LGTBQ COMMUNITY

  • 42% of people who are LGBT report living in an unwelcoming environment.
  • 80% of LGTBQ and lesbian youth report severe social isolation.
  • 6 in 10 LGBT students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.

The recent victory in Virginia by the first openly transgender candidate to the state legislature, though a very commendable feat, masks some the renewed oppression that LGTBQ and transgenders. In fact this somewhat surprising victory is mostly likely a form of reprisal against Donald Trump's staunch agenda again that community - such as not allowing transgenders to serve in the military or Jeff Session's recent announcement regarding no longer protecting transgenders from employment discrimination.

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