Equal rights should not be designated for only certain Americans, but for all Americans. There is no reason why lesbian, gay and transgender people, especially those of color, should be experiencing violence at a disproportionately higher rate than straight cisgender people. It is inhumane that a person can still be refused housing simply for being transgender or fired from work for being gay. This is unacceptable. We need to fight to preserve the rights of our LGBTQ community and ensure that as a society, we put an end to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender altogether.