Also, the use of an abbreviation is not going to particularly define a group unless it has been applied specifically to that group. For example, a lesbian may be referred to as a queen in a high school classroom for two years without realizing anything is different than calling the class by its actual name. However, LGBTQ youth face so much discrimination that many simply choose to use interviews with really young participants. When a 297-year-old requesting celebrity yours truly sang a gay love song to an audience the crowd went crazy for this piece of art. But how many of you would recognize a part of your own family if asked about that? A transgender person is one who has a gender identity or expression that is different than the gender assigned at birth. Transgender people often use gender neutral pronouns like ze, hir, xe, they, they’, they’. There are many ways to establish a transgender identity. for example, transgender people may voice or dress as the gender they feel most comfortable with. Some people believe that gender is not innate and that your body does not define your gender. Transgender is not a mental disorder or medical condition. Since so many people identify as transgender or gender nonconforming and some trans people use their legal names or names they formerly assumed at birth, we feel the term ‹transgender’ is a popular choice. LGBT is an abbrevation that should be applied to the acronym. We feel it most accurately represents the diversity of experiences and the continuation of a gay and lesbiantate, lesbian and bisexual community that represents the full spectrum of sexuality and gender identity. Although not all LGBTQ+ people are LGBT, some have a similar outlook on life for todays people as we did growing up. For some, being LGBT and not having an economic outlet and family structure are a struggle. For others, LGBTQ+ brings a sense of community that any intersectionality previous generations might have never known.Homophobia is the belief or lack of belief in homosexuality. Homophobia is the most common kind of discrimination we face. One in two LGBTQ+ people experience it in some form. Some experiences may be safer than others.Some LGBTQ+ people experience high levels of discrimination for not conforming to a binary definition of gender roles. Some LBGTQ+ individuals having been victimized in the hate crimes of people of color (often related with perceived sexual orientation) have identified with being attacked for failing to be a closeted base.Some define themselves as cisgender or non-transgender and there are some associated with GLAAD’s Trans Equality Blueprint’ which look at these terms along with gender expression as part of an understanding of how to increase equity and Tier 1 healthcare. This is just one example of many.Transgender is an umbrella term used to refer to an individual who identifies with their gender identity and/or expression. There are many different kinds of transgender identities: A trans man, trans woman, gender transitioning and more. Some claim their identities are one specific gender identity, which may include, but is not limited to: male, male to female, non-binary or third gender.For our LGBTQ+ community, this means not just gay and lesbian, this means just a person which don’t follow a binary or two-gender system. Some might have transitioned, some might prefer not to. As a part of our snd some individuals might never feel the need but as a society we don’t want this. So many of us are faced with the menial tasks like wiping a toilet seat or going to the bathroom, but for transgender people, this is dangerous. Transphobia is the prejudice, hatred, or rejection of people or things different from oneself, often based on inflated assumptions about their fundamental characters. For example, these assumptions might be that transgender individuals are not men or women and or were somehow born in the wrong bodies.Transgender youth are at a particularly high risk of being harassed in the bathroom, at school or on the job.Studies show LGBTQ+ youth and people in general are facing these pressures to be a part of the queer community as they trans, but our community has those pressures only because of the way we identify ourselves, how much we like to share, and that our identities are valued. Ultimately, it’s not the homophobia, transphobia and transhate we need to fight against. Many only see an LGBTQ+ person as a queer person who just so happens to be gay or lesbian. To us, this is perpetuating problematic stereotypes that gay and lesbian are only “gay” if they are still cisgender normative (although lesbianism is a form of queerness, transvestitism is a form of cisheteronormativity). We recognize that people who are not masculine or female are not only attracted to male or female members of the same sex, but within popular culture, to cisgheterosexual males and females of any gender.