Persuasive Essay On LGBT Rights

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LGBTQ+ rights *dramatic pause* also known as human rights. Rights that others get but, someone like me may not *another pause* and that needs to change. There’s still laws to change and there’s still hearts to open. There are still citizens, perhaps neighbors, even loved ones, good and decent people who hold onto out-worn arguments and old attitudes. Who fail to see our families like their families. Who deny someone like me the rights most Americans take for granted.

EVERY DAY, thousands of LGBT youth in the United States face injustice in schools, danger in their homes, or uncertainty on the streets.

(LGBT)Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth face the threat of victimization everywhere. One of the most biggest threats they face is being thrown out of their own homes by their own families. “Every year thousands of minors are forced into homelessness by their families because of their
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You should not be fired from your job just because of who you are or who you love, but you should also be able to feel safe in any community that you live in." - Rea Carey

I’m sure some of you have twitter and may be aware of the tweet I’m going to reference. There is a tweet that has garnered over 200,000 likes regarding Disney making an Lgbt Princess. This person said and I quote “In no way am I homophobic, but”

I just wanna stop the quote right there really quick to point out that whenever someone starts off by saying “I’m not ____ but” chances are they are EXACTLY who they are claiming not to be. Continuing the quote he goes on to say, “In no way am I homophobic, but I really think y’all are trying to force this LGBT sh*t in everybody lifestyle.” end quote.

A USC study found that in the top 100 films between 2007-2014, 0.1% of characters were bisexual. 0.2% of characters were gay men, 0.08% of characters were lesbians, and no characters were transgender. Those statistics speak for