The LGBT Community

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Community is a broad term, but it would be best described as a “feeling of companionship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” The LGBT Community is the joining of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their supporters, with the purpose of celebrating individuality, sexuality, and diversity. In addition, the LGBT community actively fights for equal rights and calls for an end to sexual-orientation based discrimination. The LGBT Community is made up of people from all races, socio-economic, religious and non-religious, and age backgrounds. The LGBT community supports all three assumptions, and also somewhat challenge assumptions two & three. Although the LGBT community is accepting of types…show more content…
According to Catherine Latterell, the author of Remix, Assumption 1 is that communities provide stability. It is evident that LGBT community undoubtedly supports this statement. Organizations like the Trevor Project and GLAAD work to “amplify the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories.” (GLAAD) According to the Trevor Project, lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are 4 times more likely, and questioning youth are 3 times more likely, to attempt suicide as their straight peers. It is estimated by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center that between 30 and 40% of LGBT youth have attempted suicide. The organizations mentioned, amongst many others, provide a secure place for members of the LGBT community to safely express themselves and find support and assistance. The LGBT community as a whole is a place where its members can come together to celebrate each…show more content…
The LGBT community both supports and challenges this assumption. While the LGBT community provides support and help to those who may be in need, it doesn 't contribute to any of the basic needs to survive. The LGBT community itself doesn 't provide food, water, shelter etc. Although, the LGBT community does provide a safe place to express yourself and find assistance in times of crisis, which many LGBT people would describe as a necessity in their lives. Countless organizations are available with the purpose of serving LGBT people who may be suffering, physically, mentally, or emotionally. One of the many goals of the LGBT community is to celebrate individuality, diversity, and sexuality. The LGBT does serve these needs, as it provides a place where gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people can be apologetically
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