A Qualitative Study on the Experiences of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Communit - St Marys Academy of Caloocan City Madre Ignacia

A Qualitative Study on the Experiences of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Communit

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St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan City Madre Ignacia Ave., Grace Park, Caloocan City S.Y. 2016-2017 A Qualitative Study on the Experiences of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community A Research Paper Presented to the Senior High School Department of St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan City In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements in Practical Research 1 Acla, Alexandrei Wjotyla D. Caoile, Juan Carlo Cruz, Daniel Angelico S. Flamiano, Erika Maureen Giron, Coleen Ann Marasigan, Mollie Demcille R. Rena, Jermaine Caihl Sy, Joan Veronica S. Tolentino, Glyceria Torres, Fredrick Paul Thomas Grade 11- St. Benedict OCTOBER 2017
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Chapter I: Introduction A. Background of the Study LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, subculture is one that is unique and fluid with its definition. The same way that not all straight people are alike, there is not one single definition for people who lead non-traditional lifestyles. There are a lot of influencing factors to determining the LGBT subculture for various people. It is encouraging to see that LGBT community is also actively fighting for their rights. Even though it is not easy fighting against the society, slowly and progressively they are making their voices to be heard. Before, it was not possible to hear anyone speak about gay people or lesbian people in the public. The same case was with transgender issue. According to Ging Cristobal, Project coordinator of Asia of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) of 2014, many people are guilty of discrimination against LGBT, whether consciously or unconsciously. LGBT are faced with daily discrimination either from society, peers, family and even school teachers and administrations. It stated that not only were their dignity is at stake with those insults and hatred but also their lives are at risk from all the harassment and beatings that they receive from oppressors. According to John Kenneth Evangelista, vice-chairperson of Kapederasyon of 2015, Adults, (specifically adults who aren’t working as the stereotype gay job such as “barber”, “make-up artist” and such) can’t be openly gay since not only will it cause a ruckus in the workplace but it will only entice inequity among the workers. He also stated that LGBT people can’t find a workplace suitable for their specified profession
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since these jobs aren’t suitable for any LGBT member. He pointed out that “It is hell for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders due to our continuing suffering of low wages, lack of jobs, or lack of decent livelihoods which worsen the exploitation in addition to the discrimination that causes double burden for LGBT”. The articles above not only shows that people in LGBT community, whether they are youths or adults, lacks support and guidance but also prove how much these people are clearly affected, in more ways than one, by discrimination. The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institution. Having a different sexual preference than what
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