The audience of this paper are the officials of community programs that work with supporting the Black LGBTQA community because they can create programs needed to end or at least decrease the amount of homophobia within the Black community. My audience will expect a paper which is more focused on evidence backing up the necessity of these programs. Exigence for my audience will be established due to the fact that many of these officials have been in the same situation as they were growing up. Because I address this issue, my secondary audience includes LGBT kids and their parents.
Case Analysis: Gay-For-Pay Introduction This case takes place in Wichita, Kansas, a midsize city in the Midwest. Located in Wichita is the Wichita Center for Families (WCF), an agency that provides a variety of services for at-risk families and youths. Alicia Hall is a 25-year-old MSW student from Wichita State University, currently interning within the "youth-at-risk outreach unit" at WCF. Alicia has 2 years of bachelor level case management experience with adults with mental illness and has a passion for the LGBT community.
Kids need support from friends and family to reach a goal they might have because having friends or a family supporting the schoolkid get back up when he or she feels like giving up. Without moral support from their family or friends to help motivate students to do their work most kids would give up because they feel unmotivated. Sometimes kids need help and without friends to
The problem of youth homelessness is especially severe for LGBT-identifying youth, who face homelessness at disproportionately high rates relative to their population percentage; LGBT youth make up 20-40% of youth homelessness in the US, while only about 5% of people in the US identify on the LGBT spectrum (Judge, 2015). The first step to understanding this problem is to understand the legal mechanisms that allow this broad discrimination to take place in the US. The fact that minors in the United States do not have all the rights adults have allows their parents to have total control over their lives; harm can occur if, in most cases of LGBT youth homelessness, the parents don’t have the best interests of their child in mind. Although the
Non-parental adult support was only helpful in students’ school belonging, while peer support contributed greatly to a more positively perceived school environment, college-going self-efficacy, and decreased depressive symptoms. Peer support even offset the negative effects of discrimination. Interestingly, all participants gave their school a good supportive rating, despite around 80% of them reporting they have experienced at least one discrimination act in school. However, students said that these discrimination acts did not happen often. Additionally, males were found to have more adult discrimination and less adult support.
Kelby was once an average teenager that when to school, had a great education, and had more than enough friends, but there was always something a little different about her. After coming and telling her parents about her being transgender and gay, Kelby’s ordinary life changed in a quick second. Kelby and her parents were treated as outcasts in their small town in Tuttle, Oklahoma. Kelby was a star athlete, but after the bullying and hatred she was getting from other parents, teachers, and students, she was forced to quit. There was one thing that was keeping Kelby there, her friends.
The Pedroso Center, enhanced my prospective and knowledge of the LGBTQA social justice. On my second day at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) I was invited to the Pedroso Center for the first time to engage in a discussion with other being an incoming freshman regarding how I feel about coming to Northeastern. At this time I was able to hear from staff and students about the experience that they’ve been through while being a part of the NEIU community. While at the Pedroso Center I got the chance to learn more about what the Pedroso Center is at NEIU for. The Pedroso Center provides space to create a diverse community amongst NEIU students.
Gay men still face stigma when donating blood due to the “population’s high risk for AIDS.” Transgender teens are still denied the right to exist openly – an issue that gained national attention with the tragic suicide of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teen from Ohio. Sex education still blatantly ignores gender, leaving teens who may not fit the traditional gender labels confused and
• Agency: Youth Pride Inc. is a community based center especially for youth that identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning. The center provides resources, drop in hours (lounge or hang-out), group sessions, individual counseling, leadership groups, peer groups, food/basic needs pantry, trainings and special events to the Youth Pride Inc. • Client Situation: 16-year old African American student who frequently visits Youth Pride Inc. She usually hangs out at YPI at least twice a week. She has been a regular youth of YPI for the past couple of years.
According to this estimate, the percentage of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness is at least three times greater than the percentage of the general LGBT youth population, which is thought to be between 5 and 7% of the overall youth population (Quintana et al., 2010). A disturbingly large percent as many as half of LGBT youths are kicked out of their homes or flee them due to the persistent lack of support of their parents when their child finally works up the courage to inform their sexual orientation or gender identities. LGBT youths are faced with discrimination from society, peers, family and even school teachers and administrators. The above statistics show that LGBT youths lack support and guidance but also prove how much they are affected
Not only did I feel Ayer’s struggles, but I also felt the emotions that came from Lopez to be able to do everything that I can to encourage so that the homeless can understand their full potential in life. Working with individuals who are homeless are not that easy, and this society has given up on this wide spread and always thought that there is nothing much that could be done in order to address this issue, or solve the series of desperation resulting in long-tem homelessness. We need a supportive housing provider, innovators, policymakers and several of advocates to embrace the proven ways of filling the
Some parents did not have a good or positive experience when they were in school. In some cases they may even be jealous of the attention and support you giving their child. In other cases, parents are the cause of their child’s behavior. • Boy is not a man.
It is complicated to get a practical image of the everyday life of an unaccompanied and homeless youth. The statistics of homeless youth are rising, but this subgroup of the homeless population remains one of the least understood, most vulnerable, and most convoluted to attain. Once on the street, adolescents are victimized as they are exposed to dangers that equal or exceed the home situations they sought to escape.
It 's almost comedic that of all the places I, a gender-fluid queer feminist, could be born It turned out to be the rural town of Norwalk, Ohio. With literal cornfields surrounding my house and more churches than pizza places, Norwalk is about as conservative as you can get. With an Ethiopian father, Italian mother, biracial adopted sister, Latino foster brother, and LGBT family members it was obvious to me from a young age that differences originating from race, religion, sexuality, or gender should be celebrated and not squandered. As I entered middle school and eventually high school I came to the realization that my family 's compassion for minorities was not a popular mindset.