It’s 2018, but the fight is far from over.
Over the years, as countries progressed, eyes and hearts have opened in acceptance to LGBTQIA+ community, with Pride Month being celebrated every June all over the world. In 2015, the United States legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, and the news peaked internationally, with other countries anticipating their turn, tirelessly fighting for equality, and patiently waiting for love to win in their own homeland. However, sad as it may be, many conservatives still refuse to acknowledge the existence of the LGBTQIA+ community, even involving the law in their vile attempt to apprehend the innocent.
Many LGBTIQA+ individuals experience various forms of abuse everywhere they go. Sexual harassment and rape threats have become an ugly common ground. Hospitals refuse to cover certain medical treatment and procedures. Something as mundane as using the bathroom can become enough of an issue to be brought to court. Can you imagine living with this lack of humanity on the daily?
Fortunately, for these kids, the law was on their side. These kids won various discriminatory cases, and earned settlement after each court hearing – and rightfully so. However, it’s not enough that money be thrown into the big picture. Despite the country’s progression, and the openness the community is receiving over the last few years, the fight continues on.