Those of us who do not fall into the category of LBGTQIA can at least have empathy for the hostility, criticism, and rejection they face. They, too, are human. They, too, have rights and freedom under the Constitution of the United States among free and democratic nations worldwide.
All of us need to follow the Golden Rule:
- The Golden Rule, treating others as you want to be treated, is one of human history’s oldest and most universally agreed upon moral principles. We believe this ethical maxim’s spirit has helped prevent violence, starvation, exploitation, and discrimination.
In honor of LGBTQIA + Month
A poem and more:
“It’s hard to be who you really are
When the world around you feels so far
From accepting the way you love or feel
It’s like your heart is under a seal
You want to shout it from the rooftops
That you’re proud of who you are, no stops
But fear and shame hold you back
From being open about your love track
You see others living their lives,
Without a care, without any strife
While you hide in the shadows, in the dark
Afraid of being judged, afraid of a spark
But know that you are not alone
There are others like you, in this zone
Together, we can stand up and fight
For our right to love, to live in the light
“It’s hard to be LGBTIA,
In a world that’s not always okay.
But we’ll keep pushing, keep being true
Until the world finally accepts me and you.
Some individuals may fear that they have latent LGBTQIA+ leanings. This fear may come from various sources, such as societal pressures to conform to heterosexual and cisgender norms, internalized homophobia or transphobia, or a lack of understanding and acceptance towards LGBTQIA+ identities.
However, it is important to note that having LGBTQIA+ leanings is not something to be feared or ashamed of. Sexual orientation and gender identity are complex and varied, and it is perfectly normal to experience attraction or identify outside of heterosexual and cisgender norms. Individuals must explore their identities and feelings in a safe and supportive environment without judgment or discrimination.
The LGBTQIA+ community is a group of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual. The community has been historically marginalized and discriminated against. Despite progress in recent years, it continues to face significant challenges. This essay will explore the history of the LGBTQIA+ community, the challenges they face, and the progress made in recent years.
The LGBTQIA+ community has a long and complex history that dates back centuries. Throughout history, individuals who identified as anything other than heterosexual were often persecuted and discriminated against. The first known gay rights organization was founded in Germany in 1897. The modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement began in the 1960s with events like the Stonewall Riots in New York City. Since then, the movement has grown and evolved, with significant progress in recent years.
Despite this progress, the LGBTQIA+ community continues to face significant challenges. Discrimination and violence against LGBTQIA individuals are still prevalent in many parts of the world. Transgender individuals, in particular, face high rates of discrimination and violence. Transgender women of color are at significant risk. Many LGBTQIA+ individuals face challenges in accessing healthcare, housing, and employment.
However, there have been significant advancements in recent years. In the United States, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, and several states have passed laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The LGBTQIA+ community has also gained more visibility in popular culture, with more television, film, and literary representation. In addition, organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD work to promote LGBTQIA+ rights and advocate for policy change.
Despite progress, much work must be done to ensure the LGBTQIA+ community is fully accepted and protected. It is important to continue advocating for policy change and promoting education and awareness. The purpose is to combat discrimination and prejudice. To repeat:
Whether the issue is sexual or gender identity, race, religion, or ethnicity, we need to return to teaching our children the “Golden Rule.” The Golden
One of the oldest and most universally agreed-upon moral principles in human history. We believe this ethical maxim’s spirit has helped prevent violence, starvation, exploitation, and discrimination.
However, people do not honor or believe in the Golden Rule in the United States and worldwide. If more people believed in and taught this rule to their children, we would have a more peaceful and fair world.