Twitter celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by revealing some shocking facts on 17 May.
Even though the gay community is celebrating the legalisation of gay marriages in more countries of the western world, homosexuality remains illegal in 75 countries, according to The Independent.
Homeless Hub Canada shares that an estimated 25-40% of the youth homeless population identifies as part of the LGBTQ community – a fact which raises questions for the so called ‘modern societies’ too.
Manchester has always led the way in acceptance and equality, as it is thought to be one of the most gay-friendly cities in the UK.
Canal Street, commonly known as the Gay Village, is a nightlife hot spot for people of all backgrounds and attracts many visitors, whislt the Manchester Pride, taking place every year in August, is the biggest event of its kind in Britain.
The truth is, governments are trying to adapt to the societies’ needs, by creating laws which protect and secure equal rights for everyone.
Additionally, non-governmental organisations alongside activist campaigns have raised awareness and decreased incidents of homophobia or similar cause.
However, there are still many obstacles to overcome for people to feel free to be themselves anywhere in the world, and for societies to realise that we might be different, but we are all equal.
TNT LGBTQ Kelly Gkari