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Gay Rights Is Not Over, Trans Rights Is Not The New Civil-Rights Frontier

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I wish we understood that gay marriage legality in the US is not the be-all end-all of gay equality. Gay marriage should not be the endpoint for any rights movement.

Even in rich countries, gay panic as a homicide defence in the courts is still legal and this definitely needs to change. Access to HIV testing is a gay issue. Homosexuality-inclusive sexuality education is a gay issue.

The trans movement's glaring homophobia is a gay issue. It makes me sad that these fake as frig big orgs like HRC are focusing less on gay issues and more on trans issues. The portrayal of trans rights as the new frontier of human rights is incredibly dishonest. The trans movement is full of misogyny and homophobia at its core.

The LGBT movement is too obsessed with rich countries and especially America. There is a dire need for charities that lobby for decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide, legalization of same-sex civil unions, funding for health clinics and drug treatments related to STIs and HIV/AIDS. A smart idea would be creating non-profit drug companies that research to create treatments for conditions that disproportionately affect the gay community and sell those medications at an affordable price.

There is the need for anti-housing, employment and educational discrimination in many countries globally for homosexual people. This includes the United States, again proving that legal equality for gay citizens has not been met.

Homeless is a gay issue. However, as with many issues facing gay people, because the LGBT acronym groups LG with other groups, it lessens the accuracy of the data. Each community should be studied independently to get the most accurate results.

The fact that DADT and gay marriage were such hot-button issues in the US prove it's fully a conservative and imperialist nation at its core, with or without a PC facade. The same can be said about letting transgenders serve openly in the military as trans "rights" is frequently mistaken as a progressive cause.

In closing, I want people to imagine a better world where we do not glorify those who are enforcers of the brutal system that has a global hold currently. Whether they are police, troops etc. We must not support them. Gay people must ally with other oppressed groups and be a strong force against oppression together.

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