Coming out is hard. But why?
When you're gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTIQ), coming out to your family and friends is a big deal. It can be terrifying; you're worried about how they'll react and whether or not they'll accept you for who you are. You might even think that they won't accept you at all! And in some cases, that's true: there are still homophobic people out there who don't support LGBTIQ communities.
But just because some people don't get Pride doesn't mean that it's not important to us! We've been fighting for our rights for decades now, and we're still fighting today. We have made huge strides in terms of visibility and acceptance over the years—but we aren't there yet. There are still many people who don't understand what being LGBTIQ means or why it matters so much to us. If anything, this should only motivate us to keep working towards equality for all—because everyone deserves happiness!
In addition to educating others about LGBTIQ issues and history, Pride celebrations around the world also serve as an opportunity for members of these communities to celebrate each other—and themselves!
there are so many things that make up the acronym "LGBTQIA+" but they all come down to a few basic things: love, acceptance, and support. All around the world, there are many organizations that work with LGBTIQA+ youth and adults on a daily basis. many of these organizations provide counseling, recourses, and even financial assistance for those who need it most.