Discrimination In The LGBT Community

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LGBT is shorthand for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
The LGB in this shorthand refers to different sexual orientations. Sexual orientation is defined as an often enduring pattern of emotional, romantic and/or sexual attractions of men to women or women to men (heterosexual), of women to women or men to men (homosexual), or by men or women to both sexes (bisexual). It also refers to an individual’s sense of personal and social identity based on those attractions, related behaviors and membership in a community of others who share those attractions and behaviors. Some people who have same-sex attractions or relationships may identify as “queer,” or, for a range of personal, social or political reasons, may choose not to self-identify
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LGBT discrimination can happen in many forms from a subtle glance to something as major as the refusal of employment on the basis of ones sexuality. Discrimination towards those who are LGBT causes many to live unsatisfactory lives, for a reason they have no control over.Although discrimination is a constant problem for the LGBT community, the progress of LGBT acceptance from society in these past years shows that equality for these individuals is highly attainable, possibly in the near…show more content…
Extortion, illegal detention and physical abuse by the police, discrimination in schools, hospitals, and mistreatment by public in general is not uncommon. Homosexuality is still considered a mental illness or disease and administering behavioural therapies including electric shock treatment, psychiatric drugs and hormones to cure homosexuals are still in existence. hey knew I was gay. They were watching me and waiting. They filmed the whole thing and threatened to tell the police.”
Last year in Mumbai, a 31-year-old marketing professional was followed by two men into a public toilet and forced to perform oral sex on them. He was then taken to an ATM and forced to withdraw Rs. 15,000/- cash.
Though attitudes towards homosexuality have undergone significant changes, it would be naïve not to acknowledge that it is still a divisive issue even today in many parts of the world. Homophobic and transphobic forces in society combined with the absence of adequate legal safeguards against discrimination expose the LGBT community in all regions of the world to excessive human rights abuse.
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