C.M. Louisiana

LGBT Rights

How LGBT people should be treated in my opinion.

Dear Future President,

My concerns for your next four years are the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights. I know that certain people have different types of views on this, but I think that some could be more liberal on this topic. But if you do not wish to change them, that is fine, I respect everyone.

At a Barack Obama press conference, Susan E. Rice stated that “Whether we are talking about race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, this fight for equal rights is what our history and values demand. It is also profoundly in our interests. If we reduce the disparities that can lead to instability and violence, we increase our shared security. Countries do better—across every metric—when they tap the talents of all their people. A 2014 USAID study estimates that expanding rights for a country’s LGBT population is associated with an increase in GDP. So, advancing equality is both morally right and strategically smart.” She is insisting that everyone should be treated equally. Some of my close friends and also some of my colleagues at school are LGBT. And sometimes, people of these genders are treated very poorly. They are being put down everyday by people. I feel like deep down in the humane roots of everyone, one could do anything they wanted to do better. And for most people, that is the root cause. People do not care for different reasons. The two reasons are that they were either raised like that or that they are being deluded by propaganda.

People should be able to be whoever they want. People should be allowed to be express themselves. I know that some people’s views of this is based on the Bible. The Bible tells us that there are only two genders. But people have different views. Some people in America are not Christians and they do not believe the same thing you do. And if one would not agree with this, one should not call them a bad name, such as a queer. "Queer means that you are one of those letters (LGBT), but you could be all of those letters and not knowing is OK," she said.

But people will always believe in the Bible. Mostly conservative Americans believe in the Bible and they believe it word for word. And they have right to. I personally believe in the Bible. But I still think there are more than two genders. But America is a beautiful country because of freedom of belief. And I will respect what they think about this situation. But I will have an opinion of my own.

To conclude, it is all about respect. It is about thinking that everyone is equal. No one should ever be put down.