It’s not about being a heterosexual, transgendered person or being gay. It’s about being a GLBTQ person. That’s a fundamental aspect of our identity and what we want to achieve. The fact is that there are many out there who want to achieve the same as we do, but not without being a GLBTQ person.
We are a very diverse group, and that’s important to note. It should be a little shocking that out of over 18 million GLBTQ people in the US (the same as the country’s entire population), less than 1/10 of them can identify themselves as GLBTQ. But that’s not what is really at fault is the fact that GLBTQ people are still marginalized by many in society.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that GLBTQ people are the people who are using the term “lesbian”, when in fact the overwhelming majority of GLBTQ people are not. It’s also easy to tell that GLBTQ people are gay and therefore cannot identify as such, when in reality that is not the case. GLBTQ people exist on a spectrum of sexuality.
That spectrum of sexuality is one of the reasons why I do not believe that GLBTQ people should be discriminated against in the workplace. It’s also one of the reasons why I think that GLBTQ people should be included in the workplace without being harassed or assaulted. We simply don’t need to discriminate against one segment of society based on labels.
A few weeks ago, the Department of Human Services (DHHS) in Maryland passed the so-called “bathroom bill,” which requires health care providers to provide same sex-specific services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients. This bill was passed just after the passing of the “gay marriage” bill in Virginia. Maryland’s law applies to every health care facility in the state. The law also allows hospitals to deny care to any patient who is not a legal resident.
The law has been a huge fight for the LGBT community. There have been multiple lawsuits claiming the laws violate patient privacy, and for the most part the courts have agreed. With the law in place, many hospitals are now required to treat all LGBT patients the same, regardless of sexual orientation.
The law has also had a major impact on the LGBT community. For many of us, gay marriage is now the law of the land. For the first time we can be sure that we are treated the same as heterosexuals when it comes to our health care. It’s a huge change for our community.
As well as affecting the LGBT community, this law has also helped to advance an important goal of the GLBTQ community: Equality. Since this law has been passed, more and more LGBT people have opened up their identities and their healthcare. There are two key parts to this: being able to self-identify as LGBT and to be treated by your doctor the same as anyone else. And most of all in being able to make your healthcare decisions for yourself.
In a lot of ways this law is a great achievement for the LGBT community. We’ve come a long way in a very short time. We’re now able to talk about the full range of issues we face with our bodies and our minds, and to have a more informed conversation with our doctors about our health issues. And if you live in or near a city with a large gay population, you can be part of this change too.
In the past few decades, lgbt health professionals have advanced to the next level of healthcare. We now have equal access to sexual health, reproductive health, mental health, and physical health. And the new law is designed to address several of these areas. It will eventually be able to cover every area of mental health and physical health in every single state in the country. It will also be able to cover some issues that were previously unenforceable.