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LGBTQ+ history months is just as important as ever, there is still work to be done

LGBTQ+ History

With LGBTQ+ History month over and this year’s Pride approaching fast it won’t be long before people start saying that it is not needed, that the community have the right to marry, that they haveĀ  equality.

The LGBTQ+ community has made leaps and bounds towards equality. Gay Marriage was made legal on June 5th 2015. This is a landmark achievement in the LGBTQ+ community.

It’s a day that will always be remembered. LGBTQ+ history month is a chance to celebrate it and to celebrate the people that fought for it. This will be remembered just as the Stonewall Riots. They were on July 3rd 1969 where the community rose up against unfair treatment by the Police at the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich village.

Remembrance is only one reason for Pride events and LGBTQ+ history month. As good as things are compared to the way they were in the past, there is lots more to think about.

Kalen said how there has been a lot of progress for the LGBTQ+ community. However, there is still a struggle, particularly when it comes to violence.

Kalen also agree with the necessity of LGBTQ+ History and Pride months. They say that people often mistake these for only being about Lesbians and Gays. They’re not, ‘The community is a lot more than just lesbians and gays that people think of.

It’s so rich and diverse, especially with trans people, gender diverse people, non binary people, bisexual people, gender queer people of colour.

Heroes of the Community

Marsha P Johnson

‘There are so many people we remember and respect in LGBTQ+ history month. ‘To remember people like Marsha P Johnson who was at the forefront of the Stonewall Riots and was a black queer trans woman’

Alan Turing is another to be remembered he was a savant. He’s partially responsible for thecomputers we use today. The Governmentcaught Alan Turing engaging in same sex acts, He chose to be chemically castraited than go to Prison. Alan Turing committed suicide by Cyanide in 1912.

Kalen said there are still acts of violence against members of the community. There are also many other travesties around the world that persecute the community.