As the whole world is undergoing turbulent times due to the pandemic hit across the globe, we can only stand by each other and take safety measures to better the community. But apart from this, the LGBT community has been facing major challenges even without the legality of this community. So, we decided to pen down some of the hard situations that the community has been facing for some time now. Let us take a tour of this article for more insights below.
The major challenges faced by the LGBT community
- Discrimination with employment: Many states ask gays or transgender to step down from their positions based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. This implies that even if they perform highly in the organization, they can lose their job if their boss disagrees with their identity. This is the major reason why so many people from the LGBT community cannot come out straight with their true identity. It makes them live in fear of being unaccepted in the general community or their workplaces. This has become a major concern as it poses a huge threat for many people who are a part of the LGBT community.
- Biased healthcare facilities: Even today, in this modern world, the LGBT community is fighting for equal rights for better healthcare facilities. They have been denied equal treatment by healthcare insurance firms, hospitals, and doctors because of their gender identity.
- Acceptance: Even though laws are crafted for equality for individuals, the LGBT community is still fighting for equality. These people live in shame, fear, and hate of not being accepted in society. This further gives rise to emotional harm, physical and mental trauma. With this trauma, they can risk their entire life ahead.
- Family pressure: While we have been discussing the world outside who has been making it difficult for gays and trans-genders to live their lives, some people are getting abused right in their homes. From not being empathetic about the feelings, identity, and concept of LGBT, we have seen how families make it difficult for their kids who come out as LGBT.
Some more challenges faced by LGBT communities
- Sexuality and sexual expression
- Live-in relationships
- Living with HIV
- Social isolation
Apart from these things, other challenges are faced by the LGBT community these days. Are you curious to know what more it includes? Check right below.
With some of these being the major hassles faced by the LGBT community, other things happen regularly. We have seen how people mock these people and make them feel guilty about their identity. They troll them on social media and make it very awkward to have a regular lifestyle. The world has been facing great difficulties with the pandemic kicking in already, so let’s try being gentle to people around us while giving them the space to grow and explore their sexual identities to the fullest.