Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender

1675 Words Mar 30th, 2016 7 Pages
One particular group that this paper will be focusing on is The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community because they face multiple levels of victimization, and it is hard for this group to adjust to society once they have identified themselves as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. In 2013, law enforcement agencies had reported 5,928 hate crime incidents, 20.8 percent were motivated by sexual orientation, and 60.6 percent were identified as gay male-targeted bias. Gay males is one of the main targets to a hate crime, only because the offender is trying to send out a message to that particular individual and as well as the gay community. LGBT community can be targeted based off the offender’s religion, for instance, if the offender is Christian nearly a few Christians believe that being gay is a sin. The members of the group is an overwhelming large minority group, this group is continuously the least protected by the U.S. government. Over the past decade, this particular community has been the third most frequent target of hate crime. Leading this community to be frightened, not only because they are being targeted because of their sexual preferences, but simply for the fact that they are struggling with accepting who they really are because society does not accept them. The LGBT community gets treated as if they are not human beings at times, in the work environment members of the community are not being treated equally, either they are not being…
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