National LGBT Health Awareness Week on March, 2024: LGBT Americans what are you doing to fight for your rights? Are you involved in any activist groups?
National LGBT Health Awareness Week 2024. Come Out for Health: LGBT Health Awareness Week The 11th annual National LGBT
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I'm involved with our college student organization Bobcat Equality Alliance, which does GLBT equality promotion.
I was involved last year with our student Associated Student Government in trying to amend our University's anti-discrimination policy to include "gender identity and expression".
I helped write legislation for the Associated Student Government to allow for gender neutral housing on this campus. (It passed ASG, now it goes to Residence Life directors. If it strips federal funding it won't happen)
I'm involved in Equality Texas.
I'm a member of Stonewall Democrats
I"m involved in Transgender Advocates of Central Texas.
I'm involved in/training to be a mentor with our area of OutYouth.
I participate every year in Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Austin AIDS walk, and National Coming Out day.
In Illinois, we did a diversity seminar called "Boxes and Walls" where you basically took a tour through the life of oppressed minorities. We reenacted the Matthew Shepard story.
Right now our university is doing a movie series called "Shades of Queer" where we do a GLBT plus another minority movie every Monday. Like disabled and GLBT, or African American and GLBT, or Jewish and GLBT..things of that nature.
We're also doing a HIV awareness series all this week with different events, and anyone that shows up gets a voucher for a free HIV test at our student health center.
Why is that people complain about Black History Month but dont complain about the other months?
I think it is retarded to have a black history month. Most of those other things you listed are to raise awareness for things like disorders and illnesses.
The jews were treated worse then the blacks more recently and they don't have a holocaust month. Atheists and every religion other than catholics were tortured in the Spanish Inquisition. Do they have a month? White people get the most disadvantages nowadays and we don't have a month.
If you don't believe me go look at the requirements for standardized testing, if you are white you have to score higher on your exam in order to pass. High schools are allowed to have a Minority Student Union, Ebony Club, Black Honor Society. White clubs are not allowed due to racism. White people have a harder time getting on government assistance. I have tourettes and Autism and I am unable to get on government assistance. My disability lawyer even said (in joking) "too bad you are not black, then it would be easier to get you ssi". There is a channel called BET and a magizine called Ebony. Do you see a white magazine or a white only tv channel? They even have their own award shows that only give awards to black actors, singers, etc. They are allowed to call themselves the "N" word without getting in trouble.
Now I expect to get thumbs down. But just ponder this. If my yahoo avater was black would you have thumbed me down for saying these things? probably not.