During the fight for marriage equality that led up to June’s Obergefell decision from the Supreme Court, many activists drew parallels between the struggle for LGBT rights and the struggle for African American rights.
Some conservatives balked at the comparison, arguing that race is immutable and sexuality isn’t. In doing so, not only did they ignore volumes of science, they also ignored the more important fact that, no matter the minority, every fight for civil rights is about making those on the margins feel welcome and valued. The same can be said of the fight for animal rights.
So yes, there’s absolutely a link between LGBT rights and animal rights. The mini-doc embedded above doesn’t even begin to explore it, but it’s a start.