Intolerance In The LGBT Community

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“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity” - Nelson Mandela. Intolerance is the unwillingness to accept someone or a group of people just because they’re different than you or what you believe in. Imagine if you were a part of the LGBT community and you weren 't allowed to marry your significant other in North Carolina just because you are the same sex, if you couldn 't go to a nightclub without being shot at, or if you weren 't allowed to use the restroom in public since you are transgender. There are about 9 million LGBT American people, yet they still receive lots of intolerance. The first situation showing intolerance in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community was the Orlando shooting that happened just last year. The shooting took place June 12, 2017 at the gay nightclub in Orlando. The deadliest mass shooting sadly killed forty-nine people and at least fifty-three injured. Omar Matten, 29, was behind the terrible attack that morning, but was shot and killed by a police officer at the scene. Rumor has it that ISIS was the mastermind behind the organized plan that took place that early morning. The attack was a terrible incident that was clearly an act of hate. Obama said “We know enough enough to say this was an act of terror and act of hate.” President Obama also stated “This is an especially heartbreaking day for our friends who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.” Sadly the Orlando shooting isn 't the only

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