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reinforce prejudice, discrimination, and violence against gay men and lesbians. Unlike Canada, where some marriage laws are embedded in the federal system, in the U.S., marriage laws are primarily the responsibility of state governments. This weighs against the likelihood of passing a constitutional amendment in the United States to restrict same-sex marriage. In addition, the legal trend is toward expanding rights, rather than using the constitution to restrict individual rights. Reported instances of anti-gay hate crimes are steadily increasing, so advocacy efforts will be continuously needed to press for enforcement of existing laws, to provide assistance to crime victims, and to support initiatives to create equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in all areas. Social workers can continue these efforts with the knowledge that they are working to uphold the NASW Code of Ethics’ proscription against discrimination based on sexual orientation and the agreed values and policies of NASW.and these things are (haram) only happened in the US due to freedom. Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2012) Understanding generalist practice 6th ed). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. Reply Quote Hide 4 replies Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 28 days ago Mohammad Tirmazi WALDEN INSTRUCTOR MANAGER   RE: Discussion - Week 6
COLLAPSE Mr. Sabry Thank you for an insightful post about servicing LGBT families. Your post offers some great suggestion in working to address the challenges of parents and children? How do we address the stigma and stereotypes faced by LGBT individuals and families? Are there some best practice models that can be used to address the challenges faced by the children? Prof. Tirmazi Reply Quote Email Author Hide 3 replies Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 27 days ago Access the profile card for user: tamer sabry tamer sabry RE: Discussion - Week 6 COLLAPSE Homophobia, stigma, and discrimination can be especially hard for young men who are gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. These negative attitudes increase their chance of experiencing violence, especially compared with other students in their schools. Violence can include behaviors such as bullying, teasing, harassment, physical assault, and suicide-related behaviors. Gay and bisexual youth and other sexual minorities are more likely to be rejected by their families. This increases the possibility of them becoming homeless. Around 40% of homeless youth are LGBT. A study published in 2009 compared gay, lesbian, and bisexual young adults who experienced strong rejection from their families with their peers who had more supportive families. The researchers found that those who experienced stronger rejection were about:. 8 times more likely to have tried to commit suicide6 times more likely to report high levels of depression3 times more likely to use illegal drugs3 times more likely to have risky sexGay and bisexual men and their family and friends can take steps to lessen the effects of homophobia, stigma, and discrimination and protect their physical and mental health. One way to handle the stress from stigma and discrimination is by having social support. Studies show that gay

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