What is the defining moment of LGBTQI history? Was it 1957, when Thailand decriminalized homosexuality? Or 1967, when Great Britain followed suit? Was it the rise of the LGBTQI movement in the US with the Stonewall Riots in 1969?
Of course, many anonymous and well-known members of the LGBTQI community paved the way for those moments in time. What they were fighting for, and what we hope to share with you, are the true stepping stones to equality: The stories of folks everywhere who want to live a life free of the necessity to fight. These are the stories of people who were filled with the hope that one day in the near future, they could live their lives just as everyone else does–another load of laundry, another day at work, another afternoon at the park with their loved ones–without having to justify their right to do so.
There are people who strive to define LGBTQI people as different. We disagree. The person you love doesn’t define you as human. Being able to love does. The way you dress doesn’t define who you are. The way you act does. A life lived true is not the same as a lifestyle choice.
TweetWeekLGBTQ is the extension of that hope made real in the digital world. We hope to combine the power of the Rotation Curation movement on Twitter with the millions of voices that compose the LGBTQI community to share with you, one life at a time, not only the similarities that bind all of us as humans, but also to share with you the unique qualities of each of our curators who are proud representatives of the LGBTQI community, and the human race.
We believe at TweetWeekLGBTQ that everyone deserves the right to be called normal. We invite you to follow normal people, maybe even volunteer your normal LGBTQI life to the world for a week.
After all, who defines normal these days if it isn’t us?