Gender Stereotypes Of The LGBTQ + Community

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Summary of Article In today’s day and age, the idea of being “not heterosexual” has become less taboo and more accepted. People of the LGBTQ+ community are able to live their lives easier and freer than ever before, or, one would think. However, almost the exact opposite exists in the younger LGBTQ+ community. Due to more acceptance of non-cis genders and non-heterosexual persons, society anticipated the suicide rates of the younger LGBTQ+ community to decrease; unfortunately, the statistics prove an 180-degree flip. A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016) displayed that out of 15,000 high school students surveyed, 29.4% of students who identified as gay, lesbian, and bisexual said they had …show more content…
The most obvious cause is LGBTQ+ teenagers feeling unaccepted in society. These teenagers feel that the world does not love them and cares little about their lives. They feel that the only way to better themselves and make themselves happier is by taking their very own lives. Another cause is an uneducated society. Although society today is becoming more accepting, many of the elderly members of modern society find it hard to accept a lifestyle that is very different from their own. They think that people living lifestyles such as those amongst the LGBTQ+ community are a gift from the devil himself. This leads to people in those communities to feel excluded from their peers, which results in a sense that they are a burden to the society that deems them …show more content…
Although many people have tried to fix this problem, most of these attempts have ended unsuccessfully. A solution that has not been implemented that much is educating society of different lifestyles. By educating societies that being a member of the LGBTQ+ community is okay, people can start to become more accepting. Another solution for this issue is to let those teenagers who feel attacked and unwelcome in their homes know that their lifestyle is not a burden to society. Everyone deserves the chance to live their life freely. Informing depressed/self-harming teenagers of this will help remove the suicidal thoughts from their minds. Through therapy sessions, teenagers will slowly feel loved again and realize that they are not an issue of society, but rather that society is an issue to

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