The LGBTQ+ community has made great strides in the last decade. A significant milestone in the movement was when gay marriage was legalized in countries like Canada, Sweden, and Norway, to name a few. In 2015, the US Supreme Court also made marriage equality a federal law. Opinion in America was very polarized, so the bill passing was a big step for the LGBTQ community. The movement has won many victories, but incidents like the one faced by Simona Castricum prove that there’s still more work to be done.