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  • Gay And Bisexual Pupils
    939 words
    Recently, I noticed a petition in my local church that was to be sent to Donald Dewar opposing the repeal of section 28, which bans the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Many people did not want their children and grandchildren to know anything about homosexuality. This made me think, should homosexuality be taught in Scottish schools? The response to section 28 has been very different in different parts of the country. Section 28 has never been used in court to stop a local authority doing...
  • Dna Of 40 Pairs Of Gay Brothers
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    This article attempts to identify the biological causes of homosexuality. The article introduces the different ideas that many different scientists and psychologists have about the causes of homosexuality. One idea focuses on one of the most obscure features that distinguish the two sexes- how our inner ears respond to clicking sounds. The theory behind this idea was that hormone levels in the womb, rather than genetic or social factors, determine whether some people become gay or lesbian. To pr...
  • Gay Guy
    475 words
    I think that Mathew Shepard was a good person. That stupid church guy that said gays are evil, Matt's in hell, and stuff like that are the "evil people. It's not evil to be gay. All that stuff religious people say about gays is nothing that really is true. The religious people take in everything that the bible says about everything so hard. The bible wasn't even written by god. The people that beat Matthew up were just raised to hate gays. It's not right to kill a gay person for hitting on you, ...
  • Homosexuality And Bisexuality With Sexual Behavior
    429 words
    Homophobia refers to a prejudicial belief that gay, lesbian, and bisexual people are threatening. They see them as sick, unnatural, immoral, or disgusting people that are inferior to heterosexuals and they deserve to be hated. Homophobia tends to occur on several distinct but joined levels. These levels are personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural. One of the main reasons why people tend to be prejudice against gay, lesbian, and bisexual are based on inaccurate stereotypes and lack o...
  • Responsibility For Matthew's Death
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    One would think that the story of Matthew Shepard would bring people together over a tragic event. On the contrary, Matthew Shepard's death seemed to pull the nation apart, due to people's conflicting points of view. Should Matthew's heartbreaking death be seen as any other killing, or should everyone take it upon himself or herself to be responsible for what happened to Matthew? When reading the article "Blood on our Hands", I believe that the writer had a strong position about his argument. Ph...
  • Gay Characters On Mainstream Television
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    'Roseanne and The Kiss " Jodi Terwilliger 2/12/97 Paper #1 Dr. Lawrence This past winter break, myself and one of my best friends were driving down one of the main roads in our home town of Elmira, New York. I happened to look up at a billboard that was on the side of the road, and saw a sign that read something like: "Be safe, be smart, be protected". I thought to myself (immediately) "well, that's a big improvement from a few years ago when condom ads weren't even allowed on television". Then ...
  • Their Reasons For Their Anti Gay Feelings
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    Psychology of Homophobia / Sexual Prejudice Society began to rethink homosexuality in the 1960's when heterosexual psychologist George Weinberg coined the term "homophobia". Weinberg used the term to label heterosexuals' fear of being in contact of homosexuals as well as the self-loathing of homosexuals, meaning that homosexuals hated themselves for being gay. As of the new millennium, there has been a new special term that has been born to define the fear, hate and disgust that people show towa...
  • Gay Rights And Marriage In Our Society
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    Gay Rights and Marriage In our society today, homosexuals are the odd man out. They are treated unconstitutionally, they are forced to live a secret life, they are forbidden to adopt and raise children and unable to marry the person they love. This is just a start to the many inequalities that homosexuals have mounted up against them in everyday life. The constitution guarantees the right to free speech and the right to pursue happiness to everyone, although homosexuals do not get to live their ...
  • Gay People
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    In the year 2000, the average person is spending more of his / her leisure time watching television, or using their computer. The shows on TV and the information available to us available through all types of media influence our decision process. An individuals perception of the world is ever-changing as he / she relieves more and more information. Although being informed is good, it can be very dangerous. TV influences every aspect of our lives; our life style, what we wear, how we look, and ho...
  • Gay People
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    The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str 8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very contr...
  • Lesbian And Gay People
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    Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals Roles of Otherness in Dominant Culture Despite no visible differences such as those of ethnicity and race, homosexuals and bisexuals are still commonly defined as other in our society. Based soley on their sexual orientation, gays, lesbians, and bisexuals are continually targetted by intolerance, ignorance, and segregation because of their role as an other in the dominant culture. This otherness is a departure in characteristics and behavior from the range expressed...
  • Gay Marriage America
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    Legalizing Gay Marriage America is the land of the free, which gives each legal citizen the right of privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. This law also gives each citizen the freedom from religion. If you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist, you are welcome in this country. However when the topic of gay marriage arises in conversations, the main opposing point would be that the bible doesn't agree with it. According to the first amendment, the bible has no standing in Amer...
  • Ads At The Gay Community
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    Hidden Meanings Advertisements give most of us the idea of perfection in ourselves and in our culture. Many times companies target our sense of beauty by presenting us with perfect people utilizing their products. In other cases they use catchy and witty slogans to grab our interest. Setting moods and tones in advertisements plays a major role in how the ad will be perceived by its intended audience. Companies are now discovering the benefits of targeting the gay community, which is estimated to...
  • Hate Crimes
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    Everybody grows up as a kid in different environments, but they all are treated the same in terms of their gender. In society today, baby boys are wrapped with blue clothing, and baby girls are wrapped with pink clothing. Boys play with trucks, and girls play with dolls. These are some examples of how our society has carried on a tradition of putting different sexes in gender roles. If people do not follow these roles, they are considered abnormal. These people of diversity then become discrimin...
  • Gay People
    614 words
    Prejudice is defined surely as the mistreatment of a person or people due to a preconceived bias. In Britain today there is an obsession with not being racist, and to a lesser extent, not being sexist. However rampant homophobia still exists and noone sees fit to criticise. So here we go... Homophobia; the word itself is a symbol of the difference between the opinions of society on the mistreatment of gay people compared to the mistreatment of women or ethnic minority groups. The word suggests a...
  • Being A Gay Person
    555 words
    Some gays are concerned that they will go to hell when they die because they have been told by their church / friends /family / TV/books. Some churches welcome gay members, but these still seem to be the minority, and the negative view prevails that having a homosexual relationship is a sin, and the crime for that is a ticket to the underworld unless the individual stops living a "sinful life" and asks for forgiveness. Well, I'm not a religious person myself and I tend to look at things from a l...
  • Gay Marriage
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    "I would challenge our society as a whole to move beyond the 'why' and focus on the fact that gay people 'are' " Richard Tyler. Being gay in today's society is probably one of the most difficult things to face considering only approximately 10% of the world's population is gay, according to homosexual advocy groups. Although many more people are openly gay than previous years, their civil rights are not properly addressed. The legal issues concerning the establishment of gay rights in many count...
  • Gays Being
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    Groups inadequately represented by the Media One group I feel is inadequately presented by the media is gays. Only recently have gays been allowed to be portrayed on television programmes without huge uproar from the public and in the papers the fact that someone is gay is often used against them. When George Michael was found in L. A participating in gay intercourse there was scandal all over the newspapers. Would there have been as much media hype if he had been found with a woman? In televisi...
  • Homosexual Point Of View As Straight People
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    Social psychologists have studied the different attitudes heterosexual people have towards homosexuals. The purpose of this essay is to delve into the facts that pertain to people's thoughts on homosexuality. Different people have different opinions depending on their age, where they are from, upbringing and religious affiliations. Different groups have studied this subject and have very differing opinions dependent on their religious perspectives. Some argue that homosexuality is wrong and shou...
  • Gay And Lesbian People
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    A Basic Human Right: Talking about Gay Marriage You re all sitting there, secure in your rights as an American. But even in the year 2000 gay and lesbian people living in America today are not protected from discrimination and are denied the most basic rights under the law. Today in America, you can be fired from your job simply for being gay or lesbian. No federal law protects people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Despite different opinions about homosexuality, the vast...

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