On July 31st, 2014 our group received a visit from the attic, an organization that focuses on LGBTQ issues.
One of the topics that they spoke on was the challenges that they as young people face because of their sexual orientation. They believe that they receive this kind of treatment because they do not fit into societies norms of what young and women should be. Young men and women should be whatever it is that they choose to be and they can do whatever makes them happy. Society turns people into puppets, making people believe that the only way people will be happy is if opposite sex’s attract towards each other. The attic came to talk to us about how they are people and they shouldn’t be treated any differently because they are attracted to the same sex. The attic informed me that some employers actually fire their employees because they are gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. To me it just doesn’t make any sense to treat people that way. We are all human, and we all deserve the same rights as human beings.
By: Samira Thrower