LGBTQ+ Community
Short Background of LGBTQ+ People
LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBT community (also known as the LGBTQ+ community, GLBT community, or the gay community) is a loosely defined grouping of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer individuals united by a common culture and social movements. These communities generally celebrate pride, diversity, individuality, and sexuality. LGBT activists and sociologists see LGBT community-building as a counterweight to heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sexualism, and conformist pressures that exist in the larger society. The term pride or sometimes gay pride expresses the LGBT community's identity and collective strength.

LGBTQ+ people face domestic violence at rates equal to or higher than heterosexual and cisgender people. However, it’s a reality that’s rarely discussed and even more rarely reported. This could be because LGBTQ+ people fear that if they ask for help, they might have to deal with homophobic, biphobic or transphobic reactions from police or other officials. And, LGBTQ+ people who haven’t come out to friends or family members often feel it’s riskier to confide in someone than to just put up with the abuse.

Please respect a person’s pronouns, gender, and sexuality, we are all humans and just because some people don’t see love, life, the same way as you do doesn’t give you the right to disrespect them and be rude to them. It is their life therefore it shouldn’t affect yours at all, be good and kind to your fellow humans. Don’t make generalizations or treat LGBTQ+ people as stereotypes, or representatives of everyone else who shares their sexual orientation or gender identity. People are all unique and have their own way of expressing themselves.
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Darling Acevedo
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Created on 2022-04-07 at 00:11 and last updated on 2022-04-07 at 00:15.