Why should I support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality?

LGBT rights are not special rights. We are working to achieve equal civil rights for all people, including LGBT people. LGBT children, friends and family members deserve the same rights as our straight ones. However, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still legal in many states, a LGBT person can be fired from their job simply because of whom they love or how they express their gender, same-sex couples cannot legally be married in Nigeria. LGBT youth face constant harassment and  abuse in schools across the country, and it is clear that the road to full equality and acceptance is a long one.