I am intrigued with your post, also very much agree. One cannot change someones sexual identity and can’t be forced upon somebody. I am apart of the LGBTQ community and to even think of being tortured out of my sexual orientation is unfair, it is just as equal to racism. Regardless of skin complexion, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion everyone is human.
Dear Emily and Ayla,
I am intrigued of your post because I agree on their is no way to change a persons sexuality. I am startled that people are trying to do this, I didn’t know about this until I read this post. They need to stop this because it’s not right and me and everyone else in the LGBTQ+ community shouldn’t need to deal with this in our lives . We already have to many issues already. One thing that stands out to me is how you stated, ” Therapy practices can include aversion therapy, gender reinforcement, electric shock therapy to the genitals and sniffing human feces, and other sexual interactions (RWiki).”I think this is pretty scary and wrong to do to our own kind.
Ayla, amazing job with your infographic. Conversion therapy is something that horrifies me and I wish it got more attention as an issue we need to fix. I love how you included a quot because it really shows how terrible and demeaning conversion therapy is in a more personal way. I commend you for shining a light on this topic which is not too often talked about. Awesome job!
Ayla, I really appreciate what you have to say about LGBT issues. I think that law regulation in the workplace is hugely needed. I think that wage discrepancies among people in the community (in addition to the gap between men and women) is something that ought to be fixed, sooner rather than later. I really hope our nation grows in the next few years to get with the times, and realize that ignorance is not bliss, and these problems need to be dealt with to really make the US the “land of the free and the home of the brave”.
I think the acceptance of the LGBT community is a serious problem in world today, especially America. I like who addressed this post calling out the president. Are your referring to this upcoming election? Is there someone particular you had in mind? I do believe that it is time for acceptance for those different than us. It’s time for change.
I definitely believe that this problem of discrimination of the LGBT community needs to be fixed. I think all people are equal and I hope that is the mindset that the future president takes into office and fixes this problem once and for all.
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