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.
Christian parents who refuse to understand, or simply can not understand that their child is a female/male in the body of a male/female is the number one reason for transgender youth suicide. More than 50% of transgender youth in America will have had at least one suicide attempt by their 20th birthday. The exact number is impossible to know because LGBTQ youth who are sexuality and gender minorities are often hidden and even unknown, espesially in that age group. People who grow up in very strict christian households with institutionalized homophobia or transphobia gets to hear how bad it is being gay, bi or anything else than straight and cis for their whole lives. And then when they realise that they actually are gay or trans themselves
People think gays are like aliens, but it isn’t true. LGBT is a group of people that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. It’s been scientifically proven that being gay is natural. But why some people can’t accept the way they are? Many gay people have to go through hell in their families and even in their schools.
These students have a higher rate of being bullied simply because they are LGBT and “more than 40 percent of these students reported that they had seriously considered suicide, and 29 percent had made attempts to do so in the year before they took the survey” (Hoffman). It should never reach the point in a student’s life that they are being bullied so badly, they consider taking their life. The bullying of the LGBT community has gotten out of hand and “many would find these levels of physical and sexual violence unacceptable and something we should act on quickly”
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.
They continue to face the discrimination and exclusion in the world and violence. Like in EU, the same-sex couples and the opposite-sex couples have big difference because the same-sex couples do not enjoy their rights and protection compare to the opposite-sex couples. And same-sex couples suffer from discrimination and disadvantages in access to social protection scheme. Majority of LGBT hide their sexuality out of fear of losing their jobs. Youth LGBT are vulnerable.
Many definitions include the phrase “especially against women”. This definition is then sexist in itself, suggesting that only men are sexist. The fact that this is included in the definition highlights the current cultural state of mind. Earlier this year a shooting occurred in California in which six people died and a further seven sustained injuries. The perpetrator was Elliot Roger who was enraged that, at the age of 22, he was still a virgin.
Coming of the closet, an act of openly tell people your sexual orientation (thefreedictionary.com), is what LGBT usually does nowadays, simply to define who they are, to take a certain position in this society. This act, however, raises a viral controversy whether this is a right thing to do or not. Moreover, LGBT also faces a major problem: being discriminated publicly, physically and mentally. Discrimination is “action that denies social participation or human rights to categories of people based on prejudice. This includes treatment of an individual or group based on their actual or perceived membership in a certain group or social category, in a way that is worse
Until recently, those that practice gay activities were punished by the justice system. They were hunted and chased by the police, and were liable to be detained and arrested. In October 1999, a Beijing court ruled that homosexuality was “abnormal and unacceptable to the Chinese public”. Later in 2001, the Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders officially detached homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. However, households headed by same-sex couples are not allowed to adopt children and are not advantaged as heterosexual married couples.