The Sensible Analysis Of The Lgbt Culture And Its Harsh Reality
Homosexuality is a very controversial subject that evokes many opinions from different types of people and it is clowned upon in pop culture for it 's shock value. Many people demonized it by holding religion to prove that "alternative lifestyles” are wrong, some have eroticized homosexuality as in many of Anne Rice 's vampire novels and, also some react violently, as in the case of Matthew Shepard, yet others have gradually turned towards acceptance shown (debatably) in such movies as, "To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar" and " In and Out".
“Pop culture has predominantly neglected minority groups, especially homosexuals. However, during the 1980 's new support/ religious and action networks arose” (Mondimore 173). These groups did two important things of many because they made noise and fought for gay and lesbian rights. From the shock of AIDS to the recently publicized hate crimes people are stepping out of the closet in record numbers. A friend described it to me as, "A choice between the devil and the deep blue sea, you can either let your fear eat you up inside or face it.”
Alan Brinkley, the author of The Unfinished Nation, speculates that the raid of police officers on the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York started the effort to protect and create rights for gay Americans. The police would frequently taunt and harass patrons of the nightclub until one day when the crowd turned on the…