Research suggests that LGBT individuals are at higher risk for physical and mental health issues than non-LGBT individuals, due in part to the chronic stress and stigma they encounter. Rachel and Laurel live in Portland, Ore. Catching the latest blockbuster at the cineplex. Public authorities includes government departments, local authorities, NHS trusts, courts and tribunals, police officers and prisons. Northern Ireland home Scotland home Wales home. Direct discrimination because of sexual orientation It is direct discrimination to treat you less favourably because of your sexual orientation than someone of a different sexual orientation would be treated in the same circumstances.
As LGBT rights come under renewed assault at the federal level, they have also come under attack in state legislatures.
Sweet Cakes is an Oregon bakery that refused a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. Bill S. Now, almost have protections on the books for public accommodations. While I know I grew up with privilege, and others have stories far worse than mine, I also believe that countless other LGBT people could tell stories like this — not the same, but all rooted in a legacy that made us feel ashamed of who we are.