LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

At the start of June, pink flyers announcing LGBT Month started appearing around FCI Petersburg, a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia, where I am incarcerated. The fliers, along with many colorful postings in the Education Department, explained what LGBT means: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. They profiled famous and successful LGBT persons and generally strived to inject an element of understanding into the prison population, a population somewhat low on the concepts of compassion and understanding — particularly as it concerns gender and social issues.
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1 thought on “LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed”

  1. I saw that article. I feel like awareness in the prison system and an understanding of the differences of others is perhaps more important there than anywhere else. A lack of understanding is likely one of the main issues that leads to criminal behavior. The more they accept others for who they are, the better they will probably be when back in society.

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