While society is slowly progressing, this conflict reflects our collective ignorance of the historical oppression of queer people in media and society.
There is ongoing oppression that the LGBTQ+ community faces, even during the month that celebrates them.
On May 17, 2019, the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan had just been approved.
Homophobia is now punishable by up to five years in prison.
The recent slew of legislation restricting abortion rights is an attack on bodily autonomy for all people, not just cisgender women.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers race, sex, religion, and national origin; however, transgender status and sexual orientation have yet to be included.
On May 20th 2019, Chicago’s first openly gay, black, and female mayor was sworn in, making history.