Gender Identity Gate Theory

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Homosexuality has always been a controversial topic in the United States, especially last year when the law changed for same-sex individuals are now able to get married. I attended a Catholic private school in middle school, in which we learned about God and the Bible. We were taught that people could be gay but that they could not act upon it, but it was best not to be gay because that not what God intended us to be. The idea of being gay was so abstract, I always wonder if a person was born that way or choose to be that way. I remember having my first experience of close friends coming out to me as a lesbian. I was in 7th grade, my best friend Grizel called me over the phone, she told me “Nancy I have to tell you something, …show more content…
I believe that gender identity gate theory is interesting though it is still not supported in the sociology field. I believe that Money and Tucker explored this idea that gender identity can be modeled different depending on society expectations. I strongly believe that environment and society contributes a significant amount in who a person behaves. The society punishment to deviance creates people to participant in norms that are socially acceptable. All these terminology coincides with one …show more content…
I was able to attend a variety of gender/ sexuality classes in which I was able to educate myself on this topic. Throughout my classes, I never saw it homosexuality or the LGBT+ community as deviant. It was interesting to understand homosexuality in the sociology lens, this allowed me to have a new perspective of how others might view this lifestyle as deviant behavior. Some of the new sights that I learned was the different stages of coming out which are similar to the coming out stages in the psychology field. It also allowed me to understand as to why society might still have negative attitudes toward the LGBT+ community, from an absolutist perspective. That even though people might not practice religion those religions concepts still influence people to view on homosexuality. Lastly, I was able to deconstruct in how society plays a huge role in how we either positivity or negativity view certain behavior or communities. I believe that homosexuality is starting to be seen more positivity in our society but many obstacles in regards to gender identity are still making slow

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