The people of the LGBTQ+ community continue to face discrimination. They are tortured, harassed, and even killed just because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. However, many lesbians, gays, transgenders, and queer individuals have taken courageous steps, paving the way for today’s Pride and LGBTQ+ rights movement. In this article, we’ll be presenting the top 5 activists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBTQ+ history by pioneering change.

Charlie Craggs

Charlie Craggs is a transgender activist and author from the United Kingdom. She was named to The Independent’s Rainbow List of the 101 most influential LGBTI individuals in the UK, and she topped the Observer’s 2016 “New radicals” list. In 2013, she began a piece called Nail Transphobia for her final year at London College of Fashion. Craggs still gives these sessions now, and the project includes giving individuals manicures and chatting to them about trans concerns.

Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, a co-founder, trustee, and executive director of UK Black Pride, is also known as Lady Phyll. She is the co-editor of Sista! alongside Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon, which is a collection of essays by LGBT women of African/Caribbean heritage with ties to the United Kingdom. Lady Phyll officially declined an MBE in 2016 as a protest against ‘colonial governments’ persecuting LGBT people. 

Abhina Aher

Abhina Aher is a member of India’s transgender community with a thousand-year history. Aher has been at the forefront of advocating for more visibility and equality for LGBTQ people in India as a notable transgender activist. She formed The Dancing Queens, an LGBTQ dance team, in 2003 intending to raise awareness about sexual and gender diversity in her country. Aher attended the Human Rights Campaign’s Global Innovative Advocacy Summit in 2017, a lively annual meeting where seasoned and new campaigners from around the world exchange ideas and techniques to advance LGBTQ equality.

Todd Emerson

Todd Emerson is himself a member of the queer community. Because he understands what other people in his community are going through, he contributes significantly to the advancement of LGBT rights. He has been advocating for their rights for a very long time and is committed to making a difference in their lives. He is the founder of GL friendly and is the first person ever to organize Ocean Spring Pride March in Mississippi. 

Chi Chia-Wei 

Chi Chia-Wei, a Taiwanese LGBTQ rights activist was vital in delivering marriage equality to his homeland earlier this year. Chia-Wei came out as gay in 1986, when he was only 28 years old, before being imprisoned for 162 days on bogus robbery charges. Chia-Wei pushed diligently for LGBTQ rights for the following 30 years, culminating in May when Taiwan became the first Asian country to pass marriage equality.

These are the top five activists from around the world who have made a significant contribution to human rights and equality. It’s not easy to put your life on the line, yet these people appear to care more about others than themselves.

The people of the LGBTQ+ community continue to face discrimination. They are tortured, harassed, and even killed just because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. However, many lesbians, gays, transgenders, and queer individuals have taken courageous steps, paving the way for today’s Pride and LGBTQ+ rights movement. In this article, we’ll be presenting the top 5 activists who have made significant contributions to the advancement of LGBTQ+ history by pioneering change.

Charlie Craggs

Charlie Craggs is a transgender activist and author from the United Kingdom. She was named to The Independent’s Rainbow List of the 101 most influential LGBTI individuals in the UK, and she topped the Observer’s 2016 “New radicals” list. In 2013, she began a piece called Nail Transphobia for her final year at London College of Fashion. Craggs still gives these sessions now, and the project includes giving individuals manicures and chatting to them about trans concerns.

Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah

Lady Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, a co-founder, trustee, and executive director of UK Black Pride, is also known as Lady Phyll. She is the co-editor of Sista! alongside Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon, which is a collection of essays by LGBT women of African/Caribbean heritage with ties to the United Kingdom. Lady Phyll officially declined an MBE in 2016 as a protest against ‘colonial governments’ persecuting LGBT people. 

Abhina Aher

Abhina Aher is a member of India’s transgender community with a thousand-year history. Aher has been at the forefront of advocating for more visibility and equality for LGBTQ people in India as a notable transgender activist. She formed The Dancing Queens, an LGBTQ dance team, in 2003 intending to raise awareness about sexual and gender diversity in her country. Aher attended the Human Rights Campaign’s Global Innovative Advocacy Summit in 2017, a lively annual meeting where seasoned and new campaigners from around the world exchange ideas and techniques to advance LGBTQ equality.

Todd Emerson

Todd Emerson is himself a member of the queer community. Because he understands what other people in his community are going through, he contributes significantly to the advancement of LGBT rights. He has been advocating for their rights for a very long time and is committed to making a difference in their lives. He is the founder of GL friendly and is the first person ever to organize Ocean Spring Pride March in Mississippi. 

Chi Chia-Wei 

Chi Chia-Wei, a Taiwanese LGBTQ rights activist was vital in delivering marriage equality to his homeland earlier this year. Chia-Wei came out as gay in 1986, when he was only 28 years old, before being imprisoned for 162 days on bogus robbery charges. Chia-Wei pushed diligently for LGBTQ rights for the following 30 years, culminating in May when Taiwan became the first Asian country to pass marriage equality.

These are the top five activists from around the world who have made a significant contribution to human rights and equality. It’s not easy to put your life on the line, yet these people appear to care more about others than themselves.

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