About this Research Topic
This Research Topic is the first volume of the series Pride Month: Initiatives and Impact.
The other volumes are available here:
• Volume II – Pride Month: initiatives and impact - Educational perspective
• Volume III – Pride Month: initiatives and impact - Communication perspective
• Volume IV – Pride Month: initiatives and impact - Political perspective
Each year, during the month of June, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community is celebrated in many areas in the world. It is a time to recall the trials endured by the members of the community and to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity of our society when it comes to the sexuality and identity of its individuals.
Pride is a time to remember, inform, and raise awareness. Memorials are held for those who have been lost to HIV/AIDS or hate crimes. Some governments and organizations support or lead initiatives to educate and increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community. For some, however, such initiatives are repressed and stifled.
Frontiers is organizing a series of Research Topics to highlight the latest research on Pride Month in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In order to address these questions in a cross-disciplinary way, we welcome submissions from the fields of sociology, education, communication, and politics.
Launched during Pride month itself, this particularly relevant editorial initiative is focused on new insights, novel developments, current challenges, recent discoveries & advances, and future perspectives on Pride and its impact on society. It offers an opportunity to remember, inform, and raise awareness.
Examples of possible topics include the following:
• Gender Studies: eg. construction and deconstruction of stereotypes
• Urban Sociology: eg. Civil society and cities involvement in Pride organization, Pride mitigation, and adaptation.
• Work and Organisation: eg. initiatives from organizations to share their values and encourage diversity
• Medical Sociology: eg. LGBTQ+ health professional/patient relationship
• Sociological Theory: eg. Role of Pride as a social movement, impacts of Pride on social systems, Pride and traditional communities.
Keywords: sexual identity, sexual orientation, community, social movement, Pride month, LGBTQ+
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.