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Special Groups

(pronounced – spesh-uhl groops | ˈspɛʃ əl gruːps)
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Welcome to the pride in special groups series at Gayther. A series dedicated to helping people discover more about the exceptional and extraordinary groups that support the LGBTQIA+ Community
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Discover more about all the identities and groups
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ALL SPECIAL GROUPS

EXCEPTIONAL AND DIVERSE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

Learn more about the exceptional and diverse global LGBTQIA+ community. Discover interesting facts, join in the fun with interactive games, learn more about the exceptional pioneers and advocates and take pride in all of the sexualities, gender identities and special groups. Discover all things LGBTQIA+ with Gayther today
  ABOUT SPECIAL GROUPS
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What are special groups?
Special groups are a collection of people and organisations that offer help and support to the wider LGBTQIA+ Community. From 24-hour helplines supporting people coming to terms with their sexuality to organisations supporting the elder Community, special groups serve the Community. Ultimately, this section highlights and raises awareness for these special groups
  ABOUT THE PRIDE IN SERIES
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The pride-in series is primarily about showcasing the exceptional groups and people that make up the global LGBTQIA+ community. Taking pride is about educating and sharing information about the various identities, sexualities and special groups. It is a platform that showcases and highlights the groups of individuals that make up the global community and hopefully helps people feel pride. Experiences and treatments will vary for people from different groups within the international community.

Many will share similarities and even unite within the common cause for equality and legal recognition. However, how a person chooses to identity can be very different depending on the country, society and culture that they live within. The pride-in series will help them connect with their community and provide many reasons to be proud, regardless of how they choose to identify or love. Whether a person is straight, gay, transgender or cisgender, the pride-in series is for everyone and highlights that we are all unique and special.

Acceptance and coming to terms with how a person chooses to identify or love, especially accepting it themselves, is hard. The process of self-discovery and acceptance is often the most significant and challenging step for anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community. The acceptance process can be complex and can be made worse when we might not be able to connect with or identify others similar to ourselves. Failing to find positive representation can make a person feel disconnected, alone and isolated.

The reality is that once a person is aware that there are others out there who think and feel as they do, even in part, it can be liberating. Often, it will help them feel represented and reassure them that they are not alone. No one is the same, and if a person cannot identify with a group, it does not mean that there are not others out there that think and feel in a similar way to them. Sexualities, identities, age, and circumstances are not always easy to group, define, or even be fluid.

Being different from the majority is not always easy. Understanding and accepting who they are often takes immense courage, especially given the risks many will likely face. Positive representation and education can help, giving them a platform to take pride in who they will or have become. There is no right or wrong, normal or different, just unique people with common goals and with aspirations to be free, loved, and safe.

Learn more about the extensive resources available on Gayther, taking pride in all of the groups that form the global community, including those from conventional identities and sexualities. Ultimately, remembering that we are all unique and special and how we identify and choose to love is part but not the only thing that defines who we are as individuals. Love is love, and accepting those different to us is crucial in a free and fair society.

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