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Report Finds Big Social Media Platforms Not Welcoming to LGBTQ+ Users While MollyTommy Provides a Supportive Online Community

GLAAD’s 2022 Social Media Safety Index (SMSI) finds traditional social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok is neither a welcoming nor a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community while MollyTommy provides a supportive online community. The report evaluated a dozen LGBTQ+ specific indicators that could be harmful and/or discriminatory to LGBTQ+ people. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok scored under 50 out of a possible 100. TikTok scored the lowest at 43%. Instagram scored the highest at 48%.


The Struggle for LGBTQ Rights: A History

June marks the 53rd anniversary of Pride, a protest and celebration born from the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement in New York City in the late 1960s. The movement for LGBTQ rights in the United States, however, began decades before and continues to this day. Here are some notable events in the history of the American LGBTQ movement.