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There was a secret club for people who had to live in hiding Thesepeople were thought to have a mental disorder a perverted sickness thatwas disgusting and dangerous They would flock by the hundreds to thisclub It was the only place for them to be themselves without beingprosecuted or checked into an institution This club The Stonewall Innand the events that took place on June 28th 1969 was the flint thatignited a national debate that would continue into todays society Thepeople who were in this club who were believed to be sick and derangedwere Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered LGBT Police raided theclub and tried to arrest and assault innocent people for something theycannot help for their sexuality The patrons fought back and startedthe Stonewall riots This event put LGBT Americans in the news andstarted the human rights movement Since then LGBT people have beenmore open about their lives Harvey Milk Freddie Mercury Boy GeorgeGeorge Michael Elton John Rosie ODonnell Ellen DeGeneres ClayAiken Ricky Martin Lass Bass Lady Gaga Anderson Cooper Frank Oceanand many more celebrities are coming out and letting their voices beheard We have come a long way as a nation when it comes to acceptanceof the LGBT community but ignorance and hatred still thrives in theclosed minds of almost half of our population Why should one be firedbecause of their sexual preference Why cant LGBT people marry theloves of their lives Isnt a home with LBGT parents better than noparents at all Why should we let kids get discriminated against for whothey are Are we going to stand here and not take control as the suiciderates in LGBT adolescents rises There are so many things to be said oneither side but when it all comes down to humanity and the basics ofthe constitution everyone should be treated equally The United Statesshould give LGBT Americans the same rights that heterosexual Americanshave The LGBT community is not asking for MORE rights they just wantto
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