Advocacy

WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER RIGHTS?

LGBT and GNC (gender non-conforming) rights are not special rights. We need to work to achieve equal civil rights for all people, including our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender loved ones. Because our LGBT children, friends and family members deserve the same rights as our straight ones; because discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still legal; because a LGBT person can be fired from their job simply because of who they love or how they express their gender; because GLBT youth face constant harassment and abuse in schools across the country; because the road to full equality and acceptance is a long one. YOUR LOVED ONES NEED YOU to take a stand for fairness. By being open about yourself and your family, you are already helping to dispel misinformation and fear.