Pride Month
June is recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, but the fight for justice does not end there. As we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and how far we’ve come to accept those in it, we still have a long way to go in reaching true equality for all. As we continue to fight for better, we must challenge each other to stay educated on the issues LGBTQ+ citizens face and how to become better allies to this growing community.


LGBTQ+

LGBTQ is actually a shorter acronym for a more complete descriptor, LGBTQQIAAP:

Lesbian

A woman attracted to another woman.

Gay

A man attracted to another man or a woman attracted to another woman.

Bisexual

Someone attracted to more than one gender.

Transgender

A person whose gender identity or expression differs from their assigned biological sex.

Queer

Umbrella term for someone who is not heterosexual nor cisgender.

Rainbow Flag
The original 8 stripe version was designed by artist and activist Gilbert Baker in 1978 as a positive alternative to the pink triangle. This version included a hot pink and a turquoise stripe; both of which were removed by 1980.

The Progress Variant
Designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018. This version includes a chevron of black, brown, light blue, pink, and white to represent people of color, trans individuals, and those living with HIV/AIDS. The chevron points to the right to show forward movement.

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Questioning
Someone who is in question towards their gender identity, sexual orientation, or a combination.

Intersex
Someone born with sex characteristics not traditionally associated with male or female bodies.

Ally
A person who identifies as straight but supports people in the LGBTQ+ community.

Asexual
Someone with little to no sexual attraction

Pansexual
Someone attracted to all gender identities or a person’s qualities regardless of gender identity.

Lesbian

A woman attracted to another woman.

Gay

A man attracted to another man or a woman attracted to another woman.

Bisexual

Someone attracted to more than one gender.

Transgender

A person whose gender identity or expression differs from their assigned biological sex.

Queer

Umbrella term for someone who isnot heterosexual nor cisgender.

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Questioning
Someone who is in question towards their gender identity, sexual orientation, or a combination.

Intersex
Someone born with sex characteristics not traditionally associated with male or female bodies.

Ally
A person who identifies as straight but supports people in the LGBTQ+ community.

Asexual
Someone with little to no sexual attraction

Pansexual
Someone attracted to all gender identities or a person’s qualities regardless of gender identity.


Rainbow Flag
The original 8 stripe version was designed by artist and activist Gilbert Baker in 1978 as a positive alternative to the pink triangle. This version included a hot pink and a turquoise stripe; both of which were removed by 1980.

The Progress Variant
Designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018. This version includes a chevronof black, brown, light blue, pink, and white to represent people of color, trans individuals, and those living with HIV/AIDS. The chevronpoints to the right to show forward movement.

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LGBTQ+ Injustices in the US

HEALTH CARE

MENTAL HEALTH

26%
of transgender people are denied needed health care.

1/10
LGBTQ Americans faced mistreatment by a health care provider

39%
of the LGBTQ population had amental illness in the past year.

48%
of transgender adult report thatthey have considered suicide in the last year.

INCARCERATION

POVERTY

13%
Transgender women are 13% more likely to be sexually assaulted than male prisoners.

40%
of incarcerated women are lesbian or bisexual.

22%
of LGBT citizens in the US live in poverty.

29%
of Transgender people and cisgender bisexual women live in poverty.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

WORKPLACE

47%
of transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime.

2x
Bisexual people are 2x more likely to experience physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner

88%
of LGBTQ population are employed. 12% are unemployed. 34% are college educated.

46%
of LGBTQ workers are closeted in the workplace.

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LGBTQ+ Injustices in the US


Health Care

26%
of transgender people are denied needed health care.

1/10
LGBTQ Americans faced mistreatment by a health care provider


Mental Health

39%
of the LGBTQ population had a mental illness in the past year.

48%
of transgender adults report that they have considered suicide in the last year.


Incarceration

13%
Transgender women are 13% more likely to be sexually assaulted than male prisoners.

40%
of incarcerated women arelesbian or bisexual.


Poverty

22%
of LGBT citizens in the US live in poverty.

29%
of Transgender people and cisgender bisexual women live in poverty.


Sexual Assault

47%
of transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime.

2x
Bisexual people are 2x more likely to experience physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner


Workplace

88%
of LGBTQ population are employed. 12% are unemployed. 34% are college educated.

46%
of LGBTQ workers are closeted in the workplace.


WATCH

Documentaries

Movies + TV Shows

Carol
Netflix

Boys Don’t Cry
Rent for $3.99 on Prime Video

Milk
Rent for $3.99 on Prime Video

The Hours
Rent for $3.99 on Prime Video

Schitt’s Creek
POP & Netflix