Homophobia Strategies

Homophobia can have various harmful emotional and mental effects on individuals and their peers in the community. There are a number of strategies that can be put into effect to lessen the terrible effects, and to promote health and well-being. These include governmental programs, sexual education improvement and media inclusion. By including a sexual education program that includes safe sex for homosexual relationships, instead of purely heterosexual, the outbreaks of Sexually Transmitted Diseases could be reduced tremendously. Adding voluntary sensitivity training to retirement homes and communities will impact the amount of homophobic behavior committed by the less socially aware elderly. Another strategy to prevent homophobia is to increase the amount of homosexual and LGBTQ portrayal in the media, …show more content…
They grew up in a time when it was acceptable, and even encouraged to be racist, homophobic or sexist. To combat this hurtful and outdated behavior, the government and councils should make an effort to establish voluntary sensitivity classes and training into nursing homes and retirement villages. Sensitivity classes are often established in multi-cultural and diverse workplaces in an attempt to lessen the amount of sexism, racism, or homophobia in the workplace. They give insight on different religions, how to avoid being disrespectful to different groups, and gender differences, among other things. By establishing these sensitivity classes, the elderly can gain an insight about what is, and what is not acceptable in modern society. It would not only combat homophobia, but also racism and sexism, both prevalent issues in today’s society. By establishing these sensitivity classes, it would not only lessen the amount of homophobia in the world, it would also improve the mental health of individuals in the LGBTQ communities, and their relationships with their

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