LGBTQ+ Community Campus Awareness! (pg1) – Team Puppy
After reading the fictional novel To Kill a Mockingbird, our team was educated by how the world usually treats mockingbirds unfairly. We learned the term “mockingbirds” stands for innocent and harmless people whom were treated unrighteous.
Our team have been assigned to locate mockingbirds in our school and help defend and make students become more considerate and aware of their actions and words towards other student. We believed and have come to the conclusion that the people who belong to the LGBTQ+ community are mockingbirds in our campus and even community.
There are multiple reasons why we decided to choose our mockingbirds. First, our mockingbirds were discriminated by other people who believe that having a different sexuality is very abnormal. Secondly, students may sometimes be homophobic and refuse to talk to them. Thirdly, phrases such as “ You’re so gay”, “that’s so gay” or “no homo” that was used over 10,000 times daily (based on the guide “Tackling homophobic language”) are offensive to the students who belong to this community and may lower their self esteem. Our team believe that this community really supports each other and everyone else, so we should do the return the same kindness to them.
In order to raise awareness and be able to address people’s point of view, our team decided to hang posters in the campus and interview people who are in the LGBTQ+ community and others who supports it. We also asked people for us to finds ways for students who want to be a part of supporting this community as well.
There will be 6 stories in total, which the next four will include the interviews that our team had with the students and others in our campus.