This Is Not The End

As you know my classmates and I started this website as a way to try and gain awareness for our cause regarding LGBTQ rights. As much fun and opening this has been, all good things must come to end. However, even though our journey has come to an end, that doesn’t mean our issue has. “In a national survey of more than 12,000 LGBTQ teens aged 13 to 17, conducted by the Human Rights Campaign and researchers at the University of Connecticut, nearly 8 in 10 reported feeling depressed or down within the previous week, while only a quarter say they feel safe at school” (https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-05-15/lgbtq-teens-feel-unsafe-and-unwelcome-despite-growing-support-for-rights). As much progress as society has made in supporting and fighting for the LGBTQ community and their rights, it clear that there is still a lot left to do. As long as the LGBTQ community feels unwelcome and unsafe in places they shouldn’t simply because of their sexual orientation, then society is not doing enough. It’s not just the fight for rights but the fight to make the LGBTQ community feel human again. It was society that labelled straight as “normal” and gay as an illness, and because of that, it is also society’s job to get rid of those labels and make the LGBTQ community feel safe at school and home. This fight is far from being done and even though this will be my last blog, this will not be the last time I speak out about this issue and I urge you to do the same!

-Isabella



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