LGBT COMMUNITY

The LGBT community is a loosely defined. Grouping of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, LGBT Organizations, and subcultures, united by a common culture and social movement. They are generally celebrated pride, diversity, individuality, and sexuality. The term pride or sometimes gay pride expresses the LGBT community’s identity and collective strength; pride parades provide both a prime example of the use and a demonstration of the general meaning of the term. The LGBT community is diverse in political affiliation. Not all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender consider themselves part of the LGBT community.

The group which can be included in LGBT community are gay village, LGBT rights Organizations, LGBT employee groups at companies, LGBT students groups in schools and universities, and LGBT-affirming religious groups.

Symbol:

This LGBT community has some symbol and certain colour. The Greek lambda symbol (“L” for liberation), triangles, ribbons, and gender symbols are also used as “gay acceptance” symbol. There are many types of flags to represent subdivisions in the gay community, but the most commonly recognized one is the rainbow flag. According to Gilbert Baker, creator of the commonly known rainbow flag, each colour represents a value in the community:

pink = sexuality

red = life

orange = healing

yellow = the sun

green = nature

blue = art

indigo = harmony

violet = spirit

Human and Legal Rights:

The LGBT community represented by a social component of the global community that is believed by many, including heterosexual allies, to be underrepresented in the area of civil rights. The current struggle of the gay community has been largely brought about by globalization. In the United States, World War II brought together many closeted rural men from around the nation and exposed them to more progressive attitudes in parts of Europe. In 1947, when the United Kingdom adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), LGBT activists clung to its concept of equal, inalienable rights for all people, regardless of their race, gender, or sexual orientation. The declaration does not specifically mention gay rights, but discusses equality and freedom from discrimination. In 1962, Clark Polak joined The Janus Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Same-Sex marriage:

In some parts of the world, partnership rights or marriage have been extended to same-sex couples. Opponents of same-sex marriage within the gay community argue that fighting to achieve these benefits by means of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples privatizes benefits (e.g., health care) that should be made available to people regardless of their relationship status. Opposition to the same-sex marriage movement from within the gay community should not be confused with opposition from outside that community.

LGBT multiculturalism:

LGBT multiculturalism is the diversity within the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community as a representation of different sexual Orientation, gender identities—as well as different ethnic, language, religious groups within the LGBT community. At the same time as LGBT and multiculturalism relation, may consider the inclusion of LGBT community into a larger multicultural model, as for example in universities, such multicultural model includes the LGBT community together and equal representation with other large minority groups such as African Americans in the United States.

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