LGBTQ Community

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What is the LGBTQ Community?

 

LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. The LGBTQ community is anybody who falls into these categories, or onto this spectrum. The term LGBTQ began being used during the 1980’s, and is now represented by the rainbow flag. The community first started being noticed after the Stonewall Riots of 1969 held in New York City.

 

Why should we support the LGBTQ community?

 

We should support the LGBTQ community because they are people and deserve respect and acknowledgement. The only thing different about them is their sexuality. The world is full of diversity and everybody should be supported and accepted for who they are.


Why does YEG support the LGBTQ Community?


People of the LGBTQ community are facing hate crimes and discrimination more and more every day. YEG supports the LGBTQ Community because we celebrate differences and diversity. YEG is full of diversity. This is a very important issue to our members and is also a topic we need to raise awareness about. Everybody is human and deserves love despite their differences.