Two Part Assignment
The attitudes towards the LGBTQ are steadily improving in the society with communities increasingly accepting the individuals despite their different sexual orientations. Considering the society is constantly being educated on the issue and the society continues to be less religious, there is more acceptance for the LGBT community. Notably, these changing attitudes are extensively experienced among the young adults and population in the society. However, when it comes to schools, LGBTQ atudents are still facing discrimination and harrassment for their sexual prientation. It has become very difficult for students to easily come out and be proud of their sexual orientation due to the harassment that will most likely come from their fellow students. The negative labelling of being an LGBTQ poses a risk of the indiviodual facing verbal harassment or any other forms of bullying. Therefore, it is prudent to state that the risk of negative bullying has not reduced in substantial rates and there is still more work needed in school to raise awareness and create positive attitudes towards the community.
While there is a greater acceptance of teh LGBTQ community specifically students compared to the past years, the students facing greater healthy and safety risks than the heterosexual students is attributed to the victimization that still happens in teh school. At many times, the LGBTQ students will be victimized and fear to report to the respective authorities. The victimization and harassment continues posing more health and safety risks to the individual with the fear of further bullying from the school. It has been stated that apart from the school peers creating the hostile climate for the LGBTQ students, a survey conducted among students would report that the school staff would occasionally make biased remarks towards the students and fail to implement proper interventions (Gonzalez, 2018). It is these issues that will have the LGBTQ students face further health and safety risks since the right authorities are not doing enough to protect them.
Gonzalez, J. (2018, September 20). Making school a safe place for LGBTQ students. Retrieved from https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/lgbtq-students/
Bhatia, J. (2020). Global Acceptance of LGBTQ On the Rise. Retrieved from https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2020-06-25/lgbtq-acceptance-growing-in-us-and-other-countries-over-time