Ethnographic Inquiry

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For my ethnographic inquiry, I chose to start reaching gay individuals brought up in religious households. I believe that this cultural setup of people is important, in our world. I feel that the religious society already has a preconceived notion that, because if you are gay, you can not have a place in organized religious groups. I was raised in a Catholic household and went to a Catholic school, so for a long time, I was scared to find out my identity because I was told that I would go to hell for not being straight. I lived in fear and it also made me lose face value on who I really was. It was because of the horror stories I was told through sermons held at church, that forced me to close myself off from the world and install homophobia …show more content…
This concept does not just relate to the gay community but to everyone, we have all had fear in one form or another and have made us question who we are that may have made change how we view the world. It 's because of this fear I think I will find that most of the people I will talk to will understand that religion played a big role on publicly coming out. Although, I think this subculture of people is accepted I feel as though we are still repressed even if gay marriage is legalized and widely more excepted than it was 10 years ago. I think that as a gay community some people feel the need to attend LGBT events to feel accepted but I believe doing that only makes me feel like we are just separating ourselves from the rest of society, and I think some people could agree with that. In my personal perspective, I think the world looks at this group and views it as something “exclusive”, instead of all banding as one. It 's understandable to say that “they deserve it”, because of the struggle and fight people had to face to get where they are today but to me it doesn 't make sense to have a closed group that wants to be accepted and …show more content…
I want to get more personal connections with close friends to get a more in-depth knowledge of things that other people might not want to share. After getting this information, I can obtain an awareness of questions to ask other people. I want to be as open about this topic and share my story so people can get a sense of trust without me being forceful or demanding. I will arrange meetings with anyone I can get access to friends of friends, the LGBT community at Columbia, or in Boys Town. I want my interaction with people to be as comfortable as possible to get people to open up to me, the challenges I could have are obvious but even if I do not get direct answers I still can get a feel of how people react to me or other people around

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