As this year’s Pride Month comes to a close, Lydia (she/her), NAVCA Projects Officer, reflects on the importance of taking action. 

We are living through a time where LGBTQ+ discrimination, particularly against the transgender community, is prominent and frightening. We see the same harmful tropes being recycled over and over, with transgender people facing similar hostility to what we saw when same-sex marriage was legalised in 2013, or during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. As a queer person, it’s heartbreaking to see yourself and your community being demonised for simply wanting to exist. It feels more important than ever to take action and recognise that the LGBTQ+ community should be seen, heard, and valued as members of our society, who just want to be their authentic selves.

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