The LGBT Still Have A Long Way To Go To Achieve Equal Rights

 

On June 26th, 2015 the LGBT Community received their biggest victory yet, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages or marriage equality. This win marked a historic moment for the LGBT Community, who spent decades — fighting continuously — for what they thought was a losing battle, but persistence paid off.

 

Unfortunately, the elate feelings the LGBT Community had shared, was exchanged for despair a year later when a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL. Killing 49 people and injuring more. The horrific massacre posed as a reminder to the group that their fight was not over, they still had a long way to go.

 

What The LGBT Community Still Hopes To Achieve

Nevertheless, the LGBT Community continues to fight for equal rights and safety, which will more than likely go on for many more decades.

 

The group claims they are in dire need of support for issues such as…

 

Violence that includes domestic, and hate crimes

Compared to straight people, gay, lesbian, and Transgenders experience violence at a much higher rate. The FBI states that of all the hate crimes reported in 2013, more than 21 percent were against gay, lesbian and transgender people.

 

Rape and sexual assault

Also in 2013, it is not a surprise that 50 percent of homicide victims were colored female Transgenders. Moreover, numerous violent acts take place when a transgender female is put in a male prison, where they get assaulted and beaten so often that they have to be put in solitary confinement for their own protection.

Discrimination and Poverty

At a survey, done a few years back, by the Pew Research Center, 21 percent of the LGBT community claimed they were treated unfairly by their employer due to their gender or sexual identity. Ultimately, these actions lead to a high rate of unemployment among the LGBT.

 

Health Issues including mental health and Suicide

Additionally, obtaining insurance is another major issue the LGBT face. Because of discrimination, their health care needs go unmet, thereby, causing more health problems and drug use among the population. Suicide rates among the LGBT are also high and could be avoided with the proper care.

 

It’s a crying shame that people are being treated so unfairly and unjustly, just because of their sexual preference or gender identity, when it’s really nobody’s business on how they decide to live their lives! They are still human beings and the majority of the LGBT are some of the kindest people on the planet and great to be around too. Hopefully, we can all work together to give them the help and support they need.

The LGBT Still Have A Long Way To Go To Achieve Equal Rights

On June 26th, 2015 the LGBT Community received their biggest victory yet, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages or marriage equality. This win marked a historic moment for the LGBT Community, who spent decades — fighting continuously — for what they thought was a losing battle, but persistence paid off.

 

Unfortunately, the elate feelings the LGBT Community had shared, was exchanged for despair a year later when a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL. Killing 49 people and injuring more. The horrific massacre posed as a reminder to the group that their fight was not over, they still had a long way to go.

 

What The LGBT Community Still Hopes To Achieve

Nevertheless, the LGBT Community continues to fight for equal rights and safety, which will more than likely go on for many more decades.

 

The group claims they are in dire need of support for issues such as…

 

Violence that includes domestic, and hate crimes

Compared to straight people, gay, lesbian, and Transgenders experience violence at a much higher rate. The FBI states that of all the hate crimes reported in 2013, more than 21 percent were against gay, lesbian and transgender people.

 

Rape and sexual assault

Also in 2013, it is not a surprise that 50 percent of homicide victims were colored female Transgenders. Moreover, numerous violent acts take place when a transgender female is put in a male prison, where they get assaulted and beaten so often that they have to be put in solitary confinement for their own protection.

 

Discrimination and Poverty

At a survey, done a few years back, by the Pew Research Center, 21 percent of the LGBT community claimed they were treated unfairly by their employer due to their gender or sexual identity. Ultimately, these actions lead to a high rate of unemployment among the LGBT.

 

Health Issues including mental health and Suicide

Additionally, obtaining insurance is another major issue the LGBT face. Because of discrimination, their health care needs go unmet, thereby, causing more health problems and drug use among the population. Suicide rates among the LGBT are also high and could be avoided with the proper care.

 

It’s a crying shame that people are being treated so unfairly and unjustly, just because of their sexual preference or gender identity, when it’s really nobody’s business on how they decide to live their lives! They are still human beings and the majority of the LGBT are some of the kindest people on the planet and great to be around too. Hopefully, we can all work together to give them the help and support they need.

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