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A community is typically a social unit with commonality - such as place, religion, values, or identity. Communities may exist physically, or in virtual spaces through digital communication platforms. People tend to look to their communities for three things: a sense of security, human connections and a feeling of belonging. When we refer to the LGBTQ+ community we're generally referring to a loosely defined grouping of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer individuals united by a common culture and social movements. There really is no single LGBTQ+ community, rather a very diverse group population of genders and sexualities that come from all racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. What we do see however are smaller communities that exist and emerge under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, where individuals more easily connect with others who share the same values, interests or mission.

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