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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Discrimination

- ... Another business that may be discriminating against homosexual couples is housewifery businesses. One important thing for child-baring lesbian couples is for them to feel as if they are the same as any other couple. While some couples feel as though the midwife is treating them as if they were any other pregnant mother, others feel as though the midwife is uncomfortable with them and they’re more focused on questioning the woman’s sexuality. Questioning is an important tool in learning how to properly care for lesbian couples and how they may react differently to certain stimuli....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Lesbian]

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Gay and Lesbian Spirituality

- I began investigating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) representations of the sacred during my late adolescence. In college, my knowledge of same-sex desiring and gender-variant deities evolved into a study of the spiritual roles and legacies of GLBTQ people. Such legacies are abundantly evident in parts of the world where indigenous and pluralist religion have remained unhindered, such as on the Indian subcontinent where hijra (male-bodied female-identified individuals) are seen as harbingers of good fortune and curses and perform ceremonies at weddings and births....   [tags: gay, lesbian bisexual]

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The Challenges of Lesbian and Gay Youth

- The Challenges of Lesbian and Gay Youth This research paper is missing the works cited “The unprecedented growth of the gay community in recent history has transformed our culture and consciousness, creating radically new possibilities for people to ‘come out’ and live more openly as homosexuals”(Herdt 2). Before the 1969 Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychological adjustment of homosexuals....   [tags: Lesbian Gay Teens Adolescents]

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Gay and Lesbian Marriage

- Gay and Lesbian Marriage Andrew Sullivan and William Bennett argue profusely on the subject that is in almost every American’s mind, whether or not to civically let gays marry. Between Sullivan’s article “Let Gays Marry” and Bennett’s article, “Leave marriage alone, they pretty much sum up both sides of the argument. Andrew Sullivan, the editor of The New Republic and author of Virtually Normal: An argument about Homosexuality, discusses why gays should be allowed to marry. William Bennett, the editor of The Book of Virtues, and co-director of Empower America, responses to Sullivan’s piece....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Marriage Essays]

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The Lesbian For A Year

- Heterosexism The very idea that people are judged, harassed, and persecuted for something so personal as their sexual orientation is appalling, and yet this prejudice not only exists, but thrives. In fact, the term lesbian is often used to undermine a woman’s importance or to threaten her value as a woman (Pharr, 422). Heterosexual people’s sexual orientation does not have any real impact on their day to day lives. A heterosexual person can feel comfortable showing public affection to their significant other, feel confident visiting a medical establishment, and know that their potential employer will not take their sexuality into account....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, LGBT]

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Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

- Founded in 1991, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) provides intellectual leadership towards understanding and addressing the issues that affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals and the members of other sexual and gender minorities. As the first university-based LGBTQ research center in the United States, CLAGS nurtures cutting-edge scholarship; organizes colloquia for examining and affirming LGBTQ lives; and fosters network-building among academics, artists, activists, policy makers, and community members....   [tags: Education, homosexuality]

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The Attitude Toward Gay And Lesbian

- ... Many people would think that this was like a disease and they could cure it with whatever they believed would make gay or lesbian people back to normal and would make them like a different gender. Many people have a different perspective on what gender could like the same sexuality like some people might not care if there is a pair of girls that are dating but some people might care if a man likes another man and if they are dating their attitudes change depending on the type of gender pairings there is....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gay, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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The Controversy Of Gay And Lesbian Families

- Gay and lesbian families deal with a great amount of controversy from people all over the world. Although it is starting to be viewed differently as times and laws change, people wonder what the effects of having same sex parents have on the children being raised in that household. To better understand how gay and lesbian families are viewed in society, it is important to look at the history behind the gay rights movements, and studies aimed at the development of children who are growing up in a same-sex household....   [tags: Homosexuality, Same-sex marriage]

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The Audience On Gay And Lesbian

- The Glee has been one of the most popular sitcoms in recent years. It was identified as a gay-friendly show on the mainstream TV station. The show breaks the boundaries and stereotypes that have been set and present audience with the real world of gay and lesbian. More specifically, the unique gay/lesbian characters representation in the show not only allows heterosexual people to have their finger on the pulse of homosexual culture but also resonates the homosexual audience. In this paper, I interviewed 3 different people about their opinions on the gay and lesbian representation in the Musical Television show Glee....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Bisexuality]

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Gay And Lesbian Orientation As A Threat

- ... Instead of rocking the boat, people have adapted the mentality of staying quiet. Quite honestly, I feel my views and the views of society against those who wish to pursue same-sex lifestyles only bring separation and a great miscommunication. It prevents our people not only within the United States but in humanity as a whole to unite as one people. Thankfully, this mentality of being against same-sex lifestyles is shifting as evident with recent laws changing in favor of homosexuals openly in the United States Armed Services and same-sex marriages, as I’ve mentioned previously in this assignment....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay, Sexual orientation]

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Gay, Gay And Lesbian Rights

- “In the mid-1970s, gay and lesbian persons did not have the public visibility they do today...” (Wright, 2013, p. 249). People back in the 1970s cared more about the issues about abortion than they did about sexuality. In this day and age, however people care more about who the gays and lesbians are more than anything. If the gays and lesbians still did not have the public visibility that they do have, then we would never have all the people coming out every single day and we would not be able to pass the gay marriage law that has gotten passed in some states....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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The Case Of The Black Lesbian

- children where she maintains the household quietly and without complaint. A common example of current sexism is when a potential employer chooses a man over a women who looks that she could be of childbearing age because hiring a woman may also mean hiring someone who would need to take time off or work less hours to care for children, per societal standards. In the case of the black lesbian, the dynamics which oppress her are additive and she is “subject to prejudice and discrimination based on their ethnicity, sex, and sexual orientation” (Grzanka 2014:317)....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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The Gay And Lesbian Community

- Coming out, regardless of what one is coming out as, is incredibly difficult. An important aspect of accepting ones’ sexuality is the support that one gets from others of the same sexuality. “This support comes not only from loved ones … but also from associating with like-minded others in the gay, lesbians, and bisexual communities” (McLean 63). However, even in a group that’s been discriminated against by heterosexuals, there is an outstanding amount biphobia in the LGBT community. Bisexuals, while technically are included in the LGBT community, often have difficulty fitting in with the rest of the community....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality]

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My Life as a Lesbian

- What I Already Knew Looking across the dinner table at age 7, I remember wishing for what my cousin had. She was holding hands with the love of her life, and had never looked happier. I remember thinking that someday, I would have someone who loved me as much as her fiance loved her, and once I had that, I wouldn’t let anything get in the way of it. Later that night, we were looking for wedding dresses, overly excited that we got to pick two, not just one. We sat for hours talking about what color the bridesmaid dresses would be, and we listened as the happy couple told us of their dream honeymoon....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Coming Out as a Lesbian

- Lately it seems like everyone is "coming out" as lgbtq because it seems like the coolest thing to do. Kids at school don't understand that just a few years ago, coming out was horrible. In the past few years, so much has changed for the LGBTQ Community. Marriage is being legalized all over the place, and people are learning to speak out about their rights. Six years ago, my parents found out I was bisexual after they went through my computer. My mom screamed, cried, threw things, and questioned me relentlessly....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Lesbian and Gay Coparenting

- As scholars investigate complex family system, the research on how partners work together to parent children increases. Coparenting is a unique component in a family relationship where parents function on a continuum between working together and struggling against each to make parental decisions. Historically, traditional coparenting referred to the collaboration between a man and a woman to raise their children. However, important social changes have led to other forms of coparenting in families....   [tags: complex family systems]

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History of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement

- THE HOMOPHILE YEARS (1940s-60s – WWII, Cold War, McCarthyism): 1940s · Growth in the urban subculture of gay men and lesbians. · Government and police harassment, persecution, and investigation of gays. 1950s-1960s · The homophile movement remained small and relatively marginalized. End of 1960s · Rise of activism + “Gay is good” · Reformist goals: ü decriminalization of homosexual acts, ü equal treatment and equal rights under the law, ü dissemination of accurate, ü “unbiased” information about homosexuality....   [tags: Gays and Lesbians in America]

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Gay and Lesbian Rights

- Gay and lesbian people should have the same rights as everyone else in America. They are being driven away from their rights due to some rumors that Christian observationalists have assumed because of their own religious morals. I feel as though gay and lesbian people should have their rights because they are not as horrid as they assumptions that Christian officials have made them out to be. Gay and lesbian people should be allowed to adopt children; therefore, by revealing the lies behind rumors pertaining to the reason why gay and lesbian people aren't allowed to adopt children will help to make for better reasoning to why they should be allowed to have children systematically....   [tags: America, Equality, Equal Rights, LGBTQ]

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Gay and Lesbian Same Sex Marriage is a Civil Right

- Interracial marriage is a topic that has been out of the national limelight for quite some time because most people in the United States have grown to accept it. When the Supreme Court ruled for the right for couples to marry interracially in 1967, they called the laws preventing interracial marriage nothing more than an attempt "to maintain white supremacy" (Stoddard 413). The conclusion of the United States Supreme court was that because laws against interracial marriage served no purpose other than discrimination, they should be eliminated....   [tags: Gay and Lesbian Marriage Must Be Legal]

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Lesbian Feminism

- We live in a world where a 21st century woman can vote, work full time, and raise a family on her own terms. Woman can choose when to have children, if they want to achieve a higher education, and obtain jobs that women in the 60’s only dreamt about. Most of these accomplishments were brought on by the Women’s Movement of the 1960’s. They brought up conventional thoughts and ideas that changed the course of history. However, in their quest for women’s rights and equality amongst men, there were some that were left out of the mass movement....   [tags: social issues, woman, children]

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A Brief Note On Gay And Lesbian Families

- What is a family. To many people, this question is easy. People that are blood related and share the same beliefs. Now a day a family is a group of people that love and care for one another. There are many different types of families in America. One of the types of families is same-sex parent families. Gay and lesbian families are when two people of the same-sex starting a family. Some usually were married to the opposite sex before. Gay and lesbian families are more growing than people think. There are many more gay and lesbian partners and they are starting families....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Outcomes for Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents

- Children of gay and lesbian parents have the same potential as other children despite living in a nontraditional household, a growing trend in America. Same-sex parented families face many struggles such as discrimination based on sexual orientation of the parents. Individuals who do not support same-sex marriage or same-sex parenting believe that the child will not be raised in a stable household. Multiple studies have confirmed that a parent’s sexual orientation does not heavily influence a child’s performance in school or their social behavior....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays, nontraditional family]

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Lesbian Identity Politics and Associated Organizations

- Identity politics were a major part of social reform in the Sixties and Seventies. Yet, the advent of identity politic reform originates in the Fifties, a decade that saw the African-American Civil Rights Movement start to gain momentum. On the heels of the Civil Rights movement, we also see the Women’s Liberation Movement begin to gain steam, shortly thereafter followed by the Gay Liberation Movement. And as an offshoot of these reform movements, we observe the dawn of lesbian identity politics – a movement very much its own amongst its predecessors....   [tags: Social/Political Issues]

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Childhood Physical Abuse, Homophobia, And Experiential, Avoidance Among Lesbians And Gay Men

- Hilda Gonzalez General Psychology RW Childhood Physical Abuse, Internalized Homophobia, and Experiential Avoidance Among Lesbians and Gay Men Sari D. Gold Brian A. Feinstein Christopher Skidmore Brian P. Marx Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy Vol 3(1), Fall 2015 Dr. Wiltshire Review Summary This study explores the lives of sexual minority individuals who have endured childhood physical abuse, and the long term psychological effects in which it creates....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Abuse, Lesbian]

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Civil Rights: Gay and Lesbian Rights

- Famous children’s author Dr. Seuss once said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind". Gay rights, at the moment, are one of the most publicized and well known controversial subjects of this decade. The sides clearly drawn one fighting for rights as simple as being married the other stating that it defames their religion and goes against the definition of marriage, being between a man and a woman. The individuals who are fighting for their civil rights are fallowing the same path that African Americans and women have taken, but the change has started and in over 13 states gays have been given their basic rights and more st...   [tags: don´t ask, don´t tell, same-sex]

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A Brief Note On Gay And Lesbian Travelers

- ... One spouse has left their spouse for two years with no legitimate reasons, sentence to imprisonment for five years or more, endangering the life of the other spouse or health problems or disability that prevents one from fulfilling the duties of a husband or wife (p. 353, 2002). Just like India, there is shaming toward one who is divorce. They too, treat single women and divorce women as being irreverent. The men are looked at as being superior and that it’s the woman job to please her husband....   [tags: Gender, Marriage, Female, Male]

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusion

- What is equality. Is it just a political nomenclature or an ideological concept. Or is about working towards creating a fairer society in which each individual can enjoy his/her rights and freedom without any judgement considering that “[w]e will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.” Will Rogers (1924, p210). The task of this is essay is not so much to find the bona fide implications of the word “equality”, but rather to clarify its meaning towards individuals....   [tags: LGBT Inclusion]

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Community

- ... LGBT on campus keeps themselves active by hosting different activities on campus like the lifesize candyland in Scanlon, they set up movie nights, and have game nights. LGBT helps people become happy with their sexualities. According to Christian, “Since I’ve joined I’ve opened up and talked to people more than when I was in high school.” So joining helped Christian has become happier because he has made more friends and became more social. He claims, “A friend of mine told me about it and I never hung out with people that were like me.” Being with other people similar to you makes you more comfortable to be around then you are not worried about what others think when you are together....   [tags: LGBT, Sexual orientation, Coming out, Transgender]

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Our Age Of Acceptance Of The Lesbian Community

- Our age of acceptance For the past 70 plus years, the growth of the homosexual community has not come for the community at all, for thousands of years the gay Community has been around, since back in the Greek myth stories, to the kings and queens of the Europe, even to the beginning of our very country. Recently however it has seemed like the gay community has been growing and “taking over”, which is a ridiculous notion, who you love doesn’t really matter. The “taking over” that seems to have taken place is more of a more open and informed society....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual orientation]

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Discrimination

- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Discrimination Discriminating against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and its consequences is something that people maybe never seriously think about, although many people get affected by it. The show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” elaborates on the issue of LGBT discrimination. The Equality Act of 2015 is a bill passed by the House of Representatives and Senate, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Lesbian By Choice

- There are many labels, names and categories that have been assigned or given to lesbians. What is "lesbian". Is it a certain type of woman. Does one lesbian have an identical feature or character as another lesbian. Does a lesbian have something extra or something missing from heterosexual women. This notion that we can classify a human being by their sexual preference is absolutely ludicrous and unsubstantiated. Women are just that, women. Sexual attraction to humans, be it the same sex or not, is not a concrete science that can allow society to label women....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rape and Intimate Partner Abuse In The Lesbian Community

- In every 45 seconds, someone is sexually violated in the United States. Out of every 6 women, one has experienced an attempted rape or complete rape. Lesbians and bisexual women remain at increased risk of sexual victimization compared to heterosexual women. In order for a woman to determine the direction of her life, she must first determine her sexuality. Sexuality is a deep, integral part of any human’s life. This should not be a subject of coercion or debate. The society must recognize that a woman has the right to freely pre-determine her sexuality without oppression and discrimination (Burn, 2004)....   [tags: Relationship Issues]

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Oppression and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons

- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Oppression Generations ago, the United States was a country of the male wardrobe. Today's movements for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are leveraging the existence of more globalized and open systems. Besides, the promotion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population have been acknowledged through smart partnerships within conventional, political and economic scene, while the males and heterosexuals are still pervasive....   [tags: Sexual Issues]

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Gay or Lesbian Parenting and the Psychological Effects on Their Adoptive Children

- ... Same-sex couples do not raise their children any differently than heterosexual couples raise their children. Throughout the adoptive child’s life, the adoptive parents must explain to the child why he/she was adopted, but for gay adoptive parents, explanation of their sexual orientation must also be explained using “age appropriate language” (Gateway Child Wellfare Information). Recently, research has shown that gay and lesbian parents share the parental characteristics of support, protection, and stability that children need....   [tags: same-sex couples, non-traditional households]

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Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sxual, and Transgendered: Significance

- LGBT as a subculture has been a driving force in our society by paving the way for individuals to be proud to be homosexual. They have influenced important officials to change the way they are perceived in media and other forms of society. After a long fight they are slowly being allowed to legally marry whoever they want. Throughout history gay rights grouped was formed because of this group of people. Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and transsexual/transgender individuals are significant to our society because they helped start some of the changes our nation has encountered....   [tags: positive effect of LGBT subculture on society]

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Gay And Lesbian Parenting Is The Definition Of A Normal And Healthy Family

- Gay and lesbian parenting is still one of the most controversial topics to discuss today due to society drilling into minds that the Mom-and-Dad orientated family is the definition of a normal and healthy family. Gay and lesbian parenting is simply couples of the same-sex raising a family where the children grow up in loving, supportive environments. The sexual orientation of the parents does not influence if they can raise a child, rather it depends on if the parents are capable of providing a nurturing environment....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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I Am Not a Lesbian (for now)

- My mother is not a lesbian. Her fraternal twin, Marty, was a lesbian. Marty died of lung cancer when I was seven; she and my mother were thirty-four. My mother’s twin is a martyr in my family, the perfect child, the perfect person. She loved people; she was smart, athletic, active in the fight for women's rights. She taught me how to jump rope on Sanibel Island in Florida. It was windy, but that's all I remember. We went to Philadelphia for the memorial service. Suede, one of Marty's former lovers, played "From a Distance" on her synthesizer....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Domestic Violence and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Relationships

- Homophobia has marginalized a significant portion of the population. Although strides towards equality for homosexuals have gained momentum, progress needs to continue. Members of our society are being oppressed by the ignorant simply because of their sexual orientation. When analyzing how to address the discrimination of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, it was apparent equal rights was a complex issue requiring a multifactorial response. It is crucial to identify the groups/individuals contributing to the turmoil, such as religious leaders, politicians, bullies, and even social media....   [tags: Social Work, Mental Harrassment]

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Gay and Lesbian Marriage in America

- Marriage, as both a legal institution and as a social tradition, has always been at the heart of the building blocks of American society. Throughout U.S. history, it has generally been understood, both legally and socially, as a monogamous union between two persons of opposite sexes. However, as the gay and lesbian liberation movement gains increasing exposure and influence, the topic of same-sex marriage has been brought to discussion. In the following pages, the legitimacy of same-sex marriages/partnership will be discussed, as well as the best means to achieve such an end....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage ]

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Identifying Lesbian and Mother

- Identifying Lesbian and Mother In her 1995 book, "On the Outside Looking In: The Politics of Lesbian Motherhood", Ellen Lewin presents the phenomenon of lesbian women who, through childbirth, gain access to the heterosexual community as an in-group member. At first glance, Lewin's observations seem to subvert traditional inside/outside ideology, portraying the boundaries of the hetero- and homosexual worlds as permeable rather than rigidly, relationally exclusive. A more exhaustive analysis, namely of the accounts of the women Lewin interviews, serves instead to reinforce inside/outside construction in relation to self and perceived identity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Healthcare Disparities in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Community

- Health Care Disparities in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Community It is important to identify at risk populations who suffer from health care disparities in order to decrease these disparities. Health care disparities can result in negative health outcomes when at risk populations are not afforded proper health treatment. According to Ranji, Beamesderfer, Kates, and Salganicoff (2014) health concerns and risk factors affecting the LGBT community include HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), drug abuse, mental health issues, and sexual and physical violence....   [tags: health and wellness plans]

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Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships

- This paper is an attempt to examine domestic violence in lesbian relationships, and the modern response to it, in a social and historical context. I chose to examine domestic violence within lesbian relationships in an attempt to look at violence in relationships outside the context of male and female. I did this because the popular beliefs that men are abusers and women are abused made it difficult to discuss or consider what was actually occurring in these troubled relationships, and what each partner contributed to the dynamic....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Society in Jordan

- ... In 1951, a revision of the Jordanian Criminal Code legalized private, adult, and consensual sodomy, with the age of consent set at 16. The Jordanian penal code no longer allows family members to beat or kill a member of their own family whose sexuality is interpreted as brining “dishonor” to the family. As of 2013, the newly revised penal code makes Honor killings, as a legal justification for murder, illegal. Honor killing are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by a male family members against female or male members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family....   [tags: discrimination, religion, family, judged]

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The Occurrence of Domestic Violence in the Gay and Lesbian Communities

- Domestic violence, also referred to as intimate partner violence, intimate partner abuse or domestic abuse, affects over one million people in the United States alone. It can be carried out in any number of ways including physically, emotionally, sexually, psychologically and/or financially. Its legal definition considers it to be “any assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, or any criminal offense resulting in physically injury or death of one family member or household member by another who is residing in the same single dwelling unit” (Brown, 2008)....   [tags: Violence ]

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Media Literacy Art Education : Deconstructing Lesbian And Gay

- ... Second, social policy has been established for heterosexual marriage based on the tradition family model which is a privilege free from policy dictation. Third, the government is responsible for the distribution of resources, maintain public order, and enhance the quality of life for its citizen. However, although these responsibilities have already been established, LGBT citizens are still being ignored and oppressed. 17) Striepe, M. I., Tolman, D. L. (2003). Mom, Dad, I 'm Straight: The Coming Out of Gender Ideologies in Adolescent Sexual-Identity Development....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Bisexuality]

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Focus on Lesbian Lives in Movie, If These Walls Could Talk

- ... This scene shows that women can’t be women. Women were held to a certain standard and that standard did not include seeing a political incorrect movie for its time. Tragedy struck later that night when one of the women, Abby (Marian Seldes) is injured and her longtime partner Edith (Vanessa Redgrave) cannot see her in the hospital. This section is really about the silence women face, and how Edith must remain silent about her relationship to Abigail, and then mourn silently because in this era women were supposed to care and love a man....   [tags: marriage, moral, same-sex]

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The Aging Of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender ( Lgbt )

- ... He said that he was and remains especially close to his cousin Bernard. Joe recently got married to his partner of over 20 years, Ron. Joe and Ron had a commitment ceremony 18 years ago but were very excited that their union would be recognized by the State of Wisconsin. Joe’s hope is one day that his union would be recognized by the church. Ron was previously married to a woman and they had two children, both of which have abandoned their father since he came out. Joe stated that Ron has been the most positive influence in his life....   [tags: Sociology, Retirement, Social capital, Old age]

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The Gay Parade Of The Lesbian Parade Around The World

- Number one destination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer community for the gay pride celebrations. Madrid, Spain hosts over two million people every summer, which makes it the most multitudinous annual Orgullo gay parade around the world. This past summer in 2015 Spain celebrated their first decade since the legalization of same-sex marriages along with joint adoption and achieved total equality between homosexuals and heterosexuals. Spaniards have had a long run to attain those rights, which today is considered to be one of the very controversial topics around the globe....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Sexual intercourse]

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Lgbt, And The World

- ... Participants show that they generally satisfied by varies part of their lives. The elements of the gay distress, including sexual orientation discrimination and oppressor, a sense of differentness, and the absence of social support. (Landolt and Dutton, 1997)Also, “came out” seems to be a crucial source of gay group satisfaction. In addition, the gay community support, self-identification and the acceptance of others seem to be imperative. The gay lives in China have been through progressive changes with rapid social changes and westernization; Chinese is now more open to sexual exploration as in homosexuality....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Gay, Sexual intercourse]

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Gay and Lesbian Parenting

- The idea that lesbians and gay men may be parents is often perceived as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women only. My approach to this controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the Pro side first. Gays and lesbians deserve equal rights in our society. Society has to realize that the modern family has transformed into many different forms in recent years in that the "nuclear family" is not necessarily the best....   [tags: Same Sex Parenting Essays]

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Gay And Lesbian Rights

- Gay And Lesbian Rights When I read the statement that said "we shouldn't devote our efforts to promoting the rights of lesbians and gay men, since there are more important and urgent human rights issues that deserve our attention…." I was taken aback. As it stands now, nothing seems more important than bringing both equality, and general acceptance, to gay and lesbian people. Although their have been many mistakes made in the past regarding such human rights issues as slavery, race and gender rights, gay and lesbian rights should be pushed to the top of our list of priorities in that gays and lesbians are the people who appear to be facing the most discrimin...   [tags: Papers]

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Lesbian and Gay Teens

- Of the many emotions a gay man or woman feel, perhaps the most powerfully pervasive is fear. The fear of being found out is real enough, but the worry does not end there. There also lurks the fear of being called names, being assaulted, perhaps even killed. For adults these fears are horrible enough. For a lesbian and gay teenager, who lacks experience and life skills to cope with them, such fears can be overwhelming. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth face many problems as they realize they are homosexual....   [tags: Teenagers Adolescents Homosexual Youth]

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Gay and Lesbian Rights

- Gay and Lesbian Rights She is a lover. She is a butch, *censored* loving Lesbo. She loves breasts, and enjoys cunnilingus ; one of the many forbidden ways Lesbian women *censored* each other. She is your next door neighbor, and the running joke at your work place; she is a dateline special you forbid your children to watch. When you see her and her girlfriend in public, you stare long and hard, exemplifying a demoralizing snare that could ward away the devil. You are a wimp, a futile, close-minded discriminating person....   [tags: Papers]

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My Star- Lesbian Relationship

- My Star I sat on the edge of her bed, with my head in my hands, crying. My heart was pounding and adrenaline rushed through my veins, making me feel sick to my stomach. I couldn't make myself calm down. I couldn't even take a breath. My hands trembled as I wiped the hair out of my eyes. I glanced through my tears at Star, huddled in the corner of her bright yellow room. She was curled up in a ball with her head on her knees, shaking. I stared, wondering what she was thinking, and what I should do....   [tags: Personal Narrative Relationships Papers]

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Lesbian Photographers

- Lesbian Photographers Joan Scott makes many assertions in her historical essay on gender. The key point that plays into my own research is that “gender is a primary way of signifying relationships of power.” Power, in the case of women and photography, is controlling the political economy of photography--- as in the ability to control or inform both the denotations, and connotations of a photograph. My research project on lesbian and queer photography from the 1930s to today in America illustrates that there is unequal distribution of power, with a strong correlation to race, class, and gender....   [tags: Photography Homosexuality Sexuality Essays]

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The Metaphorical Lesbian in Chopin’s The Awakening

- The Metaphorical Lesbian in Chopin’s The Awakening In “The Metaphorical Lesbian: Edna Pontellier in The Awakening” Elizabeth LeBlanc asserts that the character Edna Pontellier is an example of what Bonnie Zimmerman calls the “metaphorical lesbian.” It’s important to distinguish between Zimmerman’s concept of the “metaphorical lesbian” and lesbianism. The “metaphorical lesbian” does not have to act on lesbian feelings or even become conscious of herself as a lesbian. Instead, the “metaphorical lesbian” creates a space for woman-identified relationships and experiences in a heterosexually hegemonic environment....   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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The Gay/Lesbian Market

- The Gay/Lesbian Market With the waving of the rainbow flag, the emergence of a vibrant gay and lesbian niche market is being heralded across the United States. A wide range of commodities and services aimed at gay and lesbian consumers are now advertised in an equally wide range of media and venues. Reproductions of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs in the New Yorker, Miller Beer ads in the Advocate, catalogues distributed nationally by gay-owned businesses, and websites "display" just a fraction of the new opportunities for consumption based in lesbian and gay identity....   [tags: Media Papers]

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A Lesbian's Perspective of Fried Green Tomatoes

- A Lesbian's Perspective of Fried Green Tomatoes Last week my mother and I decided to rent a "woman's film," Fried Green Tomatoes. We sat mesmerized for 1 hour and 45 minutes by the narrative played out upon our small screen. However, as I realized by our discussion after the film, we had two very different experiences. While she enjoyed the film as a story about two "best friends," I read this friendship as an obvious lesbian relationship hidden within the repressed text of a popular, commercial film....   [tags: Film Movies]

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The Church and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues

- Free Essays - The Church and Gays, Lesbians The Catholic Church loves LGBT people with a profound love, just like it loves all of its other children. Various organizations within the church have as their main purpose the delivery of the Gospel to LGBT's. All of us are sacred creations of God, and therefore deserve respect on the basis of our human nature. This essay treats an outreach effort of the church in this area. In the rite of baptism, the liturgy joyfully proclaims, "you are God's work of art, created in Christ Jesus." Today, lesbian and gay Catholics are reminding the Church that they, too, have been baptized....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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The Gay and Lesbian Community in the Y Generation

- The Gay and Lesbian Community in the Y Generation As the Y Generation continues to expand its horizons, new trends of tolerance are beginning to shine through. The gay and lesbian community is more readily embraced by today’s generation than by generations in America’s past. More and more people are “coming out” than ever before, which proves that the gay and lesbian community is gaining acceptance and their rights to equality are slowing increasing, but discrimination is still there. Even though gays and lesbians are more accepted amongst the Y Generation, hate and misunderstanding still exist....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Dykes Organize: The Founding of the Lesbian Avengers

- Dykes Organize: The Founding of the Lesbian Avengers The Stonewall riots opened the doors to the rise and fall of numerous different homosexual actions groups. The differences in the groups were like night and day and the theories behind them changed with the times. In the 1990’s a group made its debut by coming out strong and forceful. Their handbook stated, “We need you. Because we are not waiting for the rapture. We are the apocalypse.” This became part of a dyke manifesto. A manifesto that changed lesbian views, a manifesto that brought with it a ‘fierce lesbian movement’, it brought confrontation to lesbian politics....   [tags: Essays Paper]

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Gay and Lesbian Visibility in Movies and Television

- The 1990s saw surge of gay characters in both television and movies. From Ellen Degeneres and her character Ellen Morgan coming out under much scrutiny on the TV show ‘Ellen,’ to Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett comedically playing off each other in the motion picture ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding.’ Sure, gays and lesbians have been around forever, especially in Hollywood. But never has there been a time to be more out. With the popularity of shows like Will and Grace, which feature leading gay characters, as well as Dawson’s Creek and it’s supporting character of teenager Jack McPhee, we are slowly seeing gay and lesbian characters creeping into the mainstream media....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gay and Lesbian Issues - Homosexuality Is Wrong

- Homosexuality Is Wrong         Within the past several years gay and lesbian rights has become a huge issue. Gays and lesbians have started to come out of the 'closet," and proudly admitting their sexuality. In the past few years gays and lesbians have been fighting for the right to marry, and adopt children. So far there is only one state that allows gays to become married. People have become more and more open minded with homosexuality. Twenty years ago homosexuality was looked down upon (in general), but now our society thinks that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Effects of Gay/Lesbian Parenting Styles Correlating to Children's Social Acceptance

- Scoot M. Myers conducted a research beginning in 1980 about the procedures of religiosity inheritance in families. He interviewed 471 parents in 1980 and their adult offspring in 1992 addressed the effects of childhood, parental, and family influences on the religiosity of adult offspring, factors that conditioned the ability of parents to transmit their religiosity, and how recent experiences of adult offspring modify earlier family influences on religiosity. According to the results, there were three variables that influence the impact of religion on adult offspring....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Interpersonal Communication and How It Leads To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning, Homelessness

- In the past three decades, gays and lesbians have become more assertive in expressing their rights within American society. Being gay comes as a source of pride for some, while being a social stigma for others. Though people who identify as LGBTQ are gaining legal rights and protection, they are still subject to discriminatory laws and social intolerance. Those who hold negative attitudes towards gays and lesbians are likely to have less likely to have interpersonal communication with them. This is because of the existence of negative attitudes, in addition to the anti-gay violence and harassment that some LGBTQ people continue to suppress their sexual orientation....   [tags: LGBTQ rights]

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Gay and Lesbian Adoption: Homosexual Parents are Just as Qualified as Heterosexual Couples

- 134,000 children are waiting to be adopted, to have what the average child has, a family. In March 2007, there were 65,000 children adopted and being raised by homosexual parents in the United States (Gandossy, 2007). Equally important, more than 14,100 foster children are in loving homes with gay or lesbian couples (The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, 2007). There is an alarming rate of how many children are in need of parents in the United States, to where parenting should not be defined by sexuality, but instead determined by if he/she is fit to be a parent and if they should be allowed to adopt....   [tags: Gay rights, Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting

- Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting In the last decade there has been a rise in the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families. Many do this through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination, and other means. Today, researchers have estimated that the number of children living with one gay or lesbian parent is six to fourteen million. Some have described this current period as a lesbian and gay “baby boom”. However, lesbian and gay parents face many social and legal obstacles (Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1997)....   [tags: Homosexuality Families Parents Essays]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homophobia and Self-hatred

- Essays - A Debt that Must be Paid Adolescence, under the best of all circumstance, is a time of great stress and confusion for young people. Bodies, relationships to friends and family, and moods change rapidly as social, psychological, and physiological puberty is navigated. In this society, to be an adolescent who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (hereafter referred to as 'gay') means to be at significant risk for suicide, depression, dropping out of school, violence, homelessness, rejection from family, prostitution and substance abuse....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Edna as a Metaphorical Lesbian in Chopin’s The Awakening

- Edna as a Metaphorical Lesbian in Chopin’s The Awakening Elizabeth LeBlanc places The Awakening in an interesting context in her essay “The Metaphorical Lesbian,” as gender criticism must, for Chopin wrote the novel at the end of the 19th century, when homosexuality as an identity emerged culturally, at least in terms of the gay male identity, as proffered by Oscar Wilde across the Atlantic. Lesbianism, too, started to make its debut on the cultural stage, particularly in literature. However, although lesbianism started to emerge during Chopin’s lifetime, it seems doubtful that it played any formative role for Edna’s characterization....   [tags: Chopin Awakening]

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A Social Worker's Perspective on the Gay and Lesbian Community

- A Social Worker's Perspective on the Gay and Lesbian Community The community I chose to research is the Gay and Lesbian community. I chose to look at this community because, as I meet more and more people in my life, I have found that I come into contact with many Gay and Lesbian people, and to understand their issues, would be beneficial to a social worker. As Berkman and Zinberg (1997), states, social workers are "susceptible to absorbing the explicit and implicit biases held by mainstream society." I personally feel that the more you learn about other communities, its history and its struggles, it gives us a broader range of understanding and empathy, in which to do our work....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Gay Teenagers and the Internet

- Gay Teenagers Need the Internet         The Internet serves as a platform for gay teens to express their feelings and concerns about being gay. Beyond the pornography on the Net there are also valuable and useful resources that gay teens can take advantage of. But why are these teens t using to the Internet for support. Most of the teenagers questionned for this discussion indicated that parents are not supportive of a homosexual way of life.   Most people would agree that adolescent years are some of the toughest in a persons' life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-Sex Marriages

- Same-Sex Marriages Currently in the United States there has been much debate over the controversy surrounding the legalization of same-sex marriages. There are many people who are opposed and feel it is morally and ethically wrong and others who feel that same-sex marriages are acceptable. Prior to writing about this topic I had no strong feelings toward or against the issue on same-sex marriages. After researching and finding out more information on the topic, I became in favor of allowing those of the same-sex to have there marriages legalized....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Lesbian Musicology and the Music of Dame Ethel Smyth

- Lesbian Musicology and the Music of Dame Ethel Smyth I have always believed that a musician writes music to express his/her emotions, thoughts, and beliefs in a way that can be both hidden and quite apparent to their listeners at the same time. It can be viewed as a release or a medium through which to share an experience. These artists attempt to relate to their listeners and even hope to provide the listener with the words to express their own feelings. Music has proven to be a very important part of society, both past and present, for just this reason: expression....   [tags: Papers]

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Lesbian and Gay Couples Should be Allowed to Marry

- "The freedom to marry is a basic human right that belongs to each individual--not the state. The government should not be in the position of arranging our marriages,"(Matt Coles). Gay marriages are presently illegal in the United States. This prohibition is a blatant form of discrimination, carried forth through our legal system. No government should be able to prohibit anyone from legally declaring his or her love. Discrimination against a particular group of people because of race, color or religion is prohibited by our nation's constitution....   [tags: Gay Marriage Essays]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - The Struggle of Sexual Minorities

- The Struggle of Sexual Minorities Explaining how to challenge the discriminatory attitudes that remain rampant throughout the world, Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a recent article, quotes the incisive words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "We are all of equal worth, born equal in dignity and born free and for this reason deserving respect. . . . We belong in a world whose very structure, whose essence, is diversity almost bewildering in extent, and it is to live in a fool's paradise to ignore this basic fact." The archbishop's words lay bare an essential, wonderful truth about humanity, ignorance of which continues to create suffering for people everywhere....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - We Must Accept Gays and Lesbians

- Don't Tolerate Gays and Lesbians Tolerance. Preference. I am so sick of those words. Why should people have to be tolerated. Tolerance should apply to annoying habits, like hearing the tapping of a pencil or cracking knuckles. People shouldn't have to be tolerated because of who they are. People shouldn't have to be put up with because of whom they wish to spend their time with. I believe a person's sexuality is not a preference. It is not a choice or a decision. It is simply the way a person is born....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay and Lesbian Partners Deserve Health Benefits

- In the United States today, one to twelve percent of the population is homosexual (Gilbert, 17). In recent years, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals have been fighting long and hard to get the same rights and benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. Now, employers and health care providers are being forced to listen to their cries for equality. Should employers offer health benefits for domestic partners of gay employees. This question is forcing society to think about, and possibly change, what their definition of couple/family truly means....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Adrienne Rich's Essay Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

- Yes and No Adrienne Rich attacks heterosexuality as “a political institution which disempowers women” in her 1980 essay Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence (Rich 23). What most see as a traditional way of life, Rich views as a societal mandate that serves as “a beachhead of male dominance,” (Rich 28). For a woman in Virginia Woolf’s time, “the one profession that was open to her [was] marriage,” and though females entered the public sphere as the 20th century progressed, “single women…are still viewed as deviant” and somewhat ostracized (Woolf 25 and Rich 30)....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homosexuality is Abnormal and Immoral

- Homosexuality is Abnormal and Immoral      Of all topics most popular in today's media, issues concerning homosexuals and homosexuality in general top the list. Homosexuality is generally defined as a sexual relationship between partners of the same sex. Debate concerning its causes and consequences has been going on for many centuries and almost in every period in human history. However, never before in human history has it been granted such wide scale acceptance in western society as it has now....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay and Lesbian Issues - The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals

- Gay and Lesbian Issues - The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity ever committed. Millions upon millions of people were ruthlessly tortured and executed during the infamous reign of the Third Reich. The events and conditions surrounding Adolf Hitler’s rise to power have been extensively studied by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and psychologists in the hopes of preventing this state of merciless dictatorship from ever recurring. Due to the immensity of the Nazi campaign against those of the Jewish faith, that ethnic group is most often mentioned in association with the concentration camps and exterminations of the Third Reich....   [tags: World War II History]

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