What did we do? His assailants have not been found. Gay activists say that physical attacks against homosexuals are increasing at an alarming pace here and elsewhere. They attribute at least part of the increase to a fear of AIDS, the deadly disease that has most commonly stricken gay men in this country. Ian Barlow, a San Francisco psychologist who counsels victims of anti-gay violence. A poll conducted last year by the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Task Force concluded that homosexuals are four times more likely to be victims of violence than the general urban population.
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The rising number of teen suicides reported in the media is bringing national attention to issues of bullying, particularly bullying that is targeted toward individuals who are or are perceived to be gay or transgender. Schools are supposed to be safe zones, where students can learn and grow. But for too many gay and transgender youth, school is a place to be feared because of bullies and an overall hostile climate. The National School Climate Survey by the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, a national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, provides some discouraging data when it comes to bullying targeted at gay and transgender youth. Of the gay and transgender middle and high school students surveyed, 9 out of 10 have experienced harassment at school in the past year. Nearly a third of these have skipped at least one day of school due to concerns about their safety in the previous month.
Like elsewhere LGBT acceptance has risen quickly. Austrian and Taiwanese courts have required same-sex marriage in their respective countries by If your own country believes your relationship does not legally exist and the country in which you married only hears divorce cases for its own people, a divorce might not be an option. Openly flaunting your sexual orientation is likely to draw stares and whispers from the public, but you are extremely unlikely to get anything more serious than that.
Rainbow flags wave all year long in Philadelphia, thanks to a lineup of exciting LGBTQ events taking place in the city throughout PGMC keeps their pipes warm all year long with a string of musical events across two venues for their 37th season. Queer-centric podcast Food 4 Thot will also be on hand for a live taping of the catty gabfest that takes on politics, pop culture, relationships and race. Where: FringeArts, N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard.