Discrimination And Inequality In The LGBT Community

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Register to read the introduction… This has an impact on their relationships with friends and family, health status, mental health (there are higher risks of depression, suicide, anxiety and mental distress in the LGBT population), and financial deficits. These people feel the need to “come out” in front of their friends and family, and want to be accepted without the fear of rejection and guilt. Then again, why the notion of “coming out of the closet”? The society is building closets to hide what they want to avoid, i.e. skeletons in the closet. Do heterosexual people have to make their sexual orientation public and fear of disapproval, rejection, and discrimination? One of the reasons for all this unwanted attention towards people’s sexual orientation may be because focusing on the LGBT community and spending energy and time on discriminating (please see otherness) is a red herring used to distract the society’s attention from more important problems such as poverty and recession. The aforementioned theory is a mere extrapolation, such trying to find a reason in madness or as Nietzsche portrays it “….there is also always some reason in madness" Nietzsche (1914). Wilkinson et al believes “although sexual orientation is only one component of an individual's sexual identity there is a common misconception that the components of a person's sexual identity operate in parallel. For example, when people are as possessing cross-gender sex roles, they are more likely to be perceived as being gay or lesbian.” Wilkinson, Wayne and Roy, Andrew …show more content…
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