To begin with, LGBTQ+ does not get treated with equal rights; but they still march on with pride and joy. Their rights may be different, but they don’t always follow that guideline. They get treated like they’re the poorest of the poor, the ugliest of the ugliest, the nastiest of the nastiest, just like pieces of trash. They are treated like they’re the most dangerous criminals in the world; but not all people treat them like this. All the LGBTQ+ community wants is to be happy and love who they want to love. Live the life that they want to live. So therefore, we’ll start there.

LGBTQ+ people are proud of what they do and who they are. People that have come out and were rainbow things and make it obvious that they are apart of the LGBTQ+ community. These people are heroes, not just heroes but role models. A lot of the LGBTQ+ Youth are scared of coming out. What their parents are going to think, what their friends are going to say, and even worse. Are the other kids going to bully them, or are the person that they like doesn’t like them? They become embarrassed, and this is where the proud and confident LGBTQ+ community comes in. They help them understand their feeling and how to deal with bullies. And even they may have some support groups, but some kids pretend to be someone or something they’re not.

Everybody has their own demons and issues, just some people are better at hiding them. People struggle with accepting their self and don’t know what to do and how to ask for help. The youth community of this LGBTQ+ family is struggling more than any other age range. Other youths are bullying and making fun of them and how they look or feel or like who they like, or maybe even love. The embarrassment of getting rejected is hard enough alone, but if you’re LGBTQ+, it’s even harder to deal with.

This Ongoing Battle may never end, may never even get better. It might even get worse, we don’t know what’s going to happen later in life. But what we can do is try to prevent that from happening. We can’t change what someone thinks about other people, but what we can try to do, is help our new LGBTQ+ Community learn to cope with our new society.

But as we rap up this section of my newsletter, I’d like to tell the readers of this letter to be aware of people’s feelings and how you talk to people; they don’t even have to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community. You may never know who they are or what they’re going through at times. As one of our 9 guiding principles says, “Act with Kindness and Integrity.” Trust me, people suffer from the fear of rejection every day. Try to make a change and expand your kindness to other people and help the Ongoing Battle. You may never know, a smile may just save someone’s life.


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