July 20, 2022
The overturning of Roe v. Wade has many people worried about the future of their rights, and for good reason. This decision could have a ripple effect on many other laws that protect the LGBTQIA+ community. For example, what will happen to marriage equality? Will businesses be allowed to discriminate against queer people? These are just some of the questions that we need to answer in the coming weeks and months. Let's explore why advocacy is more important than ever and how we must support each other through this critical time.
First off, we need to remember that we are not alone. There are millions of people who support us and who will fight for our rights. We need to stand together and show the world that we are strong. One way to do this is by donating to organizations that support the LGBTQIA+ community. Another way is to attend protests and rallies. Showing our faces and telling our stories is one of the most powerful things we can do.
We must also be cautious about the new laws that are being enacted in our states. For example, Tennessee recently passed a law that allows therapists to refuse to treat queer patients. Further discrimination against our community needs to be voted out. Call representatives and tell them that this is not acceptable. We need to make our voices heard.
Lastly, remember to support each other! This can be something as simple as checking in with your friends or family members who are part of the community. Just knowing that someone cares can make all the difference. We are all in this together and we will get through it, but we need to stand together. Love always wins in the end.
An Advocate for the LGBTQIA+ Community.