Ordinary People And Heroes Essay

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Heroes and “Ordinary People” Changing the World

Heroes are seen as not ordinary people, but really they are just ordinary people. They are the people who create change in the world. Although they may not be saving the world from meteors or protecting the city from super villains, they are there, slowly fighting for their rights. In this case, they are fighting for their rights as homosexuals, people who identify as gays or lesbians. A group of people who created a spark in Canadian history on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. The Brunswick Four were a group of four lesbians’ who decided to sing in a Toronto bar called the Brunswick Bar in 1974 where they sang, “a rousing revision of “I Enjoy Being a Girl” – for ‘girl’
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123). Cooper did this because, “prominent gay people need to stand up and be counted because the word ‘gay’ is still used as a slut” (Gay, p. 124). There are many instances of bullying still going on as, “Nine out of ten LGBT teenagers report being bullied at school” (Gay, p. 124). There is a need for people to stand up to LGBT rights as it is an ongoing injustice to everybody and the rights that LGBT activists have worked up to are well appreciated. However, there still is the next boundary to cross, there are still more barriers to break even though more and more celebrities such as Frank Ocean, a black man who is in a “notoriously homophobic R&B and hip-hop community” (Gay, p. 126). came out as a gay man. One of the main reasons LGBT people are still being discriminated is because, “For every step forward, there is some asshole shoving progress back” (Gay, p. 126). We need more people like Zach Wahls, “a child raised by two women… He spoke in support of gay marriage in Iowa” (Gay, p.

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