LGBT Rights All Around The World     

Termination of an employee based on gender identity remains legal in 39 American states (“39”). In most countries, LGBT is not prohibited nor illegal but some states degrade supporters and LGBT people, such as gay men having to hide their sexuality in the military. LGBT rights in the world result in everybody having equal rights of gender and love, though many people go through discrimination.

People around the world face violent actions and inequality because of who they love, how they look, or who they are. Human Rights Watch helps and works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc to keep them safe and to gain more supporters. A few countries that show LGBT supporters and rights allowed include America, China, and Japan.

Here in America, people have worked hard to fight for victories of LGBT being supported. But as days go by, “Activists worry that under Donald T administration, hard fought victories might be undermined”(The economy). This quote supports that for years, activists have fought long and hard to gain rights for victories of LGBT being supported, but they now worry that their hard work may have been useless. Many people have started riots and other social movements to get more people to understand and support their lifestyles. In Trump’s first year, he tried to reinstate a ban on transgender people in the military, and he has also refused to take part and recognize Pride Month, but other challenges are also faced in other countries such as China.

In China, as of 1997, Same-sex sexual activity has been legal. But as of 2018, Chinese men and women of all ages and of all genders and sexual preferences, are shamed by those who are not part of LGBT. Though there are many hatred acts towards LGBT, a group of girls chose to take charge on transgender rights. “A group of girls sit cross-legged in front of a wall-to-ceiling mirror concentrating intensely as they apply make-up. They talk quietly, exchanging tips on which brush to use and what shade of mascara works best. But these young Shanghai women are not trying to make themselves look more feminine. They are getting lessons on how to look like men”(AFR). Young women teach eachother how to look more like men to be able to learn to express their gender identity. But as China learns to support, Japan is calling LGBT, problematic.

In Japan, the word “disorder” has become problematic. “Although there are no precise demographic statistics, a range of surveys appear to indicate that approximately 5% of people are LGBT, which means on average at least one student in every school class. However, Japan has been slow to address this reality, and even the difference between homosexuality and gender dysphoria is not widely understood”(Nippon). Although homosexuality is not illegal, the legal age of consent is 13 years old under Japanese Criminal Code Of Law.

LGBT rights in the world result in everybody having equal rights of gender and love, though many people go through discrimination. Termination of an employee based on gender identity remains legal in 39 American states (“39”). In most countries, LGBT is not prohibited nor illegal but some states degrade supporters and LGBT people, such as gay men having to hide their sexuality in the military.