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Talking Dating with Dr Frankie

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Recently, we caught up with lesbian matchmaker extraordinaire – Dr Frankie of Little Gay Book

Tell us a little bit about your background and how you became a matchmaker.

I grew up in a large Jewish family in Manhattan.  I had many wonderful relationships with my extended family including my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents.  From an early age I treasured these relationships and valued the time we spent together.  I have always been a people person and as I became older my interest in human behavior expanded.  After I received my undergraduate degree from Northeastern University I took the plunge and moved to California to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. After about ten years of clinical practice I really felt the pull to branch out and use my talents and training in a less formal setting.  My own long-term relationship with my partner and our relationships with our twins brought me so much joy I wanted everyone to have this experience.  This happened to coincide with so many of my friends having a really difficult time meeting a compatible partner.  I remember the day I told my partner that I wanted to become a lesbian matchmaker, and Little Gay Book was born!  I take a so much pride in the connections and matches I have made, as well as in the company that I have built.

What’s the difference between matchmaking and online dating?

You really can’t compare the two.  When done properly, matchmaking is a very personalized experience.  It is the matchmaker’s job to track down potential matches and screen them for compatibility, which includes red flags.  I often tell prospective clients that it is my job to get stood up, and to go on the bad first dates.  My clients are busy professionals who don’t have time for that nonsense, that’s part of what they pay me for!  A good matchmaker personally knows his or her clients and understands their personalities, dating histories, must-haves, and deal breakers.  A great matchmaker not only understands their clients but also has a strong understanding of human behavior.  They identify their client’s unsuccessful dating patterns and guide them away from repeating that pattern.

How do you decide a good match?

A good match is really based on a myriad of variables.  I look at the compatibility of personality types, interests, religious beliefs, and cultural backgrounds are just a few.  Relationship histories, socio economic status, intro-extro version, sex drive (top-bottom-switch), are also important factors.  And sometimes even when things look great on paper there just isn’t any chemistry.  That’s something that is difficult to quantify, so that’s what makes a matchmaker’s intuition so important!

When should you consult a matchmaker?

I think a great time is when a person is truly ready to be serious about her love life.  Dating, especially online dating, can be such a time drain.  We screen everyone that we consider introducing our clients to during a 90 minute consultation.  This consultation is essentially the professional equivalent of the first date.  I am able to save my clients a great deal of time and energy when they try and meet people on their own.  Many of my clients hire me for both relationship coaching and matchmaking.  I have found this is almost an unbeatable combination.  In general I would suggest hiring a matchmaker when someone feels they have exhausted their dating pool, are fed up with blind dates and online dating, and are serious in their quest to find a life partner.

Are you in a relationship?

Yes, my partner and I are coming up on our tenth anniversary actually!  We have a strong bond based on love and mutual respect.  Like any couple, especially with children, we have seen our share of ups and downs, but we are both committed to our relationship and family.

What do you think of shows like Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger?

I think Patti is good at what she does and I find her show really entertaining.  She makes some really insightful observations and reads between the lines.  She and I have different styles when dealing with clients, but that’s natural.  I think my client’s would say I’m a bit more…tactful, shall we say?

What is your best matchmaking tip?

My number one piece of advice is to not limit yourself by creating excessive must-haves, obstacles and deal breakers.  Understand the difference between a “must-have”, a deal breaker and a preference.  For example, if you are a very accomplished athlete hoping to date someone similar, dating a kayaker, a long distance runner or a snowboarder is a preference.  To maximize your chance of finding someone really compatible, think of the broader category as athletic, and place that in your “must-have” column.  And on a side note, finding love is not a race, it’s a path of self-discovery that will hopefully eventually lead to love.  So if you’re ambivalent about your feelings after one date, give it a second shot and see where things go.  As Oprah says, women are slow cookers and it takes us a while to warm up.  Maximize your chance for success by keeping your heart and mind open.

What should we avoid when first dating?

Two common pitfalls people often find, which both stem from anxiety, are excessive drinking and inappropriate self disclosure.  Limit your alcohol consumption to a maximum of two drinks.  Anything more than two drinks might cloud your judgment and make you sloppy.  Also, have compassion for yourself and try and remember that we all have baggage. Don’t attempt to deal with your baggage by “laying it all on the table” or full disclosure, on the first date.  It can also be a form of self-sabotage, but that’s another issue althogether.

What do you think of online dating?

I think online dating has seen its heyday.  It can be a good way to meet people, but it is also very time consuming.  My friends have told me how they spend hours and hours sifting through suggested profiles, crafting the perfect email that stands out from the slew of other emails without coming across as if they’ve spent too much time trying to make the email special, only to never hear from the person.  I think also that people can get sucked into a cyber relationship with the fantasy of who they want to meet.  People sometimes spend weeks and more communicating back and forth, disclosing very personal information, and ultimately creating a fantasy of what the other person is.  My suggestion to online daters is to keep the emailing, texting and calling minimal and to the point.  The point after all is to meet in real life and hopefully cultivate a relationship, right?

Where can we learn more?

Great question! I encourage everyone to check out my website at littlegaybook.com.  There are links to my radio interviews, magazine articles, and my blog.  I also hope all the single ladies will fill out a confidential profile!  It’s free to be in my database and your profile will never be browsed by clients.  Like I love say, fortune favors the bold!

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Gay Heroes and LGBT Comics

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Introducing LGBTQ heroes

GAYSAR Comics is a company that has created a line of gay heroes with the purpose to not only entertain the public, but also raise awareness and to fight for gay rights. The first comic book entitled “The Cure” will be released on November 7th and will have a cost of $4.99 a copy. While they will only be publishing their first issue, GAYSAR Comics has already created a wide variety of gay heroes.

Gay Heroes and LGBT Comics

Gay Heroes and LGBT Comics

A representative from GAYSAR Comics was quoted as saying, “At GAYSAR Comics, we have created gay characters with special powers known as gay-heroes. They may be fictional, but they will help create real life heroes. How? GAYSAR will donate 2% of  comic book issue sales to international and national gay nonprofit organizations.”
Though the characters and story lines may be fictional, they are based on the life experiences of our LGBTQ community. Before each of the characters were created, representatives from GAYSAR Comics met with high school students members of the LGBTQ community to discuss various issues that they face on a daily basis. Many of these issues and discussions inspired the stories in the GAYSAR Universe.

“Each character represents current issues that affect each of us, inside and outside of our community. For example, transgender issues; what these people are going through and what they have to face in a daily basic. Also, in Uganda gay people are being punished with life imprisonment or with death penalty. Kids in Honduras are exploited and used by drug cartels. The global political issues we cover also include social justice, AIDS/HIV, love, awareness, and acceptance.”says a representative from GAYSAR Comics.

Some of the unique gay heroes created by GAYSAR include: Dr. Neveah, a transgender super genius who can  transform into other people. Eron, a latino hero whose brain gives him the power to do unexplainable things; his overall skills become limitless as his brain percentage goes up. Queen Izar a Drag who has the power to give and take life. Nami, a twink who can communicate and become one with technology. Kian, a gay bear motivational speaker for the gay community who has the strength and senses of a bear. Jaseri, a lesbian who has the ability to control the elements of nature. GAYSAR attempts to represent all the members of the gay community such as lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, and sub-community as Bigender, Leather, Butch, Bear and Drag Queen.

In order to find out more about GAYSAR comics, their unique brand of gay heroes, about the goals that the company is trying to reach, or to learn how to get a copy of their first issued comic, visit their website right here. GAYSAR Comics, has also launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to give the first comic book a collection item to those who contribute. If you would like to be part of the success of GAYSAR in our community, please share or contribute here to the campaign and help towards the dream of many LGBTQ artists.

Also, to find out which gay-hero are you with a fun game, click here.

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Stonewall Workplace Conference London 2017

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Stonewall Workplace Conference London 2017 – Conference is a unique chance to hear from inspiring people like Robert Hannigan, Director of GCHQ, and Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s of London. Our speakers bring our work to life and empower our audiences to create change.  London, UK; Apr 7, 2017

Stonewall Workplace Conference London 2017

People perform better when they can be themselves.

Join over 800 delegates at our CPD-accredited conference in London on Friday 7 April, kindly supported by EY.

Why attend?

Learn best practice

View this year’s breakout sessions

  • We have 21 breakout sessions lead by inclusion specialists. New content this year includes sessions on working in Asia and supporting your bi staff.
  • For the first time, we will have streams on working globally and supporting your trans staff, as well as a stream of senior leaders.
  • Delegates leave with an action plan and access to the latest Stonewall research and resources.

Expand your network

  • Connect with professionals from all sectors committed to equality.
  • Share expertise with top organizations and leading LGBT networks.
  • Learn more about Stonewall’s resources and campaigns and how to use them in your organization.

Be inspired

The conference is a unique chance to hear from inspiring people like Robert Hannigan, Director of GCHQ, and Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s of London. Our speakers bring our work to life and empower our audiences to create change.

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LGBT Housing Policy Summit 2017

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  • 2017 NAGLREP LGBT Housing Policy Summit – The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals will be hosting its first-ever Housing Policy Summit. Washington D.C.; March 14, 2017
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The NAGLREP LGBT Housing Policy Summit brings together recognized LGBT and allied housing leaders with a mission to affect housing policy as it relates to equality for the LGBT community. Hosted at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Center, the summit offers NAGLREP members and other housing leaders the opportunity to advocate to their representatives to write legislation supporting NAGLREP’s key call-to-action.

The event is free to attend. Due to limited space of 100 seats, registration is open to NAGLREP invited guests only. If you prefer to receive an invite please request via this form. If you register and your plans change please contact us to cancel as space is limited and there will be a waiting list.

Summit Location – HRC Equality Center 1640 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
March 13, 6-8pm Welcome Reception
Beacon Hotel 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

March 14, 9:00am – 4:15pm Summit
Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome NAGLREP Policy Committee Chair John Graff, remarks by David Gilchrist of Wells Fargo
9:10 – 9:15 HRC LGBT Equality Update, David Stacy, HRC’s Government Affairs Director
9:15 – 9:45 HUD Briefing by Jillian Lensen, Office Of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
9:45 – 10:15 Fairness in Lending Panel moderated by Rob Robertson of Wells Fargo. Panelists Suntrust, Freddie Mac
10:15 – 10:45 SAGE: Policy Priorities and National Housing Initiative Overview, Kelly Kent and Aaron Tax of SAGE
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Brief by NAR Diversity Committee Staff Fred Underwood & Chair Tim Hur
11:30 – 12pm NAGLREP Policy Committee Round Table
12:00 – 12:45 Luncheon – Keynote speaker US Congressman David Cicilline, Sponsored by Union Bank
12:45 – 1pm Break
1:00 – 1:30 Affecting Change Panel featuring Gautam Raghavan, Christy Setzer, Moderated by John Graff
1:30 – 1:45 Break
1:45 Bus to Capitol Hill
2:30 – 3:30 Capitol Hill visit with Congressional LGBT Caucus, location HVC-200, House Visitors Center
3:30 – 3:35 Regroup
3:45 – 4:15 Attendees visit their State Representative
4:30 – 5:30 Networking at W Rooftop

Established in 2007, The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) is a mission-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is part business and part advocacy.

On a business level, the 1,400+ members of NAGLREP share an LGBT and allied REALTOR referral network, in addition to providing our services to over 75,000 LGBT and non-LGBT home buyers and sellers visiting our website each month. Our referral network also includes mortgage professionals, title agents, insurance agents, commercial agents, trainers, educators, etc.

The advocacy mission of NAGLREP is to advocate on behalf of the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community as it relates to housing and discrimination laws. Specifically, this will require NAGLREP to initiate action and encourage existing efforts amongst the civil rights community, local and state Realtor Associations, and the National Association of Realtors to support fair housing for the LGBT community. NAGLREP is a stakeholder at HUD.

Equally important to this mission is to work with legislators from near and far at the local, state and federal level to enact legislation that would eliminate all discrimination laws and provide fair and equal rights to the LGBT community.

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LGBT Rights Milestones Fast Facts

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LGBT couples are still struggling for their rights and identity. Despite, the long battle, few have won the battle and some courageous people are still fighting. The whole movement is a roller-coaster ride for them. Smiles, tears, hopes, dreams and enthusiasm all are available in the entire battle to get the equal rights in the society.

Major facts on LGBT movement

LGBT movement now becomes a never ending process. However, it is nationally legal. Here are some important facts and milestones of this movement.


It was just a beginning of this movement. ‘Henry Gerber’ and ‘Harry Hay’ was the people who took this movement on the different level. They founded societies for the LGBT’s rights. Their societies were mainly focused on communal approval and other support for the LGBT people. During these years, the LGBT community was known as a person who is down with Sociopathic personality disorder. That time president Eisenhower signs an order that bans LGBT’s from the departments of national government. In the year of 1961, Illinois state legalizes LGBT by revoking their sodomy laws. In 1967, ‘the Los Angeles Advocate’ discovered and after a few times it was renamed as ‘the advocate’. It is one of the oldest publication for LGBT rights. Their newsletter is better-known as PRIDE (Personal Rights in Defense and Education).civil_rights_march_on_washington_d-c-_dr-_martin_luther_king_jr-_and_mathew_ahmann_in_a_crowd-_-_nara_-_542015_-_restoration


These 20 years were the crucial years of the movement. In 1973, Lambda becomes the 1st organization legally to fight for the equality for the LGBT community. In the same year, Maryland banned the LGBT marriage and becomes the first state of such order. Another major turn comes across in the same year when 3,810 out of 5,854 votes helped to remove homosexuality from the psychological disorder’s list. 1974 is another key year for the movement as the 1st national gay rights bill is introduced to deal with inequity based on sexuality. The bill afterward goes to the ‘Judiciary Committee’, but unfortunately is never brought for deliberation.


Another roller coaster decade for the movement. ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy was signed by president Clinton in the year of 1993. After 3 years of this policy, Clinton sings another act in which he defines the meaning of marriage as a ‘lawful union between one woman and man as a wife and husband’. He also banned the LGBT marriages. But, after 2 months of the act, Hawaii identifies as a first state to provide the same rights to LGBT as normal married couples. In 1997, comedian, ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ comes out in the favor of LGBT as a lesbian on the cover page of ‘time magazine’.


Vermont legalizes civil-unions between the LGBT couples in the year of 2000. After so many exams, first LGBT community marriage was held in 2004 in Massachusetts. Finally, in 2005, California parliament passes a bill to allow the marriages of the LGBT community. The society and rules became more flexible with the time. In 2006, New Jersey Supreme Court asks for the equal benefits and rights to the same-sex couples.

2011-till now

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ was canceled in September 2011. The massive success of this movement was when sitting president Obama openly supports the LGBT marriages.

Since the things have improved and changed a lot. Many things are going in the favor of LGBT couples. Hopefully, they will not wander for their basic rights anymore.

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Special Concerns of LGBT Caregivers

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As the Americans live longer much attention is paid to the concern related to caregivers. There are some unique consideration in this regards. Some of the issues include lesbian, transgender and gay who are dealing with the problem of aging.

Caregiving effects for families:

There are many Transgenders from very reputed and good, rich families do not like keeping them at home and they put them in the Caregiving houses. It is so much like an old age home for old people. This is meant for socially discarded people whose family do not want to give them any recognition. Since they are almost discarded by their families they say friends are their chosen family, they believe that they have stayed by their side at times of need and have helped them every time.

As they are a member of the original family and chosen family it creates such situation where a person care primarily become the caregiver for his spouse or some close friend who is also an LGBT. This will give them a positive feeling and a sense of freedom at a time. Most of the caregivers are likely to go for this profession life long or they choose this on a temporary basis.   caregiver

Some of the concerns of LGBT caregivers:

  • They aim at providing homely comforts
  • They will give you minimum of employment
  • They will treat you well and make you feel good

How to find supportive and caring health care provider:

Being a caregiver a time may come when you will have to give extra care to your loved ones. You can get paid care and nursing facilities at every stage of life. But trusting in your care from a stranger can be different from the loved ones. This may further increase isolation and can hamper mental health. LGBT is really neglected from the society and are generally looked down.This act of society demoralizes them. For such reasons it is necessary to do basic research about the person, should try knowing the likes and dislikes of a person for whom you are working for. All these will help you to take good care of the person.

home care of the old ladyIf you want to grab knowledge about them, the best would be to interact with LGBT people and ask them all your queries. You can even ask your and colleagues and friends who have ever faced such circumstances. You can also make a note of certain people who you think you can rely upon. The Same way the local and nearby LGBT Community centers and some advocated can provide youappropriate information. Yet another way to contact them could be through Lesbian Medical Association of where you could get ample of information which could be useful for the whole project.Once you have the list in your hand you will have a brief idea of how to apply the complete procedure on the LGBT. They always focus on giving every possible comport to the socially discarded people. They care for them and give them a better life.

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Challenges For LGBT People In The Workplace And How To Overcome Them

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LGBT is a short form to the initialism which stands for lesbian, bisexual, gay and a transgender. It was a term used to replace the word gay with reference to the LGBT community. Most of the activist believes, using the term gay community was not appropriate for the whole community it referred. This term has been widely accepted by this community and media of the United states. This category is a very wide group of classification. Many English speaking countries have accepted the usage of this term.

Challenges faced by LGBT in the workplace:

challengeThe transgender and Gay individuals face a lot of discrimination in their workplace. They have to waste half of their energy only in hiding the fact that they fall under that community. Through studies, it has been figured out that almost 15-43% have had the experience of harassment and discrimination at work place. Such workplace abuses pose the real threat and it hampers the economic security of transgender and gay workers. Social workers should work on passing the law of Employment Non-Discrimination Act so that all the workers should be judged based on their skills and ability to work not on their gender. There are many countries where this is practiced on a large scale. Such things give a very bad impact on their work also.

A renowned university in US has done a survey on this regards and have found the below given facts about LGBT.

Some of the points that were noted during the survey:

  • 15-43% of the transgender had faced some kind discrimination while on the job
  • 8-17% of them have been fired out of their job when the higher authority came to know about their gender
  • 10-28% got negative performance based evaluation and their promotion was also delayed or skipped
  • 7-41% were verbally abused and looked down upon

Some of the straight co-workers have also noticed these kind of discrimination among the workers. It goes from 12%-30% in the workplace. Various experiments have also proved consistent evidences

Challenges Ahead

of the discrimination at workplace. As compared to gays and lesbians, the transgender individual faces discrimination at higher levels in the workplace.

Some universal problems at work place:

  • 90% of LGBT had faced harassment
  • 47% had faced the adverse outcome of the job just because they are Transgenders

Behind all these statistics, there are many heartbreaking stories. They are really ill-treated in most parts of the world. They individually suffer a lot in terms of socioeconomic inequalities due to the indiscrimination at the work place. This also causes the instability of the person’s life and it greatly results in the unemployment of the county they live in. There come a lot of the  wage gap between the straight and the gay workers. Thus, this has made many of them homeless and they had to beg or steal for earning their livelihood. They pass their miserably only because of the inequality done to them. If you talk about their capabilities they are no less than the straight workers who live a peaceful life.

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8 Major Obstacles to Equality That LGBT Americans Still Face

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LGBT Americans stands for Lesbians, Gays, bisexual and transgender Americans. LGBT rights in the United States got legalized on 26th June, 2003.The passing of this right meant that sexual activity between the people of the same gender and having a relationship with the people of the same gender is legally accepted.Though LGBT laws that are related to anti-discrimination and family issues may still differ from state to state. This law was accepted by many people, happily with parades going all over the state, but there are certain issues related to this law that needs to be figured out.

Though marrying in the same gender came as a big victory to all the people around in the world , but, 5fe1a6359c0fd24f241d27b4d40ca46bLGBT rights are more than just marrying in the same gender. LGBT Americans still face lots of inequality issues, high rate of violence, poverty and racial discrimination. About 20 states and still counting now have recognized marriages in the same gender, but still LGBT Americans face a number of problems on a daily basis.

Issues that LGBT Americans face

  1. LGBT Americans, mostly get fired off their jobs

Yes, it’s hard to believe, but it will come as a surprise to you that LGBT Americans don’t have any employment laws that protect them. They can be fired anytime due to their sexual choices of gender.No Employment Non-Discrimination Act has been passed yet regarding this concern.

  1. LGBT Americans are denied public accommodations

rochester_americans-svgDue to their gender identity, they are denied certain public accommodations like ordering customized goods for themselves or getting admitted to work in a movie theatre. None of the 29 states have a law to protect the LGBT Americans.

  1. About more than 20 states still don’t have protection against gender identity and sexual preferences

Despite of Hate Crime Prevention Act being passed, in about more than 20 states there is still no protected law for people who are not heterosexual. Non-cisgender.

  1. Gays that are sexually active cannot donate their blood

The Food and Drug Administration has lifetime banned sexually active gay men for blood band donation.But now, the FDA is considering to remove this ban as two largest blood banks have opposed this act and also because blood banks faces lots of supply shortages.This policy of banning is a very homophobic act.

  1. Consensual sex is still considered illegal in some states

About 12 states still ban anal sex and some states gay men are still arrested and accused of simply having sex.

  1. Same-sex parents are not given the custody rights

Most of the states still don’t give the custody rights to the second spouse as a parent in a same-sex marriage. Most of the cases this happens because the same sex marriage is still not legally 21618005_mlrecognized.

  1. LGBT Americans are not accepted by most of the religions

LGBT Americans are told that their sexual acts, and expressions are against the god and they are boycotted from all the religious practices. Even heterosexual religious leaders  that support gay marriages get to face awful consequences.

  1. Sex Education doesn’t include about gays and lesbians

In most of the schools, the students aren’t told about sexual feeling one can develop for the people of the same sex. This in a way portrays that these matters are still a matter of embarrassment for people and can’t be discussed in public.

Despite so many laws passed, they are many same gender couples that still struggle daily and face a lot of problems.So, LGBT Americans should be treated like normal persons only and should be accountable for each and every human right.

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Beyond Stereotypes: Poverty in the LGBT Community

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LGBT couples are struggling worldwide to find their own identity and some respect. After enduring a lot, now few couples successfully get the acceptances while some are still fighting with their financial conditions due to social rejection. This fact shouldn’t be so surprising as they are born in every type of the family.

Economical condition of LGBT community

cost-effectiveLGBT people face different hurdles in the society due to their sexual identity. There are many problems such as harassment, homeless at the young age, inequality in school-college and workplace are the major reasons behind their poor economic conditions. Here are some facts of LGBT poverty.

  • Lesbians: In the United States, there are around 9 million LGBT people. Almost half of this number is bisexual women and lesbian. More than 24% lesbians and bisexual ladies are in such a poor condition. However, 19% heterosexual women are poor. They not only face issues in their own homes, but also face discrimination in the schools and workplaces too. They also get the lowest wages than other women. It is the major reason behind their poor financial condition.
  • Young and older LGBT: Not only lesbians, but LGBT people of different ages are economically weak. A study of the US says that around 1.6 million people experience homelessness and around 20-40% are from the LGBT community. According to a survey, 28% LGBT couples are disabled, 6% are receiving medication for their illness from the government due to low-income sources and around 7% couples are 65 or above the age.
  • p748246285-5Different couples of color: In 2000, Williams Institute analyzed the conditions of the LGBT community. In their analysis, they found that out of 8, one couple is people of color. African-American LGBT couples are poorer than the married heterosexual African-American couples. Non-American LGBT couples are poorer than the white LGBT couples.
  • Parents and their children: Around 17% of the LGBT couples are lifting their “own” kids now. An Institute of America did a research and have constantly revealed that kids of the LGBT couples have more deficiency rates than the children of heterosexual married couples. For these LGBT poor families, being deprived of the lawful defenses and financial protection offered to wedded couples and parents and kids could put into superior scarcity rates.labordiscrimination
  • Transgender or transsexual people: A national transgender discrimination survey was conducted by an organization to figure out the financial conditions of the transgender people. The results are quite shocking. They are 4 times as possibly to have a household earning under $10,000 and two times as probably to be without a job as the usual individual in the United States 90% of those surveyed informed that they faced mistreatment, harassment or inequity in the workplace due to such sexual orientation. Approximately one in five informed being on the streets at some specific point of times in their lives.

Everyone should understand that LGBT couples are also human beings exactly like us. We should treat them appropriately because they also have the rights to spend their lives in peace. It’s time to break the myths and give them equal rights so that they don’t feel ignored and isolated.

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4 LGBT Issues to Focus on Now That We Have Marriage Equality

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Same sex marriage legally is a great victory in the world’s history. Still American LGBT faces many cases of discrimination based on this. Due to this they end up leading a very poor life. The society is not ready to accept them legally and they have already made choices in their life. Even though the Supreme Court is in favor of LGBT marriages but still there are many people who are against this.

4 LGBT Issues to Focus on Now That We Have Marriage Equality:

1). Violence- Many of the Transgenders have to face much violence in their day to day life. Some in the family some in their social life. They are treated in such a way as if they are a curse to the society. As compared to straight people they face many problems. As per the FBI 21% of the world faces sexual harassment and ill-treatment. This problem is growing rapidly these days. Transgender women have faced 50% of homicide cases. Seven transgender women were murdered in the United States in just one month span. One of the major reasons behind all the disturbance is just that they are LGBT. This means there must be nearly one murder a british-riots-spread-on-third-night-of-violenceweek.

2). Discrimination in employment– As per the latest survey done, LGBT were found saying that their employer treated them badly just because they were Transgenders. It is true that they are treated very badly in offices and workplaces. Most of them do not get promotions just because of this this is a real scene of inequality. They are very ill treated and sexually harassed. 47% of the world’s population say that they were fired only on this ground that they were LGBT. This rate goes high day by day and it is almost unmanageable. They are distinguished on the basis of colors too.

3). Poverty– There is much poverty in the world due to this social discrimination. Many researches have proved that this kind of discrimination has adverse effect on the economy of the country. All the poor Transgenders are getting poorer day by day. They do not have any source of earning.This leads to homelessness, poor health and imbalanced economy of the country. Rather than judging on their gender they should be judged based on their working ability. Their life has become very miserable after such discriminations made.

4). Health Care- By facing social discrimination LGBT community has become very disheartened and they are gradually loosing their health.

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They do not even have enough money to do their treatment. As compared to straight people, transgender are more likely to face certain health issues. They need complete and good care as they are prone to some chronic diseases.

Since the government have approved for the marriage equalities these were some points that have to be taken care of. These are some of the major issues they face. Apart from these they face some cases of abuse and harassment every now and then. These issues are to be handled very carefully.

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