Students discovering a new community

This is a flag that symbolizes the LGBTQ community in the Joshua Sosa's class.

By Jonathan Orihuela ’20

LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. Children should get the opportunity to learn about the differences in sex so that in the future, they don’t criticize someone because of their dissimilar appearance. The importance of LGBTQ is to emphasize the different types of sex there are around the world. 

The LGBTQ community is trying to make others see the importance of learning about other genders in class.

The significance of learning LGBTQ

Children should learn about the differences in sex at their young years so that they get to grow up knowing what’s good and bad to say or do when they are around someone who is distinguished from you.  Adults or children should not feel left out because of their differences in sex. Anyone who is different should feel that they fit in with the rest of humanity because, at the end of the day, we are all the same. We have the same rights and the same daily routines. Therefore, we should all be treated equally and not be discriminated. 

In order for others to be recognized because of their dissimilar sex is by developing a program or club that consists of LGBTQ. For example, in school, a student or teacher can initiate a club talking about what each sex means. 

The purpose of  eruditioning on LGBTQ

Students should learn about the LGBTQ community and their history during school because it is important to know the difficulties that these group of individuals faced in order to gain their ground and actually form a community. Their history would show these students that if they come out, they wouldn’t be alone and that there would be people there to support them along their journey. 

Moreover, as humans as well, we should be there to support the other individuals because at the end of the day, we are all the same. Only because we are a different sex than others does not mean that we have the right to treat them differently.  As a senior, Juan Pardo stated that students should learn about the LGBTQ “to better understand the issue, and how to properly respect those people”. This makes me think that society still has room for development in order to respect one another. 

Why should students not learn about LGBTQ

Other students might believe that learning about LGBTQ could be ineffective. For example, some might not agree with the idea of learning about LGBTQ because of parents’ personal beliefs. Parents might not agree with LGBTQ being taught in school because it could end up hurting their children’s emotions due to different beliefs. 

However, I don’t think this should be the case. Parents should talk with their children about why they choose to learn about LGBTQ. It’s their body after all; that being said, children should get to learn about whatever they want, especially because they are the ones who are going to need the support.