The gay community, or LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, is a loosely defined grouping of LGBT and LGBT-supportive people, organizations and subcultures, united by a common culture and civil rights movements. These communities generally celebrate pride, diversity, individuality, and sexuality. LGBT activists and sociologists see LGBT community-building as an antidote to heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, sex-negativity, and conformist pressures thought to exist in the larger society. The term gay pride is used to express the LGBT community's identity and collective strength; gay pride parades provide both a prime example of the use and a demonstration of the general meaning of the term. The LGBT community is diverse in political affiliation. Not all LGBT individuals consider themselves part of an LGBT community.
Groups that may be considered part of the LGBT community include gay villages, LGBT rights organizations, LGBT employee groups at companies, LGBT student groups in schools and universities, and LGBT-affirming religious groups.
Within the LGBT community there exist identifiable sub-communities, such as the leather community, the bear community, the chubby community, the lesbian community, the bisexual community, the transgender community, and the drag community.
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... in 1992, and is the oldest and largest LGBT student organization in the Philippines, Progay-Philippines, founded in 1993, which led the first Gay March in Asia in 1994 ... Since the 1990s LGBT people have become more organized and visible, both politically and socially ... There are large annual LGBT pride festivals, and several LGBT organizations which focus on the concerns of University students, women and transgender people ...
... they would be shunned by their families and friends and possibly threatened by community members ... Sierra Leone avoid making public statements on LGBT rights or come out in opposition to them on religious grounds ... Members of the LGBT community in Sierra Leone began to campaign for LGBT rights in 2002, with the creation of the Dignity Association ...
... While being a gay mecca of the 1980s and 1990s, Miami Beach never had a city-sanctioned Gay Pride Parade until April 2009 ... With strong support from Mayor Bower, Miami Beach had its first Gay Pride Festival in April 2009 It is now an annual event ...
... century, neither a human rights movement nor a LGBT community as a group of people, united by common values and conscious of the shared cultural and historical. 2006, the Gay Pride Movement strengthened the disagreements between different LGBT groups and with society at large ... At that time LGBT culture was developing fast in the West, also in the area of art cinema ...
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“when Mrs Kindhead comes to collect for the Community Chest
grab her and tell her There are unfavorable omens in the sky!
And when the mayor comes to get my vote tell him
When are you going to stop people killing whales!”
—Gregory Corso (b. 1930)