The Pride Movement Of The United States Essay

990 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free,” which is a statement made by President Obama in 2014. Then just a year later same-sex marriage was finally legalized in the United States. The pride movement has been one of the largest growing civil rights movements this country has ever faced. It has had a long battle, but will continue to push forward. It 's not a battle for citizens of the United States, but the world as a whole striving for equal opportunity. LGBT+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and then the plus is for Asexual and Queer/Questioning. A large amount of students in Junior High and High School are now identifying as a part of the LGBT+ community, yet may or may not completely understand the movement. Along with the growth in young adults coming out, there is an increase in many bullying, self harm and drug abuse cases amongst LGBT+ teens. In order to help prevent harm to today 's youth all students should receive support and a better education when it comes to topics about LGBT+ issues and concerns.
Almost every person who identifies as something outside of the general norm has fallen victim of school/online attacks. It 's been recorded that “Nearly 85% of LGBT student respondents heard “gay” used in a negative way (e.g., “that 's so gay”) frequently of often at school, and 91% report that they felt distressed because of this language” (Ramirez, 1). Due to these outbreaks of hate,…

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