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Transcript of LGBTQIA
2014 Winter Olympic Boycott
American and German leaders have said they will not attend the Sochi Winter Olympics in protest of Russia's anti-gay state
Japan attends regardless
Gay rights are not seen as a big issue
Switzerland also attends
States that it would be 'mean' not to do so
“If Russia has a different attitude towards homosexuality that doesn’t suit me, then I have to accept that."
Trans* Support Rally
Series of legislative and judicial Marriage Equality victories, lead Major Anti- LGBT to focus on attacking the rights of transgender people
Bill grants transgender students to use bathrooms, locker rooms and sport teams that correspond with their gender identity
Transphobic groups try to get signatures for their petition against the bill by lying to public
LGBTQIA activists and their allies hold Rally to raise awareness of this violation of rights
Tech LGBTQIA Resource Center
Will provide institutional support, event coordination and information to students identifying as LGBTQIA
Office is already set up Smithgall Student Services building
“I honestly didn’t think I would see it in my time as a student, I thought at the very least we’d get the ball rolling towards something in five or ten years,” “We owe a lot to Nick Picon and his team and making this a concern of theirs, which really helped it get through to the administration.”
LGBTQIAs are a oppressed, ridiculed and dismissed minority. They have caused a lot of uproar due to the persistent resistance against their basic human rights. However the raise in awareness, has made the future of LGBTQIAs look brighter.
What does LGBTQIA mean?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual
LGBTQIA is a more inclusive term than LGBT for people with non-mainstream sexual orientation or gender identity.
LGBTQIA Awareness Survey
In our school we have 90 students in the MYP department. We surveyed around 60 students, including some staff and faculty, if they knew anyone who was gay, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, transgender and intersex.
Out of these 60 people, altogether they knew 143 people who were either gay, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, transgender or intersex.
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by: Kamilla, Charlotte, and Weronika