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St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan CityMadre Ignacia Ave., Grace Park, Caloocan CityS.Y. 2016-2017A Qualitative Study on the Experiences of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender(LGBT) CommunityA Research Paper Presented to the Senior High School Department ofSt. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan City In Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements in Practical Research 1Acla, Alexandrei Wjotyla D.Caoile, Juan CarloCruz, Daniel Angelico S.Flamiano, Erika MaureenGiron, Coleen AnnMarasigan, Mollie Demcille R.Rena, Jermaine CaihlSy, Joan Veronica S.Tolentino, GlyceriaTorres, Fredrick Paul ThomasGrade 11- St. BenedictOCTOBER 2017
Chapter I: IntroductionA. Background of the Study LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, subculture is one that isunique 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 area lot of influencing factors to determining the LGBT subculture for various people. It isencouraging to see that LGBT community is also actively fighting for their rights. Eventhough it is not easy fighting against the society, slowly and progressively they aremaking their voices to be heard. Before, it was not possible to hear anyone speak aboutgay people or lesbian people in the public. The same case was with transgender issue.According to Ging Cristobal, Project coordinator of Asia of theInternational Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) of 2014, manypeople are guilty of discrimination against LGBT, whether consciously or unconsciously.LGBT are faced with daily discrimination either from society, peers, family and evenschool teachers and administrations. It stated that not only were their dignity is at stakewith those insults and hatred but also their lives are at risk from all the harassment andbeatings that they receive from oppressors. According to John Kenneth Evangelista, vice-chairperson of Kapederasyon of2015, 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 aruckus in the workplace but it will only entice inequity among the workers. He alsostated that LGBT people can’t find a workplace suitable for their specified profession
since these jobs aren’t suitable for any LGBT member. He pointed out that “It is hell forlesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders due to our continuing suffering of lowwages, lack of jobs, or lack of decent livelihoods which worsen the exploitation inaddition to the discrimination that causes double burden for LGBT”. The articles above not only shows that people in LGBT community, whether theyare youths or adults, lacks support and guidance but also prove how much thesepeople are clearly affected, in more ways than one, by discrimination. The LGBTcommunity is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, inpublic schools or in religious institution. Having a different sexual preference than what