Question Paper : Population Perspectives On Policy
Heterosexism is defined as "the discrimination or prejudice by heterosexuals against homosexuals" (merriam-webster.com) and is predicated on the belief that being heterosexual is the norm and the only accepted type of relationship. Everyday heterosexism is exposed in our media, our policies, and daily practices. By making these assumptions, social workers can be in part ties for the oppression and marginalization experienced by the LGBTQ community. As a profession, social work embraces diversity and strives to ensure equal rights for all. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is committed to supporting the needs of these groups and, in turn, they created the National Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues.
The LGBT community is formally identified as a gay community. According to Subhrajit (2014), the initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures and is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-gender instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. In this group each individual is closely united and supports subcultures, organizations, and social movements to uplift the population. But the real question is, how is the LGBT marginalized? As we know, marginalization deals with individuals who lack control over their lives and their connection to resources based on a…