What is an LGBT community?
LGBT is the short form for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. This involves social movements and is aimed at a common cause to provide freedom of choice especially related to sexuality, to the LGBT group. The community believes in individuality and having pride in one’s own identity and sexuality. The LGBT community respects the diversity among people. They want to uphold the ‘gay pride.’
The fight and struggle of the LGBT community are not new. It has been among us since forever, but the term LGBT came into use in the 1900s, though, at that time, it was used as LGB. During the 1950s, gay was also reversibly used as the unifying term for the whole community, and hence gay liberation started to circulate in the late 1980s.
Present-day scenario –
Today with the immense increment in digital platforms and social media. Social media has become a widespread tool to spread social messages and has made people understand the value of freedom and liberty and the power of voicing their opinion. This has enabled the LGBT community to put forth their thoughts, needs and raise their voice against injustice and discrimination. It has let more and more help connect with the community. People who do not belong to the LGBT community have also stood up to support the members and the community to gain equal rights. But such a change doesn’t come overnight, and the struggle for equality is still on until each and every person doesn’t believe in the equality of the LGBT community and freedom and liberty of one’s sexuality.
What is the rainbow flag?
Rainbow flag or the gay pride flag is a symbol to denote that all the members of the LGBT community are not ashamed of their identity; instead, they unfurl the flag reflecting ‘gay pride’ or ‘LGBT pride.’ The colors of the flag symbolize the diversity or variation of the whole LGBT community that has lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender.
How is the LGBT community evolving?
The LGBT community has expanded in LGBTQIA+, which stands for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and related communities. This improvisation makes sure that other similar communities are not left out of the movement; after all, it is aimed at equality that is everyone’s right as they believe that everyone cannot be the same. Some people are different from the majority, but this doesn’t make them abnormal it only makes them different from the lot. This doesn’t give the majority the right to look down upon them and discriminate against them on sexual grounds.
It can be said that the term and the ideology are themselves in an evolving phase that seems to have a much brighter and bigger future, but what is certain that this is a change for a good cause that will come into its full blooming form someday.