LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, subculture is one that is unique and fluid with its definition. The same way that not all straight people are alike, there is not one single definition for people who lead non-traditional lifestyles. There are a lot of influencing factors to determining the LGBT subculture for various people. Some of the influencing factors on the culture of the LGBT communities through out the world include the location of the person or group of people, the acceptance of that lifestyle, fear, availability to social events, and the support of the person or group of people. There are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people all over the world; however, subculture or prevalence of the presence of the people depends on the above listed factors.
Just like many other groups of people through out history, there have always been struggles for people who are viewed as leading a non-traditional lifestyle. There is a lot of stereotyping of the behaviors, and negative actions taken to try and cease the presence of the behaviors. However, through the struggle the LGBT subculture has found a way to come forth and make a stand. While the nation has made a significant amount of progress in the overall acceptance of the LGBT subculture and the presence of openly non-traditional lifestyles, there are also a lot of people who would harm those who behave in this manner. This is why location and fear play a big role in the prevalence of the presence of the LGBT people. Many people who feel this way on the inside exhibit more traditional lifestyles on the outside in fear of being rejected by society, or even physically harmed. There are still cases today where men and women are beaten or even murdered in extreme cases for their LGBT behaviors or expression. It is sad and painful; however, the communities that accept this type of lifestyle are doing the best they can to help support the LGBT subculture and communities.
LGBT subcultures are present all around the world; however, many people are unaware of the presence due to a couple of influencing factors. Some of the most impactful influencing factors include the location of the person or group of people, the acceptance of that lifestyle, fear, availability to social events, and the support of the person or group of people. While there are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people all over the world, some are more comfortable exhibiting their sexuality and lifestyle than others because of these factors.