Essay on Lgbt Rights And The Lgbt Movement

865 Words Sep 16th, 2016 4 Pages
The transgender movement first emerged in 1952, but was formality made into a movement in 1969 with the Stonewall riots, which also was the birth of the LGBT movement. Since then transgender rights and transgendered people, in general, have been a prevalent topic in todays media since the passing of several LGBT laws. The passing of laws in favour of the LGBT, such as, marriage equality law, the transgender community is now focusing on obtaining laws that favour the movement in gaining equal and civil rights. Now ever since the movement emerged there has been a debate over whether there needs to be laws to protect them from discrimination. There are roughly 1.4 million people who identify as transgender in the U.S. and with the increase in media cover in show such as, I am Jazz, it has brought the issues of transgender rights and discrimination into the news front. There are many laws in circulation not only to help transgenders gain rights but ones that aim to deny them their rights for reasons such as, religious liberty. The basic rights that transgender people are hoping will make it to law is their right to use the bathroom of their chose, to be able to dress as the gender they identify with in the work place, and over just to be able to walk around freely as who they want to be because without that, it can lead to depression and suicide. The biggest argument against the transgender movement and their rights are people who are against it because of their religious…

Related Documents