June sees the month long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, a time to recognise the diversity and contributions made by our LGBTQ+ friends and a time for joy, celebration, and reflection, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate.
One of the most significant changes over the past 20 years is the increased acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in society. It is necessary to remind ourselves, that in the not-so-distant past, gay people faced legal discrimination in many areas of life, including employment, housing, and even marriage.
Thankfully, things have changed and this month we get to celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends, for who they are. There is still much to do to help combat stereotypes and promote understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. One reason to celebrate is the increased visibility of LGBTQ+ in popular culture with TV shows like “Queer as Folk” and “This is Going to Hurt”, where LGBTQ+ stories are increasingly being told and celebrated in mainstream media.
But perhaps the most important reason to celebrate LGBTQ+ month is simply to celebrate love and inclusivity. The LGBTQ+ community is diverse, with people from all walks of life, and celebrating that diversity can help us appreciate the unique experiences and perspectives that each individual brings to the party.
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So this June, let's celebrate with our LGBTQ+ friends. Let's applaud the progress we've made, but let's also remember that there is still work to be done. By promoting understanding and acceptance, we can continue to make the world a better place for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.