People were buzzed and excited with the SCOTUS decision to legalise same – sex marriage across the US on 22 June 2015. Symbolic celebration took over Facebook. But what now? This ruling won’t eliminate homophobia. Things like LGBT suicide, bullying and the like will need to be addressed. And what about everyone else LGBT/ non – cis – gender/ heterosexual?
- Asexual people ACTUALLY BEING BELIEVED
- Adexual getting ethical treatment by mental health professionals
- Bisexual people not being portrayed like a poem fantasy in the media (I think ‘Orange is Tge New Black’ is starting to destigmatise bisexual people)
- That people across the LGBT+ people will all be protected under anti – discrimination/equal opportunity laws from unfair dismissal
- That LGBT+ people will no longer experience discrimination as a tenant
- Asexual and bisexual women in particular will be able to resist sexual advances without bein violated
- When homophobic bullying is no longer prevalent.
- That transgender people can be referred to by their preferred gender pronouns and names as a sign of respect.
So, yeah, I think there is still a way to go. We’re making advances, hat’s for sure. Even asexuality is starting to be discussed more, and the majority of coverage in the mediais quite positive, actually. So, I’m quietly optimistic.
Just a note: as you probably can point out, I didn’t mention pan or poly sexuals. That’s because I don’t know about their experiences. In the comments, feel free to add what you’d like to see happen and your own experiences.