Discrimination and Bias Against LGBT In Schools and the Workplace Even in today’s society, the LGBT community is still oppressed, and discriminated against. Some of the worst places that the LGBT people are discriminated against are schools and workplaces. Some children as young as fifth grade are committing suicide, because people are discriminating, and oppressing them, because of their sexuality. In today’s world of acceptance, and loving, the LGBT community should not be oppressed, nor discriminated against. Discrimination in the schools, is some of the worst discrimination, especially for members of the LGBT community.
Often times, victims use drugs to "divert" and "distract" themselves from all the things they see, hear and experience. This becomes their "escape" to temporarily forget the hurtful things that they go through every single day. Discrimination. Studies show that LGBT teens are significantly more likely to experience discrimination in schools, workplaces and etc. 1/3 of LGBT youth who suffer from discrimination have reported the issue,
The article states how LGBT+ students are more likely to have physical and mental health problems. It shows that LGBT+ youth face homelessness, conversion therapy, and experience more violence than straight, cisgender people. “It’s only after we’ve challenged
Since the mass shooting at a night club in Orlando Florida, the LGBTQ community has been brought to light on the discrimination they have endured from other people because of who they are attracted to and what they believe to see in a partner. Due to the way most people were raised, they handle these differences violently and showing their distaste for the individuals because they relate to their old customs; as for religion, they cannot be interested in the same sex. From homosexuals struggling to get a marriage license, they are now struggling to become parents. Political people are wanting to ban the majority of the states to not let gay and lesbian couples adopt. Some people view this as another home for loving parents to get the opportunity to take care of a child in need.
Most of the principles of the schools are affected by the regulations and principles of the state. In America, according to Norwandle Zondi (2017), “Louisiana is one of eight states that prohibit teachers and others from saying anything affirming about LGBT students or that require negative depictions.” She affirmed that another two states, Missouri and South Dakota, openly prohibit naming LGBT youth as a group even though it should be protected by the law. North Carolina, in opposition to the “gender equality” rights movement, just adopted a law that eliminated local protections for gay and transgender people. This prohibits them from using public bathrooms that do not match the sex on their birth certificates. The result of this is that the state is now facing the loss of billions in federal aid for schools, highways and housing.
The LGBTQ community has also been oppressed. They were described as ‘sinners’ by dominant groups. They were stereotyped to more likely molest and rape heterosexuals. There was also a devastating shooting in an Orlando LGBT night club, killing 49 individuals and injuring countless. Homosexual African Americans are denied access to resources due to their sexual orientation.
Students have mainly reported incidents of hate speech about their race, next ethnicity, then sexual orientation. This can affect school performance, and kids are more likely to express fear at school. Hate is making the already tough school system, even harder. Hate crimes have increased 62% on colleges campuses. Anti-Gay slurs are common, and students claim teachers seldom do anything.
In addition, incidents of physical assault were at 35%, and individuals who were victims of sexual violence were 12%. (Martin,2011) In fact, the harassment was so bad that 15 percent of those individuals felt forced to leave school prior to graduating or higher education. The harassment was perpetrated by both peers and teachers. This harassment pattern carried over into everyday life and LGBT individuals were continually subjected to harassment, hate crimes, and violence. And, to make matters worse, many of them are also at an economic disadvantage from their years in school where they
INTRODUCTION Did you know that LGBTQ youth are twice as likely as their peers to be kicked, shoved, and physically assaulted? On top of that, 92% of LGBTQ youth hear negative messages about having a different sexuality. They feel unsafe and are physically harmed. This happens to people all over the world, and as horrible as it is, many, many people suffer from it every single day of their lives! I want to bring this to light and tell you about what LGBTQ people have been subjected to throughout time, and what they have to deal with on a day to day basis.
Tyler Oakley once said, in his book Binge,“This is why homophobia is a terrible evil: it disguises itself as concern while it is inherently hate.” This is one of the most important topics the world is facing: Homophobia. Homophobia is the fear & hating of people in the LGBTQ+ community. People in this community face discrimination from all around them. However, I believe this shouldn’t be the case. If I had the option of changing the world, the one change I would make is stopping the discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals because they face too much discrimination, some of them are extremely strong and powerful, and all face violence and sometimes murdering.