In the face of a global coronavirus pandemic, many gay pride celebrations have moved from jubilant festivals on the streets to … computer screens. But the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community still has plenty of reasons to fly those rainbow flags high.
Just last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a monumental ruling that gay and transgender people are protected from workplace discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Previously, there was only a patchwork of protections varying by city and state.)
That decision could lead to big changes in where LGBTQ folks choose to live, work, and buy homes in the future. Many members of the community have long preferred to live in big cities or smaller, queer-friendly meccas where they felt more accepted and safer from violence, harassment, and discrimination.