Persuasive Speech On Slurs

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I am an eighth grade student at Sandcreek Middle School. I would like to inform you of the fact that members of the LGBTQ+ ( lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.) community are constantly being discriminated at your school, so I, and many other students at this school, would like you to help stop it. To start, one issue is the slurs that have been going around this school that are constantly to objectify those in the LGBTQ+, and it has become quite a problem.

Walking around Sandcreek Middle School I often hear students saying phrases such as “That’s gay” referring to it as if it were another word for stupid, or calling each other “queer” and “faggot” as a way to address their friends. I am sick of it. It’s painful for those in the LGBTQ+ community to commonly hear something that they are being used as something that is stupid or worthless. I am not a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but it physically hurts me whenever I hear something like that being said. It makes me cringe everytime I hear it, knowing that those who are in the LGBTQ+ community feel even worse. “It’s painful. It makes me feel like I’m nothing. It makes me feel ashamed of who I am, even though I shouldn’t
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I understand that some teachers and students don't fully understand the hurt that they may be causing. As a member of the LDS church, I get that there are many religions that believe that the LGBTQ+ isn’t okay. I know that everyone has their own personal values or opinions, and that those are valid as well. And I’m not asking for them to change their opinions or beliefs. All I’m asking is that teachers and students at Sandcreek Middle School become more considerate of members of the LGBTQ+ community’s feelings. Because they are people too. There not stupid, there are not something you can just treat like garbage, they are people, and they deserve

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