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When the Novus Initium Republic was formed in 2320 A.D. after the moon Luna was transported to the remote star cluster, Humanity that once resided on the former terraformed moon knew that there were matters that needed to be addressed as any conflicts in this new and unknown part of space would destroy them when they were so few in their numbers. Discussions of religion, race, and political affiliations were discussed and worked out, but the one topic that is remembered the most is the one that gave the old nations of Earth trouble for many years. That topic gender identity.

For hundreds of years, the old Earth governments were run by many “traditionalists” who only saw and identified two genders: male and female. Many of those countries did not condone or even acknowledged same-sex marriages, much less other genders and/or pronouns to describe them. Even more liberal countries had a difficult time trying to promote the legalization on such topics within the LGBTQIA+ community because of centuries-old ways of thinking. Even before Luna was transported to the Novus Initium star cluster, the LGBTQIA+ community was still fighting for rights and recognition. At the end of the drafting of the Republic’s constitution, the rights and privileges of the LGBTQIA+ community were not only recognized, but they were also made law. Same-sex marriages, gender-neutral terms and pronouns, and gender changes/identities were all legalized, marking the end of hundreds of years of fighting for recognition.

To commemorate that day, the Republic adopted the date of June 1st as Pride Day based on the day that was created in the old United States. A parade in honor of such an accomplishment for the LGBTQIA+ community is held annually on Main Street in the Republic capital of Luminous, and can be held on other planets of the Republic once the nation began to branch out from the Lumen System. It has continued to this day in 5433 A.D. with ships of the Republic Navy, using a holographic skin, changing colors to represent the day as members of the LGBTQIA+ community are also not restricted in serving with the military. They can be found on every ship in the fleet.

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