LGBTQIA+: The Definition of Identifying as Queer
Social norms and customs have changed quite a few times throughout the centuries. A few examples include gender roles, family dynamics, interracial marriage, and many others. In the late 1980s, the initialism of LGBT became the term for our community to help and support one another to fight against discrimination, persecution, and hate for just embracing and celebrating who we are. Throughout the years, LGBT has evolved to become LGBTQIA+ because our family recognizes the vast identities that make each one of us unique. Today, we will talk about our beloved family members who identify as queer, a term that was historically used (and unfortunately to this day) to hurt and segregate.
We Know That Q in LGBTQIA+ Refers to Queer, But What Does Queer Mean?
Identities are truly personal and it can get a little complex when it comes to how you feel about yourself and how you feel toward others as outdated notions of gender and sexuality are contributing factors. Queer is an umbrella term to describe someone other than heterosexual or cisgender, but it can also mean a lot of other things. It is a term that is filled with emotions and meanings, aspects that make you and your beloved one-of-a-kind. Being queer is not exclusive to one definition. Being queer or identifying as queer means acceptance, inclusivity, and love.
Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Movement
Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or any other identity, one thing is for certain. We must continue our fight for freedom and equal human rights. The LGBTQIA+ community, our beloved global rainbow family, will need to unite to rid the world of hate, discrimination, racism, bigotry, and prejudice; things that hinder the world from being a loving, caring, accepting, supportive, and inclusive society. But, where do you start when it comes to your journey toward supporting the community?
Ways to Embrace Your Authentic Self While Expanding Your Reach to Support LGBTQIA+
You can show the world that you celebrate all the wonderful identities of our colorful community by:
- Attending and participating in rallies and marches.
- Supporting foundations and organizations that support equal human rights.
- Hosting gatherings or events that help our beautiful community.
- Voting at every election.
Wearing an American pride shirt that supports LGBTQIA+ is also a great way to embrace your truth while supporting the community. In addition to Gay Pride merch t-shirts, you can also wave or cape the most glorious and absolutely gorgeous Pride flags from our store.
Committed and Dedicated
We at Pride Clothes are irrevocably committed and dedicated to supporting our amazing and inclusive community of unique and iconic individuals like yourself. We are here to help you live the life you were meant to live; a loving, peaceful, safe, and happy life. We are here for you, and together, we can make a difference by empowering our family with the inspiration and motivation to fight for equal rights not special rights as a community member or an ally. Shop today and be part of the global movement right away!