The LGBT community has a lot to be proud of — from legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States, to overcoming tragedies like the Pulse massacre and combatting the hatred of those who push back on the rights and lives of so many LGBT individuals — in our country and across the globe.
But amidst all of the good we have come to achieve over the years, there still remains much room for improvement. The following pages are filled with stories that deal with the LGBT community and beyond. We need to continue to secure rights and equality, but we also need to ensure that we are treating our own LGBT family with the same inclusivity.
More youth are coming out than ever before, our community is securing more rights and representation every day and we have been given the opportunity to stand on a soap box and show the world what it means to be LGBT. But that also means we should be presenting an image of love, community and inclusivity that incorporates all members of our community.
From the fight to ban the harmful practice of conversion therapy on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, to social media apps expanding opportunities to discuss sexual health, to social opportunities outside of bars and clubs, these stories seek to start a discussion on where the community goes from here.