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Celebrate Gay Pride with a Tutu

Posted by Tutu Heaven on 9/16/2014

Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people have been with us for a long time, but it was only in October 11, 1987 that widespread public awareness was initiated on a National Coming Out Day march in Washington, D.C. The support from within the LGBT community was overwhelming, and today, support from 'straight' allies is gaining ground as more and more LGBT people are getting accepted for everything they are.

Fifty years ago, coming out may have been met with disapproval, if not outright rejection, especially from families who have very strong feelings about their reputation and gender stereotypes. Today, while not every family may openly accept the sexual orientation of a family member who has come out, the conditions for living truthfully and openly as an LGBT have hugely improved.

While some industries are slower than others to embrace the idea, the LGBT community is highly visible in fashion, digital media and entertainment. And their immense creative talents benefit the industry as a whole, if the trends they are setting are any indication.

Like women in the past seeking equality in opportunity and treatment, the LGBT of today may still have a long way to go to achieve the same results. One of the most effective ways we can hasten the process is to voice out our support, wherever we may stand in the sexual orientation spectrum.

We can take part in the activities of the National Coming Out Day, initiate group discussions within our family and friends, or wear anything that signifies pride for the rainbow community. If you have plans to join the street celebrations, nothing can be a more fitting fashion than gay pride tutus that were designed specifically with awareness campaign in mind.

And it all starts with spreading awareness. People are less likely to care about something they do not know enough about. If enough people are getting rightly informed about these issues, there is going to be less discrimination and more understanding, if not outright acceptance.