ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex) Story

Updated on June 22, 2017

Sometime before 1967, being a homosexual in the United Kingdom was considered a crime that could lead to a sentence of indefinite “preventive detention”. Homosexuals were considered to be dangerous sexual offenders- if found or assessed thoroughly by the court to have engaged in private and consensual sex (with men).

Gays, in those years, were hiding their true identities in order to avoid criminal convictions and also suspicion from their families. Though it wasn’t the ideal solution, most gays chose to marry in order to conform to what society thought was 'right and appropriate' behaviour. They naturally also wanted to avoid people’s inhumane judgements. But this didn't resolve nor change who really they were underneath. They may be handsome husbands or robust looking fathers, but deeply within they were gays.

We know for a fact that tying the knot with another, care and respect, can be the path to happiness. But to marry without love and affection only for security purposes is a huge and terrible mistake. There were many married gays who have ended-up having a vex life though they had adorable kids and a loving family. Tragically speaking, for those who couldn't handle the miseries they felt inside, they committed the heavyhearted way of ending their existence, suicide. Sad but true!

I was told by a close friend that intellectual and educated gays in the U.K. started a clandestine organisation which aimed at broadcasting who they were and spoke about their inner feelings as humans. One of their very powerful tools that helped in spreading and strengthening out their opinions and factual evidences about gays was to publish a newspaper that was given to the public for free. And because of that, the public as well as their families gradually understood and accepted the existence of homosexuality. Not just in the United Kingdom but also around the world.

Nowadays, gay people are having a much more relax and calm life than before. But we still cannot deny the fact that discrimination does still exist. Whether we like it or not, the most affected ones are the meek looking homosexuals or those who cannot defend themselves from the hands of narrow minded people.

As they say, we cannot expect everybody to welcome third sex people into the community. But we have to look at the greater picture which is; it is no longer a crime for them to express their true identities in public. And as result, more and more gays are stepping-out of their closets with pride and confidence, even at a very young age, because of their family's love and support.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)