lilijana F. New Mexico

LGBTQA+ rights

Everyone deserves human rights, even LGBTQA+ individuals.

Dear Future President, 

The rights of people who are LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender etc.) are very important to me. While gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states, there's a long way to go. In some places, gay men are not allowed to donate blood under any circumstance. Gay parents are not allowed to adopt children in some places either. Between 30 and 40% of LGBTQA+ members have attempted suicide. Thats more than people who are not. This is a serious issue. Teens are getting kicked out of their home for being LGBTQA+. This is a big deal to me because I am part of the community. In America, we are free. So, why are we still telling people they're not allowed to have the same rights as everyone else?

There are several solutions to our issue. They could be as simple as letting gay men donate blood. Of Course you'd want to test them and make sure they don't have HIV or AIDS. But you would do that for any other man too, right? Or how about letting gay couples adopt. I have met plenty of people who were kicked out for being different by their straight parents. Whereas gay couples tend to accept differences more because they know what its like to be treated differently or not fit in. But being gay or transgender shouldn't be an abnormality. If I ever have kids one day, I want the idea of LGBT+ people not having rights to sound as crazy to them as racism and not being able to sit somewhere because of skin color, did to me.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I would love to hear back from you, and hear your side and opinion. I want to know what you plan to do to fix our problem, how you plan to do it, and if it's as big of a deal to you as it is to me. 

Sincerely, Lilijana F.