Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender

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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…show more content…
A person’s sexual orientation does not determines their work capabilities, they could bring outstanding skills to a company, but the companies that deny their ability to work would never know when they choose to discriminate against them. “LGBT persons tend to have more education on average than the general population, evidence suggests that they make less money than their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts” (Fassinger, 2007). Gay men receive approximately 32 percent less than similarly heterosexual men and 64 percent of trans genders receive an income of no more than $25,000. This situation pushes trans genders to enter the dangerous trade of sex work. In the eyes of society this is perceived as right, but it is not. Everyone should be treated equally, with equal opportunities and equal rights, especially in a work environment, two employees that has the same qualifications should be paid the same regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. There are several serious psychological effects that LGBT hate crime survivors endure from their traumatic repercussions. These psychological effects varies from depression, stress, and anger. Depression, stress, and anger is very common throughout the LGBT community, especially LGBT youth. Being in this community is hard to find someone to trust and talk to, going through different emotions
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