Political Agenda for LGBT

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Introduction As the political consultant for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community (LGBT), my duties are to push for the basic rights of the individuals who do, or cannot (in fear), identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. As the nation stands right now, being attracted to someone of the opposite sex is considered unnatural, unethical, and a choice to exist against God. However, the foundation that this nation was built upon was created centuries ago, and to be unwilling to change in time would be an inaccurate interpretation of the Constitution. My goals are to address the changes in time, and advance the civil rights that human beings deserve. I will discuss non-violent direct actions that can raise awareness, political actions that can create a strong voice for the community, and use of the court system to give the rights that the LGBT community deserves. Non-Violent Direct Actions In order for the demands of the LGBT community to have a firm stand, we must first use non-violent direct actions to raise awareness within the nation. The purpose of these non-violent direct actions (NVDA) will be to target unjust laws that discriminate against LGBT’s (Shaw, 2014). In the 1950’s through the 1960’s, African-American civil rights activist took a passive approach in letting their concerns be heard to the general public. Through protest and boycott, they attracted the attention of many black and white citizens to stand for the movement’s cause, and this created a platform for the activists to utilize (Shaw, 2014). This is the initial approach the LGBT community should take. Activists willing to participate must recognize that there are consequences to performing these actions as they will be defy... ... middle of paper ... ...reject someone for being homosexual. Instead, the Bible says to love one’s neighbors and pray for those in sin. If the Bible did hold political value, it would stand up for and protect the LGBT community. The purpose of this plan is to create a voice within the LGBT community and project that voice onto the policy makers in Washington. The focus will be on using non-violent direct action to generate the support of the general public. This will help create interest within communities to get involved with the LGBT civil rights movement. Then, the interested members will be specialized into groups that will boost same-sex policies in local government in order to snowball these policies into Washington. To finalize the policies, legal action will be taken in order to emphasize the need for nationwide civil rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

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