talk where the director for Equality and Diversity was impressing upon them that these things are a legal requirement
. It is the law
that we have to be inclusive and open and welcoming and help integrate different groups etc. This is good.
And the other day I saw a bin lorry, which had a massive 'advert' on the side for 'STOP HATE', with lines like 'Homophobia is a choice, sexuality isn't' and 'Racism is a choice, ethnicity isn't' and so forth.
Plus of course there's the current Lloyds advert, which amongst other things features a same sex proposal
, which was then followed up by a massive poster campaign throughout the country. Follow the link to see both. :)
All this is important. Things are far from perfect, but hopefully they are going in the right direction.