LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The term is used collectively to unite people belonging to this community. The LGBT community aims to establish a world where there is equality and respect for every individual. They do not want to be judged or mistreated on sexual grounds and want liberty and freedom for the same. The main purpose of the fight is the struggle for recognition and identity, justice against inequality, freedom of choice, and liberty. The LGBT community has been expanding, and now more communities with similar causes and sufferings have also become a part of it. The term has become LGBTQIA+, where QIA+ stands for queer, intersex, asexual, and related communities. This has helped the community become stronger and bring justice for everyone who has been facing injustice on sexuality as sexuality is an individual’s concern and bothers none other.
What are the different LGBT symbols, and why are they used?
Symbols and signs have been used in revolutions for identification same is the case with the LGBT community who has adopted several symbols to denote pride, unity, strength, identity, and ideology. Example of some of the symbols are –
- Pink triangle – the pink triangle in the LGBT community symbolizes self-identity. It has been used to bring awareness to the LGBT community. The symbol traces back to the Nazis, where it was used as a shaming tag, but this changed into spreading positivity and has become an important symbol to depict the LGBT community.
- Rainbow flag – the rainbow flag symbolizes the diversity in the LGBT community. It is also known as the pride flag to show that the community is proud of its identity. It also gives a ray of hope and liberation to the community. It has six colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Each color has its importance and message. The rainbow flag has become one of the most prominent symbols of the LGBT community.
- Lambda – lambda also became an important symbol for the LGBT community to denote gay liberation and the fight against injustice to make people aware and enlightened about the discrimination and injustice faced by the LGBT community.
The world might have very developed technology-wise, but where is the mental development? People still do not stop to judge and mistreat minorities or people who are different from them. All that the LGBT community demands are equality and harmony. As everyone has the right to lobe their life on their terms and conditions with no boundaries and restrictions. The world has many problems to deal with, and let us not make inequality one of them.
The unequal treatment can be dealt with unity. Today many people who don’t even belong to the LGBT category have come forward to stand for what’s right, and the fight has become stronger.