By releasing this summary report, Oogachaga wants to raise the awareness among the following population:
a. LGBTQ community:
Many LGBTQ individuals face homophobic and transphobic abuse and discrimination from others. It is important that LGBTQ individuals adopt positive coping strategies while the LGBTQ groups and individuals work together to reduce the incidence of discrimination.
There are many LGBTQ resources available that LGBTQ individuals who are struggling with these issues can seek help and support from.
b. Helping professionals in the social service, healthcare and mental health care sectors:
The homophobic and transphobic abuse and discrimination faced by their LGBTQ clients and its direct or indirect consequences on their clients’ mental well being.
Professionals and volunteers in these sectors can play a more active role in reducing the incidence of discrimination and in supporting their LGBTQ clients and patients.
c. Professionals in the education sector:
Homophobic and transphobic abuse and discrimination are pressing issues faced by LGBTQ students.
Educators, supporting staff and students can play a more active role in addressing these discrimination in schools and in supporting their LGBTQ students and classmates.
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