What can people do to make a change?
There are numerous ways people can help to make a better change for the rights of the LGBT people. There are many international organisational such as International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and many more that help support rights and laws for the LGBT community.
There are also other local communities in the world for example in Melbourne, Australia there is an organisation named Way Out. Way out helps the LGBT people by fighting against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. There are a variety of organisations out there that people can join and help out the LGBT.
People can make events, like social events where people can gather and talk about the rights the LGBT deserved. Making a resolution with fellow people in the community and submit it to politicians or governments that can help us make a change for the LGBT people are also a good idea to start making a change. Some topics people can consider are:
- Adoption and family rights
- Arbitrary arrests and detention
- Connections between LGBT rights and women’s rights
- Death Penalty
- Education rights
- Employment rights
- Hate crimes
- Healthcare and mental health rights
- LGBT rights in rural and isolated areas
- Mechanisms of rights protection
- Relationship recognition and marriage equality
- Restrictions on free expression
- Right of asylum
- Transphobia and gender identity discrimination
- Violence and Cruel Regarding Treatment
Local communities should make programs or council Schools should make awareness and be anti-bullying towards the LGBT. Creating programs for kids or teens that are still in the process of accepting their true self would help and benefit the person and the community as the discrimination will decrease and people would get more along.