The Gay Word
Often cisgender (straight people) become confused by all the terms used to describe gender identity and different types of sexuality. Although most are familiar with what the letters in the LGBTQ acronym represent within the gay community, people remain stumped when it comes to figuring out what the little “+” defines. The information provided below is not meant to be a vocabulary lesson, but rather an aid in helping others to understand the gender fluidity that exists in today’s society and to help others understand that gender identity and sexual identity have little or nothing to do with acceptance.
Members of the LGBT community are still fighting for equality today. Gay pride celebrations are now week long festivities that allow members of the LGBT community and their supporters to be out and stay out and show their pride for being the human being that they are. Here are some facts you may or may not know about the history of how gay pride evolved in the United States.
One of the most important things that Gay pride can teach individuals and families is that there is a joy in living freely. The history of this community hasn’t always been easy and there’s still a great deal of work to be done. However, the celebrations around Pride month are a simple demonstration of the struggle and the rewards that are being enjoyed.