The LGBTQ+ community has long existed within society and has continued to face issues at the same time. The first documented gay rights organization appeared in the 1920s and since then plenty has popped out fighting and supporting the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Though this community has always been a part of society, many have seen it as taboo and even illegal. As many refusing to see sexual preferences and identity as something outside of the “standard norm,” many people in the LGBTQ+ community have been subjected to discrimination and violence.
During the month of July, we chose to celebrate Pride Month to spread awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and the way they are perceived in society. We asked around people from all over the globe about how the community were perceived in their countries/areas. With an abundance of quotes, we have witnessed both progress and setbacks for LGBTQ+ people, and we can only hope that this project will shed some light towards the community and support the rights of people in general, no matter their preferences, sexuality, gender or simply any traits that make people, people.
Check out the gallery above for the collection of Pride Month quotes.
In light of our Pride Month, we would also like to give a shout out to some organizations around the world who support the LGBTQ+ communities for those looking for help and support.
Check out the infographic below to view the organizations.