LGBTQ+ History Month is a great time to support LGBTQ+ individuals and work on being an ally, but it’s also something that is important to do year-round.
No one likes to feel invisible. LGBTQ representation in media helps alleviate years of silence and invisibility in the community, while also teaching those outside the community that LGBTQ people exist and are as valued as anyone else.
This country needs to get a grip on reality and understand that we have not progressed for LGBTQ men, women, and non-binary folks nearly as much as we would like to believe.
2. The LGBTQ community is beautiful
I hope every queer kid in the world hears Prime Minister Trudeau’s apology. I hope every leader in the world follows his example and tries to remedy the injustice they inflicted on their LGBTQ people.
A safe space in the Mormon church “where LGBT individuals, as well as those questioning their orientation, can associate with like individuals, ask questions, and know that they are not alone.”
The fallout from this statement was swift, and McGowan has since attempted to apologize. However, I think a large point and a chance to evaluate the LGBTQ movement were sorely missed through all the anger and hurt.
Tensions rose even higher, leading to the man threaten her. I grabbed my phone and inched forward, ready to call the police if it turned physical.
It is tragic because children sit in his church, hear his message, and then hate themselves for years, maybe longer.
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