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LGBT rights

821 petitions

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Petition to 문재인 , Keum-ro Lee

Same-Sex Marriage and equality in South Korea. (성적 소수자)와 주한 외국인의 차별없는 동등한 권리 보장

The Petition will be sent to the President of South Korea and the Minister of Justice. 한국은 한국사회에서 중요하게 다뤄지지 않고 흔히 무시당하는 LGBT 공동체(성적 소수자들)를 보호할 필요가 있다. KOREA is currently facing disturbing treatment of the LGBT Community. Meanwhile, I urge the President and his team to sit down and watch this (https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/watch-78-year-old-gay-man-sits-13-year-old-gay-boy-emotional-video/ The LGBT community is growing and pay taxes, they should therefore have equal rights. No more should LGBT people in Korea be at a disadvantage to hetronormative couples, as a couple unit. For example: having children, banking, tax benefits, access to personal information (for example if a partner is hospitalized) and so forth.   Korea needs to protect the LGBT community which often is left on the side, ignored and swept under the carpet. No more should leaders within the Government be able to 'witch-hunt' people for being gay. Events in 2017 https://koreaexpose.com/tag/lgbt/ https://koreaexpose.com/gay-blacklist-south-korea-army/  http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/04/17/South-Korea-military-accused-of-using-dating-app-to-trap-gay-soldiers/7881492448674/ (http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/south-korea-a-flawed-democracy/) Recent Gay Pride festivals have faced many problems in Korea due to problems with the Police and radical extremists. Interestingly Pride 2017 has the same experience! (https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/21/letter-government-south-korea-human-rights-and-comprehensive-sexuality-education and http://thekimchiqueen.blogspot.kr/2015/07/private-and-public-attacks-on-queer.html )  For supporters who want to contact the President directly: The New President can be contacted at: Cheongwadae, Sejong-ro No. 1, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, Republic of Korea Send message: http://english.president.go.kr/common/email.phpE-mail: webmaster@president.go.kr , foreign@president.go.kr Alternatively: The Minister of Justice can be found https://www.moj.go.kr/HP/ENG/about/eng_0401.jsp Building #1, Government Complex-Gwacheon, 47, Gwanmun-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeongi-do, 13809 Republic of Korea. TEL: +82-2-2110-3000    E-Mail:webmaster@moj.go.kr Key words: LGBT, Same-Sex, Freedom, South Korea, Korea, Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daejeon, equality.

Simon Williams-Im
1,026 supporters
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Petition to Buddy Dyer, Teresa Jacobs

Ban LGBTQ Conversion Therapy for minors in Orlando and Orange County, FL

This is a petition requesting that the City of Orlando and Orange County Government put forth an ordinance officially banning conversion therapy practices for LGBTQ minors. Conversion therapy (sometimes called reparative therapy) is a pseudoscience practiced by clinical psychologists as a form of treatment or spiritual counseling in an effort to change a person's sexual orientation from homosexual/bisexual to heterosexual. It is a practice rooted in the belief that homosexuality is a psychological complication. This has been proven false by the American Psychiatric Association. The real objective of most of these conversion therapy psychologists is simply to make money off of confused parents and already stressed LGBTQ youth. While many adults choose to undergo conversion therapy for many reasons (be they religious, social, or personal), this practice is often used by parents of LGBTQ children. Instead of supporting, understanding, and unconditional love to their child, the parents force their child into conversion therapy. This is detrimental to the child's mental health and overall well being. Treatment includes visualization, social skills training, and most often; prayer groups. However, many LGBTQ people have reported more extreme methods of treatment; including electroshock therapy, forced viewing of heterosexual pornography, and forced heterosexual intercourse. Such forms of treatment are opposed by the American Psychiatric Society, which labels this form of practice as "unethical". As of this writing, there are nine states and eighteen cities in the United States that ban conversion therapy. In Florida, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Miami, Wilton Manors, Miami Beach, Bay Harbor Islands and Boynton Beach have conversion therapy bans. Orlando (including Orange County) is the largest metropolitan area in Florida without such a ban. Orlando City leaders constantly promote the city as a welcoming and safe place for all. A city and county wide ban on conversion therapy would ensure LGBTQ children are not forced such abuse. Please sign this petition to send a message to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs that we will not tolerate conversion therapy for minors.

Donnie Wannamaker
8 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Parkersburg City Council Members, Tom Joyce

Fairness for Parkersburg: I SUPPORT the Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Dear Council Members,      I SUPPORT the passage of the proposed Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance as it is currently written to add sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and genetic information to the existing list of protected groups covered by the West Virginia Human Right Act. All Parkersburg city residents and visitors should be able to live, work, and visit free from discriminatory treatment.       I understand that the members of the previously mentioned groups currently have no protections from being fired, evicted or denied basic public accommodations just for being who they are. Furthermore I understand that "Places of Public Accommodations" is a legal term as defined by Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination in hotels, motels, restaurants, theaters, and all other public accommodations defined by law as engaging in commerce, and that the definition provides an exemption for private clubs or other establishments not in fact open to the public including churches. To argue that this definition means anything otherwise would be contrary to established and existing law.        I also do not believe in the Bathroom Predator Myth being perpetuated by those opposing this ordinance. West Virginia does not currently have any laws defining restroom usage. As such transgender people in West Virginia have always been free to use the rest facilities corresponding to their gender identity. This ordinance will in no way change that and it is not a "Bathroom Bill".       Failing to pass this ordinance sends the wrong message to citizens, visitors, businesses, and prospective employers and employees. Nationally, 96% of Fortune 500 companies have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination employment policies. Locally, Camden Clark Hospital, HighMark BCBS West Virginia, People's Bank, Huntington Bank, WVUP, Walmart, McDonalds just to name a few, all have LGBT inclusive non-discrimination employment policies. Major companies are aware that to recruit and retain the best and brightest people, they must have an inclusive workplace environment in communities which promote a high quality of living. Not passing this ordinance sends a message to businesses and difficult-to-attract millennial workers that Parkersburg is not interested in moving forward.       It is time for Parkersburg to join the ten other cities and towns in West Virginia that have already passed inclusive non-discrimination ordinances like the one before you today. I urge you to vote Yes on the Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance to send the message that Parkersburg is No Place for Hate.       

Fairness PKB
805 supporters