Essay on Bullying Is A Common Challenge

1246 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Bullying has become a common challenge that many are likely to face at some point in their lives. We must strive to end bullying as a whole. Bullying is something to which most people are opposed, but many are not aware that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and plus (LGBTQ+) community is more likely to be targeted by bullies than heterosexuals are. The New England Journal of Medicine composed a Study of Bullying of Sexual-Minority Youth and found that the sexual minority is significantly more likely to be bullied and twice as likely to be victimized by peers. Bullying is a terrible crime no matter who the victim is, but those in the LGBTQ+ community tend to be bullied and targeted more than others. This needs to change. It is true that the world is more accepting than it has ever been in the past, especially since the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states in the United States, but it can still improve (de Vogue, Diamond). “Better” does not mean the fight is over. The efforts made to end the vicious cycle of bullying have improved, but still have a long way to go. Anti-bullying programs need to be diverse and highlight situations that are not spoken about, yet occur all too frequently. Parents also need to try to raise accepting and tolerant children. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but one should not have the intentions to purposely harm someone. Just because one has a different belief than someone else should not mean the opposing…

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