Essay On Homophobia

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The world around us lacks a basic comprehension of human rights, and among those issues is of rights towards the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and others (LGBTQ+) community. Homophobia is immoral, and putting an end to it would eminently improve the state of humanity, as acceptance is key in viewing a brighter future where we can be who we are and love who we want to without fear of consequences or hate. A wide range of issues, big to small, need to be acknowledged and attended to in order to move forwards in creating a hate-free environment for people of all sexualities and genders to feel a part of.

To begin, many LGBTQ+ students are deprived of sexual education that includes homosexuality in the curriculum, as well as feeling safe at school. By providing more knowledge towards having safe intercourse to LGBTQ+ students, it may benefit
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Homosexuality is illegal in seventy-seven countries, and people are imprisoned for ten years or more for simply being who they are. Moreover, there are five countries in Africa that enforce the death penalty for homosexuals (Chamberlain). To even start moving forwards in ending homophobia, it should begin with banning certain regulations that allow LGBTQ+ people to be killed. Being gay is not a choice; in fact, it has to do with genetics, so why are these countries denying rights to live how you were born to be? Some may argue that you could just pretend you’re straight in order to survive, but despite the wellbeing of yourself, it won’t change the homophobic ways of that country. It’s just admitting defeat. The person pretending to be someone they’re not will have to live in the shadows for the rest of their life, living a lie. A protest against these laws may be capable of freeing these individuals from the deep, dark corners of
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