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Gay STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

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Margaret Hickman

on 7 March 2016

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Transcript of Gay STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

AWARENESS

Pansexual
- a physical attraction, romantic love, or emotional connection toward people of any sex or gender identity. (Gender-blind)
Demisexual
- a physical attraction only toward people with whom they have an emotional bond.
Cisgender
- one that identifies with the same gender they were given at birth.
Asexual
- a person who has no sexual attraction or feelings towards people.
Transgender
- a person whose binary gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex.
Transsexual
- a person whose sex-related structures in the brain are exactly opposite of the physical sex organs of the body.

HOWEVER...
“I felt totally voiceless... like I wasn’t even human. Like my safety didn’t even matter.”
SPECTRUM
-We are not just
ONE
person.
Intersectionality
-the interconnected social categories such as race, class, and gender.
- Often are overlapping identities that witness discrimination or disadvantage.
CALL TO ACTION
PROGRESS!
Gay STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
-Previously, some states did not allow same sex couples to marry. Members of the LGBTQ community were being discriminated against and fired from jobs all across the country.
-The Court’s ruling in United States v. Windsor allowed same-sex couples who were married in states where same-sex marriages were legal to receive the same treatment under federal law as heterosexual married couples.
-On June 26, 2015 The Supreme Court of the United States passed a law that
ALL
states must allow and recognize same-sex couples.
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“It’s one thing to make a reform on paper, but it takes a greater commitment of resources to make the necessary cultural changes,” - Councilman Ritchie Torres.
Example:
Laverne Cox
"People used to tell me things were different in New York...but I know better now.”
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