lgbt youth

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Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Give the youth the rights for justice against bullies!

The youth of America have always gone to school to follow the three "R's": Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, all the things that make going to school very important. Lately, there has been a growing pandemic that has become a frightening trend: The fear of being harassed, harmed or worse by bullies in public schools. The recent tragic events of youth committing suicide due to the harassment by bullies and a even MORE disturbing new trend... cyberbullying. The youth of america are tired of living their life in fear and it is time to give them a voice to stand up against bullying without the usage of violence. Recently a alarming statistic showed that  of the youth who are bullied are that of physically and mentally challenged, here is more statistics that are truly heartbreaking: 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at schoolChild and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time highSome kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of their bullies and/or they just can’t take the pain anymore 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at schoolA poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each monthMore youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school (Source:  THESE STATISTICS must end and the silence about this must end here and now! We, the youth of america are now asking all, to join us to call upon our congress and senate to support a national anti-bullying legislation law to give students, a voice in the world. An national law to make bullying of any kind illegal would be a historic breakthrough. We, the youth of this country are suggesting that the laws be put into action that would absolutely guarantee that the person causing the bullying would be tried in a student court based upon the codes that would be established across the country. It is also a time to RE-ASSURE that all children 17 years of age and over to know that If the crime is more severe, they would be tried in adult court. And to give those who are the victims of bullies a chance to have a voice to stand up and be heard! We, the youth of the united states of america,being tired of the harm, harassment and mistreatment by bullies based on gender, sexual preference, nationalities,  faith, and more, hereby ask the U.S. House of Representitives to PLEASE make a REAL OFFICIAL NATIONAL Law against bullying and to give the judicial power to the student to try the bullies in a student court of law as well and if they are found guilty, face the penalties according to the school codes.

Christopher Gagliardi
1,538 supporters
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Petition to Hawaii State House, Hawaii Governor, Hawaii State Senate

Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors in Hawai'i

Currently in the Aloha State, conversion therapy for minors is legal. Conversion therapy is the barbaric "therapy" treatment aimed at converting lesbians and gays  to heterosexuality as well as transgender individuals to the gender they were miss-assigned at birth. Such treatments are and have been criticized as a form of pseudoscience and torture. By banning conversion therapy for minors will help ensure that LGBT youth know that their sexual orientation and/or gender identity are fine just the way they are and there is nothing to "fix". Here are the side effects from conversion therapy:Depression, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, shame, social withdrawal, suicidality, substance abuse, stress, disappointment, self-blame, decreased self-esteem and authenticity to others, hostility and blame toward parents, increased self-hatred, feelings of anger and betrayal, loss of friends and potential romantic partners, problems in sexual and emotional intimacy, sexual dysfunction, high-risk sexual behaviors, a feeling of being dehumanized and untrue to self, a loss of faith, and a sense of having wasted time and resources. We need Hawai'i to join the other states that have banned conversion therapy. Those laws are court tested and U.S. Supreme Court approved! The American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American School Counselor Association, and the National Association of Social Workers have all come out against conversion therapy. This is why we are asking the Hawai'i State Legislature to ban conversion therapy for minors. 

Michael Golojuch Jr
33,638 supporters