LGBT COMMUNITY(Malalinta San Manuel Isabela)

LGBT COMMUNITY(Malalinta San Manuel Isabela)

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jurina manzano started this petition to barangay captain

How can I help the LGBT community?

1. Support the Equality Act to Make Discrimination Illegal.
Can you believe it’s still legal to discriminate against a person for their sexual orientation or gender identity in more than half of US states? This can make getting a job, securing housing, finding insurance, and other necessary aspects of life immensely harder for LGBT individuals. The Equality Act would fix that by making such discrimination illegal everywhere, as it should be. Ben & Jerry’s, and a bunch of other major companiesOpens a new window, including Facebook, American Airlines, and Google, support the Equality ActOpens a new window. 78% of voters support these protectionsOpens a new window too. Add your name to the list of Americans calling on Congress to support passing the Equality ActOpens a new window.  

2. Put an End to Bullying.
Bullying, of course, can be experienced by anyone, but if you’re an LGBT teen or youth, the statistics get really scaryOpens a new window: LGBT youth and teens are twice as likely to experiment with alcohol and drugs and four times more likely to attempt suicide. It should shock and shame all of us that many states and a majority of school districtsOpens a new window still have no laws or policies protecting LGBT students. Find outOpens a new window what you can do to help. No one should feel unsafe because their sexual orientation.

3. Stop Anti-LGBT Legislation.
Opposition to LGBT equality remains high in many state legislatures. In 2015, state legislatures introduced over 115 anti-LGBT billsOpens a new window—many with the aim of allowing businesses and agencies to deny services to LGBT individuals on the basis of religion. The rash of recent laws intended to bar transgender people from using the bathroom of their choiceOpens a new window is just another example of what we’re up against. Check out the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to view resources on state-by-state protections against discriminationOpens a new window, support the Equality Act, and find out how you can get involved in your own stateOpens a new window. 

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