Stories and Struggles of the LGBTQ+ Community

They say that a pot of gold awaits at the end of a rainbow, but for the LGBTQ+ community, there are no treasures. While the advent of the LGBTQ+ (or LGBTQQIAAP, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies, and Pansexual) community has brought about new meanings to rainbows and pride, the rest of the world, at its core, remains resistant to the possibilities of gender fluidity. And for these people, the struggle continues.
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A Celebration of Pride: LGBTQ Battles & Triumphs Throughout the Years

Picture this: five decades ago, homosexuality was considered a mental disorder; same-sex sexual activity a crime; and LGBTQ workers could’ve been fired easily. Fast forward to today where gays openly serve as frontiers in the military, function as noteworthy icons in the media, and occupy significant positions in the government.
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Gay pride

7 Things You Shouldn’t Ask Gay People

With Taiwan’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage and Jake Zyrus’ emancipation from Charice Pempengco to finally free himself from the shackles of the female body, as well as last month’s Pride Month that called forth Pride marches all over the world, it is accurate enough that we live in an age where the LGBT (or LGBTQQIAAP, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies, and Pansexual) community is becoming a cultural norm, at the very least for the most part.
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Chechnya: Crimes Against the Gay Community

Chechnya and Human Rights: Crimes Against Gay Community

Being gay isn’t easy, yet it’s easier than it’s ever been, at least in western countries that is. We’re not talking about the actual sexual orientation, but about acceptance and rights that still can’t be described as perfect anywhere. But even when looking at the flawed situation gay people sometimes find themselves in even in the most progressive countries, there will always be the cruel knowledge of just how much people have to suffer for their sexual orientation elsewhere in the world. The most recent case of which is just taking place in Chechnya.
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LGBTQ blood donations discrimination

Blood Donations Discrimination Still Exists for LGBTQ Donors

Blood truly is wonderful stuff. This red, salty liquid that flows through our views and arteries carries oxygen to and from the tissues, sustaining life and keeping us fit and healthy, yet behind the medical facade of it’s proven necessities there are discriminatory barriers in regards to blood donations.
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Transgender and the pope

The Catholic Church and Transgender Relations

For quite a while now, Pope Francis has been considered to be the hero of the moralist left within the United States and the Western world at large due to his views regarding modernisation and the acceptance of different orientations, religions and sub-cultures, ignoring the heresy that had existed for well over a thousand years that critiqued anything outside of the Catholic doctrine. So what about transgender people?
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UN Free & Equal: Why We Fight

To celebrate the International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia on May 17th 2016, the United Nations Human Rights organization asked people to help create a video that captures some of the strength and spirit that LGBTQ activists and allies bring to their work, and the sheer diversity of causes that help make up the movement globally.
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Manny Pacquiao’s Despicable Anti-LGBT Comment

It is almost election time in the Philippines, so it is just about normal that interviews and political debates among candidates are being aired left and right. One of the criteria people consider upon choosing a leader is their stand on issues concerning the people. One of which being the legalization of same-sex marriage.
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