Tag Archives: LGBT

Gay Rights: Human Rights for the LGBTQ Community

Let’s begin by defining what we mean by “Gay Rights.” This particular word combination is bandied about quite freely by people on both the conservative and the progressive sides of the aisle, both in politics and in church; and we must therefore step back and look at the origin of the terms “human rights” and

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Would opening an LGBT school work?

Manchester is said to be the hosting ground for the first school in Britain for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. The LGBT school, speculated to be opening its doors within the next three years, plans to take 40 full-time students from across the area and will offer up to 20 part-time places for young

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The Social Disease of Bigotry

Bigotry is one of the most common hate-inducing problems all over the world. In the 1970s, the US dealt with bigotry and racism issues, from the Civil Rights Movement to other anti-discrimination practices. The television series “All In The Family” was created to shed light on many relevant issues of the day. The world got

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What Does “Transgender” Mean?

Individuals who are transsexual or transgender basically feel as if they have been born in the wrong body. It is estimated that between 2 and 5 percent of the population in the United States experiences some form of transgender tendencies or gender dysphoria. According to Amnesty.org, there, there could be as many as 1.5 million

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Am I Gay: 1 Wonder of the World

Am I gay? Thousands of people find themselves asking this question. Some people do not view homosexuality as a problem or threat, but there are those who do. Many people who are gay wish they weren’t, and they seek advice, guidance, and answers to the questions they have about the events that transpire in their

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Homosexual Bullying

Homosexual bullying is common due to the many misconceptions associated with the lifestyle. Homosexuals have been harassed because of their sexual orientation for decades. The lifestyle they choose is something many people either refuse to acknowledge or plainly choose not to accept. The United States is one of the least tolerant when it comes to

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Christian Jessen: Champion for Gay Acceptance

The Story of Christian Jessen… Bullying has been around forever. In the past, there were many excuses thrown around for why someone would get bullied. “Oh she is just jealous of you.” “He likes you. That is why he pulled your hair.” “Boys will be boys.” All of these excuses have been used to explain away

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Jamey Rodemeyer

Jamey Rodemeyer died on September 18, 2011 after he committed suicide due to the constant bullying that he received as a result of his being gay. He is another young man in a long line of bullying victims. Jamey was well known for his activism against homophobia and for his YouTube videos dedicated to bullying victims.

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Bullying in Thailand

Introduction In the past century, Thailand established a reputation of being a tolerant nation, accepting of people and different cultures from around the world. In general, the Thai people are individualistic, freedom loving, generous of spirit, and happy. When it comes to tourist spending, the Mastercard’s 2014 Global Destination Index ranked Bangkok as the second

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LGBT

Since the beginning of humanity there have always been people attracted to the opposite gender, others attracted to the same gender, some attracted to both genders, and others who identify with the opposite gender that is other than their physical body. At different times in history and under different cultures, this variety in the human

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Homophobic

Living with or around a homophobic person if you are LGBTQ is difficult emotionally and psychologically. Daily, you endure insults and slurs about your sexual orientation. You may have tried to reason with these persons, but nothing you have said has helped. You’ve tried to understand them, knowing that the political and cultural climate encourages

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The It Gets Better Campaign: Giving Hope to the LGBT Community

It Gets Better “For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a ‘rite of passage’ and by asking students to simply ‘get over it.’ Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let’s break this silence and end school bullying.” —

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