LGBT+ Activists Around The World Part 1

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Even if most of my life has become a lot of LGBT+ writing. Ever since I came out, sharing my life here and topics I feel the need to talk about. If this can help only one person not feel alone, then I reached my aim. I never wanted to be an activist, and I’m not saying I am one. There are several LGBT+ activists I feel the need to remember.

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Claudia Castrosín Verdú who is also known as Claudia Castro is an LGBT+ activist from Argentine. Started her career in activism when La Fulana, a support association for lesbians and bisexual women. However, a year before, she founded the LGBT newspaper Queer, relaunched in 2009 as the LGBT Federation newsletter. She was the one who started the path for the Equal Marriage Law in Argentina, which bill passed in 2010.

Godfather of Mardi Gras' Ron Austin passes away aged 90 - Star Observer

Ron Austin is an LGBT+ activist from Australia who is better known as one of the members who started Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978. In his youth, he joined the Campaign Against Moral Persecution (CAMP) group, whose job was to break down barriers of end discrimination against queer people. Sadly, he died in 2019 at age 90.

In the upcoming days, I will be doing more research on who shaped the LGBT+ community to be the one we have today. I’m grateful for these people who overcame the pressure from the mindset of that time. So that the next generations can benefit. If you enjoyed this post, come back Wednesday for part 2.

Alex

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15 thoughts on “LGBT+ Activists Around The World Part 1

  1. Bayard Rustin. Without him, maybe there would be no platform for the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. He was kicked out of the Civil Rights movement he helped found because not only was he gay, he was tied with communism.

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    1. Thanks my dear this is Jonathan from Uganda and a gay and asylum seeker in Kenya refugees camp my dear I would like to have your support because the place is fully of homophobia please thank

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  2. Lou Sullivan was a fighter for access to testosterone therapy for “homosexual trans men” in San Francisco during the 60s and 70s. (We need to remember that non-binary was not a concept within the trans community until the 90s.) Helped develop the current post-modern understanding separating sexual orientation from gender identity. Founder of FtM International, the largest organisation for trans men and other transmasculine individuals. He thought it was ironic that, as he laid dying from AIDS, he was dying as many of the other gay men around him, when the clinics of the time tried to deny him his right to transition.

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  3. And everybody who heard the story of the Stonewall Riots, all too often thinks it was started by cis, gay men. Nah, the first one to go back at the cops was a black, trans woman. Marsha P. Johnson. May she (and the others I’ve just referenced) rest in peace. 🙏

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  4. Hey Alex, My office is running the Pride month this June. We have meetings to help us understand the unconscioous bias and interviews of employees who have declared themselves as LGBTQ+. It is painful to hear their struggles with their families and the rest of the world to be accepted for themselves. It is important that we all keep talking so that everyone breaks the silence.

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