The annual LGBTQ pride month is in going, which attract the world's LGBTQ groups to celebrate together. They have variety activities to express their love, their rights on choosing the lovers.
What is LGBTQ?
The LGBTQ letter stands for the initial of lesbbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.
Lesbian, The word comes from the island of Lesbos where Sappho, the great Greek poetess, lived in the 6th century BC. The poet conveyed strong feelings towards the same sex in her works, and slowly the poetess became synonymous with lesbianism. The name of the island on which she lives refers to a woman who shares Sappho's sexual orientation
Gay,Gay men are men who are attracted to men and want to develop intimate relationships and sexual behavior with them. The word Gay can also be used in some contexts to refer to the Gay community in general, not just Gay men. In the current social environment, what people know most about sexual minorities is probably gay men, and this characteristic is inseparable from patriarchal society.
Bisexual,The term "Bisexual" is originally derived from botany, referring to plants that have both male and female reproductive organs. At first Biseuality refers to the hermaphrism which has both sex reproductive organs physically. Until 1915, Ellis, a British scholar, changed its use in his research. From then on, Biseuality contains the meaning of "the person who has desire for both sexes" As research has evolved, scholars have come to believe that bisexuality is a separate sexual orientation that, together with heterosexuality and homosexuality, constitutes a continuum of human sexual orientation.
Transgender, The term was first coined in the late 1980s by men who wanted to live like women but could not find the right words to express themselves. Transgender replaced the term Transsexual, which does not include people of a non-traditional gender who do not want to change their bodies through hormones or surgery. The emergence of the word transgender reflects the deeper exploration of human being's own sexuality.
Queer, Since the 1980s, queerness has included anyone whose sexual orientation does not conform to mainstream culture and the dominant gender or sexual norms. All gays, lesbians, bisexuals and other people who don't want to be identified by a label can call themselves queer.
LGBTQ Pride Month
LGBT Pride Month occurs in the United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.
The LGBTQ Pride Month also get the recognition of the United States government. The President Bill Clinton declared June is the "Gay & Lesbian Pride Month " in 1999 and 2000. The President Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month from 2009 to 2016. President Donald Trump also acknowledge LGBT Pride Month in 2019 through the tweeting. The laterly, President Joe Biden declared June LGBTQ+ Pride Month in 2021.
The Rainbow Flag, also known as the LGBTQ pride flag and gay pride flag, is a flag symbolizing the gender minority (LGBT) community. The current Rainbow Flag is the six version from 1979, also named as "six-color rainbow flag".
The flag was first designed by San Francisco-based artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. the most commonly used rainbow flags are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, the six colors symbolizes life, healing, sunlight, nature, harmony and spirit.
The Rainbow Flag is widely used across the global, which is the strong words of the LGBTQ.
How to Celebrating LGBTQ?
During the Pride Month, there are variety celebrating activities, like watching LGBTQ movies, watch LGBTQ TV shows, dance party, parade, and the community activities.
The most welcomed is the celebration parade, wearing the rainbow colors clothes, wearing the rainbow colored body jewelry, waving the rainbow flag, to join the parade, to find the community and enjoy the happiness of the rights to express your love to your lovers, just speak out loudly.
The LGBTQ Pride Month is not only the celebrating month for the LGBTQ group, it also represent a global respect fro gender minorities, and for human rights, equality and love.
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