In a Country of Diversity and Tolerance, Discrimination for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender Still Exists

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The United States is an example for diversity and tolerance in the world. There are laws, policies and protection for a person’s rights. However, even with this in place many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) are still discriminated against. LGBT Today faces discrimination with housing, jobs, relationships, insurance, medical care, adopting, religion and social prejudice. The rights of homosexual persons are not equal to a person who is heterosexual. A person who is homosexual are told that they cannot have the same as others because of their sexual orientation Many times we like to think of the United states of American as a place that has move in to a higher level of progression, unfortunately this is not the case as we …show more content…
The United States is an example for diversity and tolerance in the world. There are laws, policies and protection for a person’s rights. However, even with this in place many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) are still discriminated against. LGBT Today faces discrimination with housing, jobs, relationships, insurance, medical care, adopting, religion and social prejudice. The rights of homosexual persons are not equal to a person who is heterosexual. A person who is homosexual are told that they cannot have the same as others because of their sexual orientation Many times we like to think of the United states of American as a place that has move in to a higher level of progression, unfortunately this is not the case as we continue to only give the same right to all equally. The many different forms of discrimination that LGBT face can have adverse affects on their lives. The states that a person live in and how that state chooses to protect the rights of a LGBT has a connection to how mental illness may affect them. According to the American Journal of Public Health, “The association between lesbian, gay, and bisexual status and psychiatric disorders was stronger in states with policies that did not extend protections than in those states with these protective policies.” (Hetzenbuehler, Keyes, & Hasin, 2009) The effect on a person’s mental health due to environmental stressors…………….. State-level policies were associated with a greater prevalence of
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