Dear next President,
LGBT discrimination is major problem in The United States. DoSomething.com states that “6 in 10 LGBT students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.” LGBT discrimination affects students’ school work. How are students supposed to focus on their studies if they’re worried about what other people think about them or their friends? IT occurs to students outside of school as well. “80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation.” Discrimination against LGBT doesn't just affect students, it affects adults as well. “42% of people who are LGBT report living in an unwelcoming environment.” According to DoSomething.com. Some people are against LGBT because it’s against their religion.
Some communities and schools are trying to prevent LGBT discrimination. The bible quotes that God intended man and woman to be together but that doesn't mean that man and man or woman and woman can’t be together. This being said, a bill was issued to prevent LGBT discrimination in religious schools. Glad states, "Fewer than a third of all U.S states have laws protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation, and only a handful prohibit discrimination based on a person's gender identity or expression." This means that LGBT discrimination is not receiving the attention that is needed.
In conclusion, LGBT discrimination is a big issue that needs to be acknowledged. If it doesn't receive the necessary attention, more and more people will suffer. LGBT discrimination affects lesbians, gays, bisexuals , transgenders, and many others. Every day LGBT people worry about what people think of them and it isn't fair. Everyone should be treated the same, no matter what.
Sincerely, Zaria Berrios