Sunday, December 11, 2011

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services

LAMBDA GLBT Community Services
"LAMBDA is a non-profit, gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes, and discrimination by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation, and non-violence."

Homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexualism were all, at one time not so long ago, despised by the majority of people in not just the U.S., but throughout the world as well. Though many places around the globe have stepped up their tolerance and even acceptance of differing sexual resolves, the U.S. still remains a threat to the lifestyles so many now live.

Political conservatives, almost exclusively backed by the logic of a specific religion, aim to fight the GLBT community in every way possible, much as they fight all of the other political parties. A refusal to even understand the reality behind the situation continues to put the nation farther and farther behind the other, more progressive nations.

LAMBDA is a secular non-profit that aims to eradicate the stigma attached to gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. Much in the same way African Americans and women were restricted and even mistreated, the GLBT community must struggle each and every day for their rights, simply because of their sexual preference.

I, for one, am surprised it is even an issue. As many people have put it, politics should not rule the bedroom. What people do for fun on their own time is their own issue, regardless of the religious belief (and perhaps especially because of religious belief), though many Americans do not seem to grasp that small truth.

The hope is that non-profits like LAMBA can put together a sizable force and argument to bring down all of those people around the world who may seek to do harm to a gay, lesbian, bi, or transgender person because of their sexuality. With any luck, and with your help, they can succeed.

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