Hello, my name is Ruyi. My classmates and I started a digital activism project. The overall goal for this project was to raise support for LGBTQ healthcare equality. LGBTQ members are discriminated in healthcare
Hello, my name is Ruyi. My classmates and I started a digital activism project. The overall goal for this project was to raise support for LGBTQ healthcare equality. LGBTQ members are discriminated in healthcare settings such as doctor offices...
I want to fight for better LGBTQ healthcare. Prejudice and discrimination is everywhere but when it endangers someone’s life, it is unacceptable. I have friends in the LGBTQ community and they should never b
I want to fight for better LGBTQ healthcare. Prejudice and discrimination is everywhere but when it endangers someone's life, it is unacceptable. I have friends in the LGBTQ community and they should never be exempt or delayed from medical help just because of their orientation. There are multiple instances where LGBTQ people are stopped or purposely delayed from medical attention and it is life threatening. Everyone should be the able to get help when they need it and your race, appearance, social status, orientation, gender, etc. should never matter. The LGBTQ community deserve all the rights that non-LGBT...
I am intrigued by your post because you offered eye opening statistics that really exposed the problems in society.
One thing you said that stands out for me is: “80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation.” I think this is sad because of the fact that people are isolated just because of their sexuality.
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This is a youth-powered social network and multimedia publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 10,000 posts and over 17,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.