The Violence And Violence Against Lgbt Community

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Even after one of the biggest landmarks in history, the LGBTQIA community continues to face many hardships. LGBTQIA is an umbrella term for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. This term is more inclusive of the rarely talked about intersex and asexuals. After gay marriage was legalized, the gay community were still faced with unjust problems. Hate crimes and violence against lgbt+ individuals are still evident. LGBTQIA people deserve equality because they continues to suffer many problems just for being who they are.
Different parts of the world are more homophobic/transphobic than others. But Jamaica would be considered the worst. “Jamaica is hardly idyllic. The country has the world 's highest murder rate. And its rampant violence against gays and lesbians has prompted human-rights groups to confer another ugly distinction: the most homophobic place on earth.” Out of all places, Jamaica has been deemed the most homophobic in the world because of all the horrible and not to mention very violent anti-gay assaults they have committed. There has been mob violence, the act of stoning people, unjustified killings, etc. Jamaica is clearly really against the lgbt people. Transgender folks have a tougher time staying safe than anyone else. “Studies have shown that people who are transgender or gender non-conforming are 400 times more likely to be a victim of violence than the rest of the population.” This shows transgender people are more targeted for violence and therefore much more unsafe than a regular gender conforming person. It’s even hard for a transgender person to get the education that they need. “The effects of transphobia begin very early. It’s often harder for transgender people to get ...

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Those who identify as lgbt are faced with many unjust issues, every single day of their lives. Homophobia is still pretty evident today and many display their hate through violent acts. It’s sad to see because of the low amount of supporters, lgbt youth makes up a big number of homeless people. Instead of kicking their kids out, some resort to the life-scarring conversion therapy. Most who go through it don’t bounce back from it because of how traumatizing it was. After the legalization of gay marriage, gay people still don’t have the full equality they deserve and people still are targets of violence because of their sexual orientation. LGBTQIA people deserve equality because they continue to suffer many problems just for being who they are. Big changes were made but equality has not reached it’s full peak because not everyone has it.

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