Sadly, until this problem is fixed, LGBTQ+ people will still discriminate against because of people standing up for Religious Freedom. 64% of LGBTQ+ kids feel unsafe in their school because of their sexual orientation, and 44% feel unsafe because of their gender identity. The LGBTQ+ community fair for them to be discriminated against, but this country was founded on Religious Freedom, so it isn’t fair for people of faith to go against their beliefs. Until this problem is solved, LGBTQ+ people, kids, and adults, will be bullied and discriminated against, and people of faith will feel their rights aren’t protected.
For the next two years I struggled with the concept that I might actually be gay. By junior I was certain that I was in fact all the things that I was called in middle school, but because of the negative memories I decided it was a secret that I was better of keeping to myself. That was until the spring semester of my senior year in high school when I decided that I was going to live my life the way I wanted to. I would no longer allow people to scare me into being anything other then what I wanted to be I would live my life openly and honestly. On the evening of February 16, 2014 I came out as Gay on literally every social media platform I owned. The following morning, to my surprise, my classmates for the most part greeted me with open arms. As I walked from class to class I received a staggering amount of compliments and support. I was quite frankly overwhelmed when I did get a negative comment and a dozen people rushed to my
The current context of LGBTQ+ and women’s rights such as abortion with the recent election of President Trump was the inspiration for my research. I feel it is important for everyone to know when there has potentially been a violation of right’s, no matter the side one person and one vote can make a difference in so many lives. My mind has always been overcome with questions that relate to religion and the role it plays in politics. I have found through personal experience that religion plays in integral part in the political decision making of many individuals. These questions led me to formulate a formal question to give direction to my research. This question is, “How has Christianity impacted the passage of LGBTQ+ and women’s rights laws
All families face challenges in their everyday life. For some, the challenges are easier to handle while for others, surmounting those challenges can be more difficult. Over the years, the LGBT community in the US has faced many hurdles. Whether it’s the legalization of same-sex marriage to adoption rights to alimony, child support and child custody in case of divorce, legislation specific to gay and lesbian couples still has a long way to go.
3 LGBTQ Athletes Who Will Compete in This Years Winter Olympics Next month will be very exciting for the LGBTQ community, when several of the openly LGBTQ communities, athletes will head to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to compete, which will be the most LGBTQ’s to participate in the Winter Olympics than
United States of America. The United States of America. When you hear that, what do you think of? Home perhaps? A land of great opportunity? Freedom? Equality? Perhaps for some of you, this is the case. For many, it is not. For many, freedom and equality are nothing more than empty promises. Thankfully, many brave individuals are now speaking up and demanding these promises be fulfilled. They are signing petitions, organizing rallies, and protesting in the streets, all just to be heard. I hear you, and I stand with you.
Approximately, 8.8 million United States citizens are considered to be apart of the LGBT community. With these numbers on the rise, homicide rates regarding LGBT people in the last five-seven years appear to be climbing and staying that way. Because of these statistics that are increasing every day, it is crucial that protection laws be put in place for the benefit of LGBT people.
Everyday people have to walk around being criticized because of the type of person they are and they are talked down to, violated, abused and sometimes even killed. No one should ever have to walk around fearful to show affection to the person they are with because they are of the same gender. A person shouldn't have to be frightened to use the bathroom because they are transgender it was their option and change in life they shouldn't have to carry that burden on them. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and queers are people and they are human beings just like the rest of the people and they should have rights just the same as the people around them. LGBTQ rights and state laws have changed a numerous amount of times because of the
Olabode Adimula LLA 201 Essay Assignment #2 The LGBT community in the United States has always had massive difficulty fitting into our society. For many years they put up with constant mistreatment and other forms of abuse coming from the those who do not agree with their lifestyle. They have for long advocated
I have always been open about being LGBT so throughout High School I have had to face hardships. Since most people knew, they would call me slurs, as well as other mistreatments. So instead of listening their insults, I surrounded myself with LGBT positive friends. Not only did my friends help me feel better about my situation, but they helped encourage me to pursue what I wanted, instead of listening to what the others say about me. I learned that I cannot change what people think of me, but that will not stop me from putting my all into what I care
The meaning of the word “gay” has drastically changed over the course of several years. The word transitioned from an emotional description to a label, but can also be used in an insulting way. Primarily, gay meant “happy” or “merry”. Calling someone gay in the 1500s was not in a
Gay is Okay! Should gays be treated with the same respect as all other people? Conservative Christians and gay people are going at it again. They never seem to tire of this war. Only few Christians have the guts to admit that they believe that all gays should be treated with the same respect as any other people! It seems that only a person with a number of gay and lesbian friends and acquaintances can realize the importance of getting to know the people behind the labels and images society makes; and their experience of building connections with people of many different backgrounds and personal differences has been both challenging and tremendously rewarding.
The LGBT community has always been a topic that many do not recognize go through serious issues such as suicide. Being a middle schooler or high schooler can be very stressful especially when you feel you’re an outcast because of your sexual orientation. That is why implementing programs or even
LGBT Rights LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people are discriminated against, terrorized, and protested against. They have barely any laws guarding their rights. All Americans are supposed to have all the rights needed for their pursuit of happiness, yet LGBTQ+ citizens do not. This needs to stop. And the U.S., while still quite far away, is slowly on its way to equity for all of its citizens. But good LGBT Americans are mostly treated unfairly.
We get it. You’re queer. It’s 2017; gay people don’t struggle for acceptance anymore… right? Often times I find myself asking this question. People aren’t staring; that scowl wasn’t directed at me; perhaps that woman is just having a bad day. The phrase “You will repent for your sins,” that comes after tells me otherwise. How can people like this still exist, when most of society is often so accepting? That’s when I recall the looks, double-takes, and rude comments that have followed me for years.