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LGBT Pride Month

 
 
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Rights for the American LGBT community have increased in recent decades. In 1990, the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental health disorder. Sexual orientation was first permitted as grounds for political asylum in the United States in 1994. The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal went into full effect in September 2011, and in June 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that all states must license and recognize same-sex marriages. Since that same year, transgender Americans have been able to serve openly in the military.

There has been significant progress toward equality, but there remains a long road ahead, as members of the LGBT community still face exclusion and discrimination. In celebrating LGBT Pride Month, charities take a stand for human rights, they champion diversity, and they hope to increase the visibility of both the beauty and struggles of this community. To the right are charities working to eliminate discrimination, promote equality, provide access to education, healthcare, and more for the LGBT community. Consider supporting one of these great charities with a gift today.

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