Recent few months the world has experienced a mainstream of the LGBT movement. All we know that LGBT rights are all about marriage, but it’s way more than that. There are a lot of issues which are regularly faced by LGBT people which get shadowed under the issue of marriage equality.
I had thrown a light below on some of the major issues of LGBT which should be prioritized over marriage equality.
A recent survey identifies 40% homeless youth to be LGBT and in that around 68% of the youths were kicked out by their families because of their sexual orientation. This leaves all these youths vulnerable to mental and physical health issues, which may lead to unfair criminalisation of queer and trans youths
Violence Against Queer Ans Trans People
In 2012 around 2000 anti-LGBT hate violence incidents were registered and looking at the past few months the world has noticed incidents like the murder of a trans woman named Islan Nettles and the shooting of Mark Carson who was a gay man. Since then a lot of anti-LGBT attacks have been recorded from around the world.
Racism has always been a major issue of the LGBT population, which is almost twice as the experience of physical violence. The two victims Islan Nettles and Mark Carson were the people of colour. Racism is found at the root of every issue that the LGBT community is recently facing.
Recently it was revealed that around 2.7% undocumented immigrants were identified as LGBT. The LGBT immigrants are forced or urged to live in literal and figurative borders which causes the subject of harassment and abuse. A recent report by the National Center for Transgender Equality throws a light on the major issues which are faced by trans migrants particularly. You can get more information on homosexuality by clicking here.