LGBT culture is a culture shared by lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender , questioning , and queer individuals. It is sometimes referred to as queer culture indicating people who are queer , while the term gay culture may be used to mean "LGBT culture" or to refer specifically to homosexual culture. LGBT culture varies widely by geography and the identity of the participants. Elements common to cultures of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people include:. Not all LGBT people identify with LGBT culture; this may be due to geographic distance, unawareness of the subculture's existence, fear of social stigma or a preference for remaining unidentified with sexuality- or gender-based subcultures or communities.
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Sunbathing and cruising were very popular at the piers, and reclaimed the disused industrial wasteland as a queer space, complete with artwork and graffitied poems. Leonard Fink. The Unofficial Mayor of Christopher Street. What would we have without Leonard Fink? Activist and avid photographer, Fink was there at the very beginnings of gay liberation.
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American Journal of Community Psychology. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered LGBT people continue to experience various forms of oppression and discrimination in North America and throughout the world, despite the social, legal, and political advances that have been launched in an attempt to grant LGBT people basic human rights. Even though LGBT people and communities have been actively engaged in community organizing and social action efforts since the early twentieth century, research on LGBT issues has been, for the most part, conspicuously absent within the very field of psychology that is explicitly focused on community research and action—Community Psychology. The psychological and social impact of oppression, rejection, discrimination, harassment, and violence on LGBT people is reviewed, and recent advances in the areas of LGBT health, public policy, and research are detailed.
Through media advocacy, GLAAD lifts up the stories of bisexual and allied communities to build understanding and accelerate acceptance. Some people prefer to avoid any label at all. Bisexual erasure or bisexual invisibility is a pervasive problem in which the existence or legitimacy of bisexuality either in general or in regard to an individual is questioned or denied outright.