The Misrepresentation Of The Lgbtq Community Essay

789 Words Sep 26th, 2015 4 Pages
When it comes down to it, the media has a huge impact on society’s view on certain aspects in life or can create predisposed ideas of a certain person or people. The media is manipulated to create a sort of propaganda against something, as an outlet of entertainment, or a place to inform the general population about what is occurring in the world. I chose the topic of the misrepresentation of the LGBTQ community in the media because it reinforces stereotypes people have about the gay community and it creates misconceptions about gay culture and other aspects in the community which cause harm to the members of the LGBTQ community outside of the media. Many shows today, not sponsored by or affiliated with any gay friendly media outlets, although most do promote to be yourself, they do depict gay community members the same way, as well as being bullied for who they are, sort of contradicting the point they’re trying to make. The gay characters in the television shows or movies are always depicted as these incredibly fashionable guys who are just not good at sports, or anything athletic at all. Instead, these gay characters are always into musicals and always have a feminine zing to them, not only does this enforce the already present stereotype about gay males it also creates a generalization that all gay males act the same way and like the same things. In all these shows like Glee, Modern Family, etc., the gay males are all depicted the same, creating a sense that all gay…

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