12 Pictures That Prove We Have a Long Way to Go When It Comes to LGBTQ Rights

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It might seem like LGBTQ people are on level footing with cis folks these days, but during Pride month, it’s important not only to celebrate how far we’ve come towards equality, but also to highlight all of the spots where we definitely still have a long way to go.

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#12. Black trans women have to keep reminding people that they’re dying at an alarming rate.

#11. The aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.

#10. LGBTQ people who are out with their sexuality face discrimination literally everywhere they turn.

#9. These two women, who were beaten for refusing to kiss for the amusement of others.

#8. Doing this in public could still cost them their lives.

#7. Because laws like this are still on the books around the world.

#6. They’ve been fighting a long time.

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Lets not forget those who made a huge difference in the lgbtq+ community, those who fought for our rights. Lets not forget that a lot of this happened because of POC, a lot of them women. Lets not forget that the first pride parade was a riot. [ Stonewall— June 28 – July 1, 1969 ] #lgbtq #queer #transrights #gayrights #lgbtqrights

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#5. Gay marriage has only been legal a short time – and it used to be a crime.

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r/g: @revjacquilewis Before 1967, my marriage would have been illegal in most of the United States. ⁣ Love is always right. Except when we as humans call it wrong. Today is #LovingDay & I am up in the air on my way to DC for #MoralWitnessWednesday. If my liberation is tied to yours (as it i⁣ ⁣ Today is #LovingDay. Chief Justice Earl Warren and the nine other Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously in a landmark case, Loving v. Virginia, that "Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival …⁣ ⁣ Every year when this day comes I think about how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. ⁣ ⁣ It means something that Loving Day falls during Pride each year. And it means a LOT that this year is #Pride50, the anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Yes, I now have the right to marry the man I love, and yes, gay marriage is (at least legally) recognized across the United States. ⁣ ⁣ But if my liberation is tied to yours, how far have we really come if horrific acts of violence like the Pulse Shooting occurred just 2 years ago? (and killings and violence against LGBTQ people many times since?)⁣ ⁣ Today I celebrate my relationship with John. But am praying, working, FIGHTING for the right for all of us to LOVE FREELY on this earth as we were made to do. I’m⁣ in DC today taking it to the streets for #MoralWitnessWednesday.⁣ ⁣ There’s a lot of hate coming out of Washington right now. I don’t care about left or right, I care about love. And I will fight for it for all of us.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?⁣ ❤️??????⁣ ⁣ Read my Huff Post article about Loving Day in my bio @revjacquilewis⁣ ⁣ #LoveTransforms #LovingDay #loveislove⁣ #LoveIsLove #orlando #pulsenightclub #enoughisenough #GodIsLove #BoldNewLove⁣ #Freedom #LetLoveRule #WomensRights #Persevere #BlackLivesMatter ⁣ #LGBTQrights #intersectionality #progressivechristianity #ReclaimingChristianity #ReframingChristianity #LovingvVirginia #50DaysOfPride

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#4. Too many have died for the cause.

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? H A R V E Y ? M I L K ?

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#3. Many states are still actively trying to make discrimination legal.

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The amount of blue on this map shows that, regardless of people's beliefs, politicians have tried to restrict the rights of the LGBTQ+ community rather than free them. There are some politicians who are trying to free up the community from their burdens that the "majority group" had placed on them. It is time to move on and accept everyone! #lgbtqrights #accepteveryone

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#2. Enough said.

#1. This is real life.

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#LGBTQ #lgbt #lgbtitalia #lgbtrights #lesbian #gay #bisex #bisexual #queer #pride #pride2019 #lgbtrights #lgbtqrights #lgbtteens #lgbtyouth #loveislove #gayboy #trans #transgender #transexual #transrights #gayrights #lesbianrights #queerrights #queerrightsarehumanrights #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lgbtqi #lgbtpride #lgbtsupporter #lgbtsupport #lgbtcommunity

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Happy Pride!