Dear Mr./ Mrs. Future President,
I understand that you are busy in the office with many other things that come before what I am writing you about. Gender dysphoria is an important issue in the United States today. Gender dysphoria is one’s internal sense of self as male, female, both or neither.
As Karl Bryant from Britannica Online wrote, controversy over gender dysphoria (gender identity) started in the mid-1990s. “The level of debate and controversy increased then because of the work of transgender, intersex, gay, and lesbian social movements that started; but, there were also many critiques made within mental health professions as these movements kept going.” Is your administration going to keep what has previously been said about gender dysphoria?
In April of 2011, The Williams Institute noted that there are increasing numbers in some of the population-based surveys about the size of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population. Gary J. Gates stated from research that there was an estimated 3.5% of adults in the United States that identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and another estimated 0.3% of adults are transgender. Also, there had been trouble defining gender population in 2011. Are there going to be programs that are going to help people define their true identity/ gender?
As society rolls on, we tend to set gender stereotypes. Gender stereotypes are stereotypes that regards a person or group that can cause unequal and unfair treatment because of a person’s gender. Gender stereotypes first started out as sex roles in 1975. How are you going to be able to help prevent people from using Gender stereotypes in today’s society?
I would really appreciate that you help all the people that are having trouble defining their true self. I think that people should feel the need to be whoever they want to be and not have anyone judge them for it. I want people to with Gender dysphoria be heard. Are you willing to take the challenge?
Heavyn Leigh W.
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