Just walking down the street with a boyfriend or girlfriend is hard. School is worse. If you develop a crush on a friend, you can never let them find out, or they think you are creepy. And so much bullying based on sexuality happens in school- physical and emotional. In some places, gay marriage is illegal. In some countries, being gay at all is illegal.
Circumstances when being treated differently due to sexual orientation is lawful. This is when you are treated differently because of your sexual orientation in one of the situations that are covered by the Equality Act. The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy based on sexual orientation. There are some circumstances when being treated differently due to sexual orientation is lawful, explained below.
Around the world, people are under attack for who they love, how they dress, and ultimately for who they are. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex LGBTI means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging. It can also be life-threatening. In all too many cases, LGBTI people are harassed in the streets, beaten up and sometimes killed, simply because of who they are.
The year-old ENDA — Employment Non-Discrimination Act — is heading to Congress yet again, with a Senate vote Monday to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Twenty-one percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults report they have been treated unfairly by an employer because of their sexual orientation or gender identity at some point in their lives. Only 5 percent of LGBT adults polled said that the workplace discrimination occurred within the last year. LGBT adults were much more likely to report being the subject of slurs or jokes 58 percent or being rejected by a family member or friend 39 percent.