LGBT Rights In The LGBT Community

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LGBT rights have changed in many ways throughout the years. The idea of being a part of the LGBT community has been around for a long time. People who are LGBT go through many rough patches during life. Many of their rights have been taken away, because many people don’t agree with it. They face abuse, discrimination, threats, and many other things. The LGBT community should be treated with respect like any other person, but that’s not what they always get. Records of same-sex relationships have been found in nearly every culture throughout history. Today, the number of gays and lesbians in the U.S. is estimated to be approximately 8.8 million. At least one million children in the U.S. are being raised by same-sex couples. With that being…show more content…
Instead of that, they get treated very poorly. “Forty-two percent of people who are LGBT report living in an unwelcoming environment (11 Facts LGBT Life In America).” Many LGBT people also feel isolated because of their differences from others. Being LGBT is not accepted in many parts of the U.S. and this affects how they get to live. The LGBT community faces many disadvantages and struggles throughout their life. “People around the world face violence and inequality and sometimes torture, even execution because of who they love, how they look or who they are. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of ourselves and should never be lead to discrimination or abuse (Human Rights Watch).” The LGBT community often faces discrimination in health, jobs, housing, domestic violence, abuses against children, and denial of family rights. With discrimination being such a burden to the LGBT community, many people decided to try to change that. Many laws have been repealed and added due to discrimination and the fact that they already have so many disadvantages. An executive order was signed by Obama, preventing federal contracts from discriminating against any job candidate or employee based on sexual orientation (Thande, Murugi). This is one of the many milestones for the LGBT community and their rights. Most of it starts with Barack

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