How the internet changed the lives of lesbians and gay men

How the internet changed the lives of lesbians and gay men

By Lisa Rippert, BuzzFeed Staff EditorLesbian sex is no longer taboo, even in the United States.

As the nation’s first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city, Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the idea that same-sex sex is a sin and his administration has enacted draconian anti-LGBT laws, including the so-called “bathroom bill.”

In 2017, the Trump administration took a step forward when it announced a rule that would make it easier for businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ customers.

In doing so, it also announced a new rule for Internet service providers, which are tasked with protecting the privacy and security of consumers.

This year, in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal, the Internet lit up with stories of LGBT people experiencing discrimination.

Some of the most compelling stories came from the lesbian community, where there are many LGBT people who live in poverty, have low-paying jobs, and are often excluded from the work force.

As part of our series, LGBT Voices, BuzzFeed has compiled a list of the stories you may have missed.

You may have also noticed that BuzzFeed is partnering with LGBTQ organizations to showcase stories that highlight the experiences of LGBT individuals.

These stories are the result of our partnership with LGBTQ Voices, which is a collaborative effort between BuzzFeed News, the LGBTQ community, and other sources.

To learn more about this project, please read our partnership announcement.Read more

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