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LGBTQ is a term commonly used to describe the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (or in some areas queer) community.
Whilst being LGBTQ is part of someone’s being, people’s identity consists of religion, culture and beliefs. Everyone has the right to be accepted and live in an inclusive society.
People are becoming more open about their sexuality and gender, and many celebrities have ‘come out’ to be true to themselves, but will also help others who to feel accepted.
These include those pictured below:
It’s important for all of us to have awareness of each other so, take a look at some of the common words used within the LGBTQ community:
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