Essay about Discrimination Against Homosexuality

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Homosexuality is term to describe a person who is sexually attracted to those of the same gender. Homosexuality can be used to refer both gay and lesbian. Discrimination against homosexuality has been an important issue that has produced a number of victims and it is crucial to stop this unnecessary death. Although homosexuality might be considered a blasphemy in a religious point of view, discrimination against homosexuality can lead to bullying, depression and suicidal tendencies which is against humanity. The discrimination against homosexuality has been around for a long time and is getting better as time pass. There are various reasons behind the opposition of homosexuality, but one of the major reasons is religion. In most cases, …show more content…
Bachmann stated that homosexuality is both a choice and a threat (Goldberg, 2011). A method called the conversion therapy is a way of curing homosexuality. A conversion therapy aimed to re-assign the sexual orientation of its patient. During 1950s and 1960s, a conversion therapy is done by pressuring its patient to masturbate to a picture of those of the opposite sex whilst they will be electrically shocked when they are shown a picture of those with the same sex. Nowadays, conversion therapy try to limits the urge of homosexuality rather than completely eliminating them. Opposing the claim that homosexuality can be cured, the APA (American Psychiatrist Association) has removed homosexuality from mental illness and disorders (Herek, n.d). Since homosexuality is neither a mental illness nor disorder, it is not possible to be cured. Homosexuality is not a choice, a disease, a lifestyle, a trend, and it cannot be changed. Homosexuality cannot be cured just like heterosexual cannot be cured. Forcing a homosexual to change their sexual orientation can cause severe depression. An example of this case is Bobby Griffith. Griffith was a young gay man, who committed a suicide on 27 August 1983. Griffith was struggling with his sexuality because he was born in a Christian household where being gay is considered a sin. His mother, Mary Griffith, persuade him to cure himself with the help of God and blamed his son that he is lacking faith when he failed to cure

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