In light of the recent election putting a man with questionable morality in the powerful seat of President, many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are fearful of the repercussions this will cause. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, “867 cases of hateful harassment or intimidation [were reported] in the United States in the 10 days after the November 8 election”, and swastikas adorned people’s cars and homes in angry graffiti, accompanying words such as “white power” and “fag”, “he she” and “die” (Yan). While the American legal system has come a long way in granting the homosexual community their natural rights, the present climate gives many a fear that things will go back to the way they were before, with homosexuals being oppressed and persecuted for simply loving who they love.
Coming out. For the most part when people think coming out, they think of an all at once announcement telling the whole world that you're gay, then, having a lot of long emotional talks with your family. They think of it as everything changing. For the most part, that's from the
I was born and raised in the small but growing city of Perris, CA. This isn’t the best city out there but it tends to grow on you, and you begin to truly love it for what it is. The people, however, not so much. The community can vary from which part of the city you’re in. That’s because there’s diversity here in Perris. I’m a product of this diversity, being half Mexican and half African American. My parents fell in love after high school and later on began a family. I am the youngest of five. I have two older brothers, an older sister, and an older cousin who lives with us. The order is boy, girl, boy, boy, girl with my cousin being included in there too. We all live in the same house with my parents and are quite close with each other. They all seem to have raised me growing up due to the fact that my parents were busy trying to provide for us. This was a challenge by itself, resulting in lots of house moving and my father being unemployed for six years after losing his job. I never complained about moving because I knew that my parents were doing their absolute best and were working with all that they had and then some. This unquestionably made me adaptable to new environments and gave me a
My goal since beginning high school has been to create a safer school environment for LGBTQ students. Although the climate has become much more tolerant, bullying and discrimination are still rampant in the hallways, the classrooms and the Facebook statuses of students at my school.
This past year, I have been apart of Naperville Central’s brand new Special Spaces club. When my friend approached me and asked me to join, I agreed even though I had no clue what I was involving myself in. In retrospective, I can honestly say that becoming a part of Special Spaces has been one of the most meaningful, fun, and fulfilling experiences I have had in high school.
For centuries, many political and civil rights activist have taken a stance against the growing racial tensions that have persisted with in the United States. Even though the racial problems facing this country today are not as transparent as in the past, the underlying prejudice still remains. For instance, President Trump's campaign used disapproving religious and racial views to gain support which subsequently escalated the already strained racial relations. Even though political elections are anonymous in the eye of the public, society has shaped anyone out who voted for Donald Trump to essentially be Caucasian. Therefore, this presidential election has caused for any progress regarding racial relations to be questioned due to the blatant
They have had to deal with numerous inequalities throughout time. After slavery they were not given equal rights. There were many rights rallies and according to the statistics, they are still not receiving equal pay. There used to be restaurants that would not serve a person of color and they were even told they could only sit in the back of buses. Though we have overcome most of this we have not overcome hate crimes. Every group has encountered unequal or cruel treatment based on nothing more than a characteristic about them. Though the hate crime rate had dropped in 2007 there was a rise of anti-gay crime. Now with the new election the hate crime rate has risen again. This shows the problem is not diminishing and that we need to find a way to get this under control.
Discrimination is a problem in our world today, but a majority of our population has taken it and distorted it to be a bigger problem than it really is. Recently in the United States, there has been a lot of attention from the public eye, that has been turned to this issue. With the recent election of Donald Trump to be the President-elect of this country, a lot of people are voicing their opinions about how they believe he is a racist, and how the whole country will be worse than it was before when it comes to discrimination. Racism and discrimination toward African-Americans specifically has recently gotten a lot of attention from the media as well. The formation of the group “Black Lives Matter,” reignited the historic controversy in America about African-Americans and the reality of their situations.
For centuries it has seemed that African Americans have been fighting a never ending battle for acceptance in society. Although this is somewhat true, it appears that the rest of minorities being discriminated against are left in the shadows. I understand African American citizens might have an immense population of people that are being discriminated by the authorities, but people need to also understand and realize that it is not only African Americans. Instead of the recently popular quote being “Black lives matter”, it should instead be, “All lives matter”. Society must take into consideration that it's not just african americans that have it rough in the world we live in today. There are countless times where hispanic americans, Muslims,
I am passionate about help making a difference within the LGBTQ community. By improving the well-being of the LGBTQ communities. My underlying goal is to help serve the HIV’ AIDs community in order to help loved ones. My reasons for wanting this internship is to become an allied for both LGBTQ and HIV/AIDs communities. I will do this by having an open mind and being mindful of how others view individuals within these communities. I want to help to spread knowledge and awareness around AID/HIV and help get rid of the negative connotation around the LGBTQ community. I am passionate about helping individuals get their voice back. With my crisis intervention skills, and caseload experience, I believe I will be a great assess for this
My coming out went really smoothly. My grandma is totally chill with it. I first told her in 3rd grade when I liked Kennedy. I honestly can not remember a thing about it, but I do know now that I talk to her about it quite often, and she does not care. She supports me.
Rolling with the Tide Have you ever been so desperate for something that you modify your motive in its entirety? Throughout my life I’ve found myself placed in this frightening situation multiple times; the most confusing of which would be what I’ve endured this year. People in their 20s have it
On another task to look at the community, we had to broaden our world. Instead of going around and interviewing professors, we have to interview people in and around the Durant area. We got a list and had to pick from that list. I was hoping that someone from the Church would be on the list. Looking over it, no name sounded familiar. However, one person in our group knew someone on the list, which gave us a leg to stand on. Our chosen person was located in Calera, and went by the name Samuel Sanchez.
My diverse background allows me to see both sides of the spectrum. One day I live in the suburbs of the city that I live in. I see old white males in drive around in their corvettes and think about what it would be like to have one of my
Given that the LGBT community and Muslims had a hard path to go through, majority of society learned to accept them. For instance multiple cities