Speak Up & Speak Out: Protecting Freedom Of Expression For LGBT People

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In “Speak Up & Speak Out: Protecting Freedom of Expression for LGBT People,” by Article 19, 17 May 2014, the main discussion in this article includes the right to freedom of speech and rights as a human in general for LGBT people. In addition the article addresses other issues involving LGBT people such as, violence,inequality, and discriminatory laws. “Speak Up & Speak Out: Protecting Freedom of Expression for LGBT People,” is an article based on May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. It is a day when organizations, LGBT community members, and supporters, come together to unite and assure others that they have rights just like anyone else, regardless of their gender identity. Of course without there being people …show more content…
It is not said for the reader to just feel sorry for LGBT people, but to understand that there’s so many issues, and all of it is unnecessary. For example, “Too many people are silenced because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, or for speaking out in issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender(LGBT) people. This is unacceptable.” After reading this example the reader can understand the type of tone that the writer is using especially by adding unacceptable at the end. It’s a very strong stance portrayed by the writer which cause the reader to believe that the writer is strongly against the discrimination against LGBT …show more content…
For example, “ On the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, we call leaders in the world to ensure that all people can speak their minds without fearing violence or intimidation, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity.” This quote is important because it addresses another issue regarding LGBT people 's inequality, but also includes the fact that on that day all supports and LGBT people come together to unite and stand strong for who they are. Although the ethos and logos appeals both bring the reader in and inform, the pathos appeal takes the reader on an emotional journey that lets the reader really understand and acknowledge the issues more. For example, “Every day, across the world LGBT people and others speaking out to defend equality are attacked just for expressing their identities and views, for talking about sexual orientation or gender identity, or proudly marching in the streets to defend their rights.” This example tells the reader that innocent LGBT people are being attacked just for being who they are. Which gives off a harsh tone causing the reader to sympathize with LGBT people. Another example of pathos is, “We all have the right to information about sexual orientation and gender identity. This is essential to the

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