People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered have played prominent roles in history. From the literary voice and promise of James Baldwin to the gay rights revolution that began with Stonewall, there are many influences who have helped pave pathways for today. To help LGBT youth who feel alone, a new mobile app is being launched to educate the world about the roots of the LGBT community. According to a press release released on Tuesday, the mobile app will be focused on helping youth connect with those who have shared their struggle and promote organizations who have made history and continue to make history today.
Sarah Prager, creator of the project, says:
"This won't be the first project to share LGBT history, but I believe this medium will be one of the most engaging and accessible."
Prager has recognized that LGBT history has helped her during her darkest days and believes it will help others as well.
"Knowing that people like the Stonewall rioters put their lives on the line so that I could live more safely today inspired me."
She believes the app will help those who struggle and feel alone feel more "inclusive" as each day when a user opens the ap, they will see an even from LGBT world history.
LGBT history month in the United States is October and partners of the app are working to get it launched by then.
This is LGBT today, Tuesday, February 19.