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How Social Media may Perpetuate Attacks on the LGBTQ Community

On this page, we will discuss how Social Media may Perpetuate Attacks on the LGBTQ Community: LGB individuals are an extremely vulnerable subset of the population, particularly given the degree of homophobia in our society (Robin K. Walters-Powell). Im most cases, adolescents who are struggling with issues of sexual orientation face incredible challenges and lack many of the fundamental support systems available to their heterosexual peers in society.

How Social Media may Perpetuate Attacks on the LGBTQ Community

Social Media can perpetuate attacks on the LGBTQ communities in the following ways:

  • People can easily become anonymous on Social Media and start insulting other groups of people that are different from them.
  • There are no strict penalties for people who insult others on Social Media
  • People feel free to express their deeper truth on Social Media, than in person.

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