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  • Sexual Orientation In The Classroom

    Have you ever wondered why elementary schools or any schools in general do not include sexual orientation in the curriculum? We do not start to learn about queerness until we are placed in a higher academic environment. Why is that? Is it because they do not think grade school students are mature enough to handle the information? Or is it because they do not want to influence homosexuality as acceptable? I was never taught about the LGBQT community until I started taking communication classes in…

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  • Homosexuality In And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson

    Homosexuality is still a controversial topic in the United States, however polls and surveys in regards to its moral acceptability, show an obvious trend towards tolerance of the LGBTQ community among the American population. Eventhough there is a rise in acceptance of the LGBTQ community, many parents still believe that they have to prevent their children from learning about these types of individuals. In the children’s book And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson writes a heartwarming true…

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  • Homosexuality In Alison Bechdel's Fun Home

    The term “Sexuality” is used to describe how we identify our sexual interests or desires. Throughout our lives, these preferences can either stay the same or change. Heteronormativity is the viewpoint that expresses heterosexuality, the characteristic of being attracted to the opposite sex as a given, making it difficult for society to accept the idea of homosexuality. Due to differences in social views of sexuality in today’s society and the fear of not meeting established social norms, people…

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  • Harvey Milk's Influence On Culture

    The impact that historical figures have had on the social, economic, and political aspects of society have influenced and shaped the foundation for day to day life and the culture that can be seen today. Harvey Milk was born on May 22, 1930, in Woodmere, New York. Reared in a small middle class Jewish family, Milk was one of two boys born to William and Minerva Milk. Milk grew up in a time where ideas of equality and open tolerance for lesbians and gays were seen as radical, shocking, and not…

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  • Weapons Test Reflection

    I recently took a series of implicit bias tests for this course and was both surprised and unsurprised with my results. On the first test I took, the “Weapons” test, my results showed a moderate automatic association for Harmless objects with White Americans and Weapons with Black Americans. This test’s design initially struck me as odd as the weapons they choose to use were atypical of my understanding of violent crimes. Showing cannons and flails were not the typical weapons I would picture…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Gay Marriage

    Recently my two classmates have shared their opinions on two speeches titled Gay marriage in America and Georgia tech freshman convocation speech. My first classmate has given preference to the second speech. It seems that he is more inclined to Shelby as a person with charisma who is capable to attract attention but not to the content of his speech. Thus, Shelby, as a college student (ethos), tells very emotionally about the major things which every student of his college must know. He actively…

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  • New Family Structures Study

    There are many issues surrounding same-sex couples wanting to have children. Who is the legal guardian of the child in terms of custody? Will the child be bullied because of their parents? How is bullying stopped? Will that child grow up the same as any other child would? Does a parent’s sexual orientation determine the child’s sexual orientation? Viet Nguyen, the secretary of Texas Tech University’s Gay-Straight Alliance, said she sees no difference between children of same-sex couples and…

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  • Georgia Douglas Johnson Your World Poem Analysis

    Georgia Douglas Johnson was acknowledged as being gay or bisexual female poet. After my initial reading of her poem titled “Your World”, I felt that it was very uplifting and inspiring, and gives a message about setting goals and conquering the world. She used very bold words and phrases in her poem such as “my wings pressing close to my side” as if she was a bird preparing to take flight and explore the world (p. 63). The overall message is not to be afraid or be fearful of the unknowns, just…

    Words: 256 - Pages: 2
  • Queer Representation In The Media

    "Media representation does not matter.", a claim that is often said from those who take representation for granted. However, living in a mediated world, representation in the media is significant to the reflection of individuals as well as introducing viewers to diverse groups of society. Television as a mainstream medium shapes the worldview of its audiences. One main group that still seems to lack representation is the LGTBQ+ community. Without representation, a queer viewer might get the…

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  • Band Played On Ethics

    Watch the movie and answer the following questions: a) Describe ethical issues portrayed in this movie. And the Band Played On, by Randy Shilts portrayed about the discovery of HIV and AIDS since 1997. The death of an actor, Rock Hudson caused by AIDS had turned the world attention towards HIV and AIDS. Four communities had mentioned in this movie are gay community, the medical community, the political and governmental community, and the media. Each community portrayed different role in this…

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