Discrimination Against The Lgbtq Community Essay

1623 Words Apr 19th, 2016 7 Pages
Everyone has that one thing they are fighting for. Whether its fighting for what you believe in or what you think is right. We are all fighting for something. I am fighting for the right to be able to walk down the street and hold my beautiful girlfriends hand, and not be looked at like we are an abomination. I am fighting for the right to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Even with all of the progress the United States has made in recent years, the LGBTQ community is still facing ongoing discrimination. People always say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Then they go on and say the same about people; but that is exactly people do. It is just human nature to judge something or someone before you get to know them. I have lost count of how many times I have gotten disgusted looks or sneers while going out in public with my girlfriend. I am not ashamed to be who I am. I hear the whispers escape people’s mouths as we walk by. They say things like, “That is disgusting”, “you should be ashamed”, and “you are going to rot in hell”. The whispers are endless. The whispers hurt. Words hurt. In her essay The Meanings of a Word, Gloria Naylor stated, “Words themselves are innocuous; it is the consensus that gives them true power” (116). The words I hear on an almost daily basis is hard on me. The words themselves do not hurt me, it is the hostility, and disgust behind the words that get me. I can remember one night lying in bed holding my girlfriend as she was sobbing,…

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