Updated: May 28
The year is 2021!
Why was I asked to put in writing how I feel about Gay people and Gay Rights in 2023! Well ok!
The easiest writing of my campaign. It is not my concern with whom you choose to date, love or be with.
If your partner makes you better? If your partner makes you stronger? Makes you happy.
I am equally happy for you!
Domestic Violence Amongst Gays
I am concerned only if there is abuse in the relationship. No one deserves to be in an abusive relationship!
A. 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.
B. 26%of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men.
C. In a study of male same sex relationships, only 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.
In 2012, fewer than 5% of LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence sought orders of protection.
Transgender victims are more likely to experience intimate partner violence in public, compared to those who do not identify as transgender.
Bisexual victims are more likely to experience sexual violence, compared to people who do not identify as bisexual.
LGBTQ Black/African American victims are more likely to experience physical intimate partner violence, compared to those who do not identify as Black/African American.
LGBTQ white victims are more likely to experience sexual violence, compared to those who do not identify as white.
LGBTQ victims on public assistance are more likely to experience intimate partner violence compared to those who are not on public assistance.
If you are in need of help for Domestic Violence, please make this call National Domestic Violence Hotline800.799.SAFE (7233).
There are thousands of children alone in facilities or foster care in need of a loving and caring family.
In 2021, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services : On any given day, over 391,000 children are living in the U.S. foster care system and the number has been rising.
Over 113,000 of these children are eligible for adoption and they will wait, on average, almost three years for an adoptive family.
Look at the statistics? You can actually become sad and even cry. Thousands of children of all races, sizes and ages in the American system.
I pray to be blessed one day within a loving Foster Home.
If you are a gay person or couple who meets the state's criteria for adoption. If you want to share your home and heart with a child.
Perhaps a teenager, currently languishing in a depressive system.
I say thank you and God bless you.
To open up one's heart, home and financial resources to a baby, child or teen in need shows true heart and the ability to give.
Gays in the Military
This one may be a shock for you!
Since the dawn of time and from the creation of the military, gays have served.
In any and every military anywhere in the world.
Gay men and Women have and are serving and protecting their villages, communities, and nations.
Gay soldiers have fought honorably, courageously and many have given their lives in acts of bravery and honor.
I can only imagine how many brave gay soldiers have given their lives so that others can breathe another day.
Gay soldiers give their lives protecting and serving America. for people to call those Gay Soldiers unqualified and a distraction are a disgrace to their brave and honored service.
America will never know how many brave and courageous Gay Soldiers lie in Arlington Cemetery.
Due to America's ignorance, intolerance and miseducation. They died with their secret. Their partners unable to openly mourn and grieve their loss.
It is an insult to any soldier to be told to hide who they are. How dare anyone in the command structure give such an order?
I would never allow such disrespectful treatment during my administration!
Supporting Gay Youth!
An extremely serious issue in the gay and lesbian community is the extremely high suicide and attempted suicide rate amongst Gay Teens.
Facts about LGBTQ Youth Suicide.
LGBTQ youth are not inherently prone to suicide risk because of their sexual orientation or gender identity but rather placed at higher risk because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24 (Hedegaard, Curtin, & Warner, 2018) — and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are at significantly increased risk.
LGBTQ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers (Johns et al., 2019; Johns et al., 2020).
The Trevor Project estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth (13-24) seriously consider suicide each year in the U.S. — and at least one attempts suicide every 45 seconds.
The Trevor Project’s 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found that 45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.
I will instruct the Department of Education to create a teaching and outreach program to give counselors and teachers support and advice on working with gay teens.
The goal is not to single out gay teens from the rest of the group. The goal is to provide staff with knowledge and understanding of the issues gay teens face.
Those teachers and administrators will take that training to be able to have comfortable, information conversations with gay teens.
The teachers, administrators and counselors will be able to identify gay teens in crisis. Teens in need of crisis intervention.
As a society it seems Americans must get back to respecting all unique aspects of life that each individual brings to make our nation so great.
Gay people are not from the 5th dimension or the lizard people.
Get over your insecurities, misconceptions, hateful propaganda and lies.