Equality For The Opressed:LGBTQ+ Communities & Police Brutality

Equality For The Opressed: LGBTQ+ Communities & Police Brutality

What does opresssed mean?:

To keep (someone) in subservience and hardship, especially by the unjust exercise of authority.

LGBTQ+ Meaning:

lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender

Police Brutality Meaning:

Police brutality or police violence is legally defined as a civil rights violation where officers exercise undue or excessive force against a subject. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying, physical or verbal harassment, physical or mental injury, property damage, and death.

How Are Police Brutality and LGBTQ+ Injustices Related?

Police Brutality and LGBTQ+ Injustice both deal with the opressing of a people. They both deal with biases against a people and laws built against them.


LGBTQ+ Injustice

What are the problems of the LGBTQ+ Communities?

  • Laws built against them
  • Don’t have the same protection
  • Not able to report all hate crimes against them
  • Communities are not protected
  • Who is impacted due to these problems against the LGBTQ+ Communities?:

  • Bisexuals
  • The Transgender Community
  • Gay men
  • Lesbian women
  • The Queer Community
  • Victims of LGBTQ+ hate crimes
  • What audience do we want to reach about LGBTQ+ Injustice?:

  • Parents who don’t accept their children once they come out
  • People with biased opinions of LGBTQ+ communities
  • The people who would commit hate crimes
  • LGBTQ+ communities
  • The uniformed
  • What should you take from this about LGBTQ+ communities?:

  • Try to put themselves in the shoes of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Learn that they are just as human as the rest of the world
  • learn that they live harder lives just because of who they are
  • Look from a different point of view other than your own
  • What are possible solutions to people of the LGBTQ+ communities problems?

  • Putting more protection into LGBTQ+ communities
  • Making them safer to report hate crimes committed against them
  • Giving them the same rights as a straight, wealthy, caucasian.
  • Giving the victims of Hate crimes justice
  • What types of actions can people take to work towards a solution for LGBTQ+ injustices?

  • Becoming informed
  • Talking to members of the LGBTQ+ community, respectfully
  • Learning and listening, and not speaking
  • Try to stump out all unconscious and conscious biases against the LGBTQ communities
  • Correcting other people when they say something biased or disrespectful about the LGBTQ+ community
  • What action should the audience take and why?

    To become informed and celebrate differences while discouraging all previously said biases while helping to create a safer environment where they are accepted. An ally doesn't just sit there. An ally enacts in the changing of society, for the better.

    To complete this action follow these steps...

    1. Learn about the LGBTQ+ community

    2. Stop all previously said biases

    3. Call out others for biases

    4. Become an Ally

    5. Celebrate(or attend) PRide Month

    6. Attend LGBTQ+ movement marches

    7. Volunteer for events to help LGBTQ+ communities

    8. Repeat steps 1-7

    Facts about the LGBTQ+ Community:

    Anti-Gay Hate Crimes Rise

  • This sources states that from 2014-2017 1,130 hate crimes had been committed, mostly targeting gay men.
  • This being said, the FBI widely under estimates the number of hate crimes each year.USA Today said, “This self-reported data suggests that Americans experience closer to 200,000 hate crimes each year – a far cry from the FBI’s estimate of approximately 7,500.”
  • Along with that, numerous victims of hate crimes do not report the crimes committed against them for various reasons.
  • This source also states laws against the LGBTQ+ community. One of these is that People who identify as Transgender are not allowed to serve or enlist into the military.(In effect April 12, 2019.)
  • Legislation Afecting LGBTQ+ Rights Around The Country

  • This article states numerous laws presented in the house and senate. Some were turned down, and some weren’t.
  • One law that was passed was Prohibiting heathcare for transgender youth. This was presented in 2020. It was then passed. It was thankfully withdrawn.
  • Another law that is presently active is Single-Sex Facility Restrictions.
  • It’s unfair that they don’t get the same opportunities when they are just as human as the rest of us. Being different makes them special, it doesn’t make them a freak.

  • Make social equality for LGBTQ+ people and towards liberation for the broader society from biphobia, homophobia, and transphobia.


    Police Brutality

    Who is impacted due to Police Brutality?:

  • African Americans
  • Hispanics
  • Chinese Americans
  • Native Americans
  • What audience do we want to reach about Police Brutality?

  • Government so they can end this.
  • Police so they can stop
  • Military so they can be informed
  • What do we want our audience to learn about police brutality?

  • Learn that just because the color of their skin is different, doesn't mean we/they can’t be treated equally
  • Learn that we all are human no matter our race or color
  • What are some potential solutions to police brutality?

  • We need to protest but be precaution because of Covid19
  • Train police again because too many people are getting hurt in the hands of police
  • Invest in Alternatives of being good citzens
  • What types of actions can people take to work towards police brutality?

  • make an organization that can bring a communtiy together
  • more certification and license from police
  • oversight for police policy
  • monitor the police
  • What problem are we adressing?

  • People of color are killed for no reason
  • 85% of them are unarmed
  • Killed just because of the race and color of skin
  • Facts about Police Brutality

  • The pictures below show how many people have been killed or hurt by the police. 598 people to be exact. Just because of their race and color. After 5 to 6 months, we still are pleading for justice for Breonna Taylor, Elijah MccLain, Vannesa Guillen, and many more. If we get arrested, when we get released we will do the same thing over again. We will keep protesting until our cases our solved. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!!!!!!!
  • Our own president Donald Trump believes that more white people are getting killed. I totally disagree with his statement. 30% of whites died in police custody, while 70% of black were killed in police custody. But whites are killed most? It’s a un-factual statement.
  • In the 1960s many activist like; Martin Luther King, John Lewis, Malcom X,Angela Davis, and many more I can name protested, for civil and equal rights. Yes, it was peacful and we ended up making significant progression for equal rights. Praise to all of the activist who helped get our rights. Now, with this new generation, we have to do the same as our older generation. PEACEFUL PROTEST! BOYCOTT!
  • We just want to end racism and come together as a community and have equal rights

    All we want is to end Police Brutality. We all need to come together and end this. No point of this to be happening!


    About The Creators Of This Page:

    Kaeslyn Benjamin

    We need to support any and everybody no matter what.They're relegion, color of skin, or how they represent themselves does not have involve violence or hate. 75% of people that are killed everyday, are killed just because of the color of their skin or because how they present themselves.

      • Age: 12
      • Grade: 7th
      • School: Miller Grove Middle
      • Favorite Hobby: Basketball
    Jaeda Liddell

    The State of our society is unbearable. Whether it is Police Brutality or LGBTQ+ injustices, they both are uncalled for. Fathers are killed every day by police just because of the color of their skin. They are denied their rights, treated as inhuman, and then killed and murdered at the hands of the opressor. It takes world known FATHER George Floyd being killed to erupt the country into chaos. George Floyd never wanted to become a hashtag, he never wanted to leave his kids, he wanted to live, he wanted to BREATHE. LGBTQ+ injustices is a just as pressing matter because people of the LGBTQ community are killed and murdered for being themselves,talkng a certain way,or dressing a certain way. Its cruel and it completly denies the that America is upposed to be the land of the free. I do believe that it is the land of the brave because people are not afraid to be themselves.

    • Age: 12
    • Grade: 7th
    • School: Ron Clark Academy
    • Favorite Hobby: Acting