Common Questions on Human Rights and LGBTs.

  1. Jill Andrews
  2. January 12, 2018 1:09 pm

Common Questions on Human Rights and LGBTs.

Do you know that an overwhelming number of Americans belong to the lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual community? According to a recent study, more than 90% of Americans have a friend or colleague who belongs to the LGBT community.

The society has changed drastically in the past few years. It is open to LGBT communities. When compared to the 1990s, society has started to accept LGBTs. In fact, it has rules and regulations that can support the growth of gays and lesbians. This change can be attributed to many factors.

On the other hand, a considerable number of LGBT communities feel stigmatized by their neighbors and the society. These people are rejected by their dear ones and friends. As a result, they are forced to leave their home and state. A recent survey revealed that 30% of gays and lesbians are physically threatened and attached. In fact, they feel unwelcome in religious places. More than 40% of gays and lesbians are treated inappropriately by their employer and colleagues. In fact, 60% of LGBTs are subject to bad jokes and slurs. The survey focused on gays and lesbians between 12 and 25 years of age.

With all this being said, here are few common questions raised about the LGBT community.

Did LGBT communities exist only in the West?

Certainly not! A lot of people believe that LGBTs existed only in the West. Well, this is absolutely wrong. Gays and lesbians are found throughout the world. They have a history that dates back to the medieval times. In fact, many rock paintings in Ancient Egypt and South Africa speak of prehistoric LGBTs. The Ottoman literature and texts from Ancient India have documented the existence of LGBTs. Modern societies have a different view on gays and lesbians. To be more precise, modern societies are more open about LGBTs. In fact, many Asian countries consider the community as a 3rd gender.

Are there Human Rights Law to help the LGBT communities?

Certainly Yes! There are many human rights acts to protect LGBTs. International human rights laws are meant for everyone. These laws were created to make sure everyone is treated equally. The Human Rights Law goes against sex, religious, color, and race. It doesn’t depend on the sexual orientation of a person. In fact, it doesn’t conform to a specific country. The United Nations has many strict International human rights laws. These laws are carefully drafted by experts who are aware of the existence of the LGBT community.

Can society deprive the LGBT community on grounds of tradition, culture, and religion?

Certainly not! No one has the right to deprive another person on the grounds of tradition, culture or religion. As mentioned previously, human rights are meant for each and every person. It is a universal concept. Every human being is subject to similar rules and regulations. It doesn’t depend on where they live or what their sexual orientation is. Indeed, religion, culture, and history are extremely important. These elements play an important role in the cultural, economic and political systems of a country. Conversely, all states have legal duties to preserve and promote human rights to everyone (including gays and lesbians).

Can individuals change their gender identity and sexual orientation?

Unfortunately Not! It is difficult (or rather impossible) to change a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Instead, the negative attitude towards gays must be changed. People must not be allowed to discriminate or start violence against LGBT people. There should be strong rules and regulations to prevent individuals from turning LGBTs to straight again. At all times, it is an individual’s wish to be straight or gay!

Will LGBTs have an influence on children?

Fortunately, No! Spending time with LGBTs will not affect your little ones. Gays and lesbians cannot change the wellbeing and sexual orientation of a child. Instead, children must have access to education that promotes physical health, respectful living, and safety. Denying information will increase the risks of depression and isolation among young LGBTs.
It is incorrect to consider LGBTs as dangerous or “pedophiles” around children. This is absolutely wrong, distractive and offensive. LGBTs can become role models, teachers and amazing parents for the young ones. There is no connection between child abuse and homosexuality.

Do LGBTs undergo a tough time?

Certainly yes! Many LGBTs (of all regions and age groups) are subject to severe violations. They are raped, attacked, murdered and kidnapped in various parts of the world. Around 1/3rd of the LGBT communities are arrested and jailed without a valid reason. This situation must improve.