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Pride in West Virginia: Breaking down the acronym

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ALEESIA HATC STUDIO TO TELL US MORE SINCE 1988, L-G-B-T IS A COMMONLY USED ACRONYM TO DESCRIBE THE QUEER COMMUNITY

THE TERM CAME ABOUT TO REPLACE THE WORD "GAY" ITS INITIALS STAND FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND QUEER AND THE ACRONYM HAS EVOLVED OVER TIME Ash Cutright: "When I'm speaking about the community, I usually say queer, community, sometimes LGBTQ+" NOWADAYS THE ACRONYM L-G-B-T-Q-Q-I-A-PLUS IS USED TO EXPAND A CLEARER REPRESENTATION Ash Cutright: I feel like we're really trying to make sure were including everybody

" ONE NAME THE L-G-B-T-Q COMMUNITY IS RECLAIMING IS THE WORD "QUEER" Ash Cutright: "I think it just simplifies things" One its empowering but two it does include the entire community, rather then you know having to maybe break it down" MORGANTOWN PRIDE BOARD MEMBER ALEX MILLER SAYS PRIDE HAS EVOLVED FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, HELPING MORE PEOPLE TO ACCEPT THEMSELVES Alex Miller: "The work that were doing now there are 16- year-old who do not feel like they need to identify as anything

ON JUNE 15 T-H THE SUPEREME COURT RULED THAT A LANDMARK CIVIL RIGHTS LAW PROTECTS GAY AND TRANSGENDER WORKERS FROM WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION MEMBERS OF THE QUEER COMMUNITY SAY THEY ARE GLAD TO SEE THIS CHANGE Ash Cutright: "I urge people to celebrate that progress but also don't lose track of what we have to keep fighting for Because the reality of it is there is still a lot of injustices that still happens to the queer community CUTRIGHT ADDS THAT MEMBERS OF THE QUEER COMMUNITY HAVE DIFFERENT PATHS, BUT THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON

WE WILL CONTINUE THIS SERIES TOMORROW NIGHT REPORTING LIVE IN THE STUDIO, I'M ALEESIA HATCHER DON STILL AHEADSCOTT'S BACK WITH A LOOK INTO THE FULL FORECASTPLUS A LOCAL PARK HAS BEGUN OFFERING SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDRENWE'LL TELL YOU MORE AS 12

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