Essay about The Queer People Of The World

1103 Words Apr 9th, 2016 5 Pages
One of the most marginalized communities across the world is the LGBTQIAP+ community (often shortened to LGBT+). The acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, asexual, pan/polysexual, and is made up of people from every religion, race, and social class. The LGBT+ community has gained tolerance and acceptance over the past decade. As more and more Americans become more accepting towards queer people, they have received more rights, which should have been a given in the first place. However, despite the support that the community has and their achievements, a large number of people continue to discriminate and act out against the LGBTQIAP. Factors such as racism and xenophobia are added to queerphobia to add to the already horrible statistics, so it is important that we continue to push towards the equality of the queer people of the world.

LGBTQ+ Spectrum: Sexuality Lesbian, gay, bisexual, polysexual, pansexual, asexual and queer are some of the sexualities that make up the sexuality end of the LGBT+ spectrum. The 2010’s have been filled with the most queer-positive changes out of any other decade, especially for those that are sexually queer. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) showed statistics from 2013 and 2014 that gave LGBT+ people more rights than they had ever had before. In 2013, eight U.S. states passed Marriage Equality Laws, which stated that anyone, no matter their sexual or gender identity, were allowed to wed. 2014 increased…

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