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  • Mike Pence Argumentative Essay

    treatment and therapy for their minor children.” Again, after facing criticism for this, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican Party and the incoming White House chief of staff, backpedaled on the statement and counter-stated that the language did not refer to conversion therapy. Notably, the president of the Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBTQ+ conservative group, stated that “the nod to conversion therapy was included at the urging of Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, which has been called an anti-L.G.B.T. extremist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” He further clarified this by explaining that “there are only two types of therapies for minors that are notable and that are controversial at present. One is ex-gay conversion therapy and the other is transgender hormone therapy, and I hardly believe that Tony Perkins was putting a plank in the Republican Party platform endorsing the rights of parents to provide their children with transgender hormone therapy.” Many LGBTQ+ citizens are concerned, perhaps rightfully so, about what the Trump-Pence era holds in store for the rights they have fought so hard to obtain. Questions ranging from “is this the end of same-sex marriage?” to “will I lose my Obamacare?” plague the thoughts of many in a time of confusion, anger, and in many cases, hopelessness. Luckily, it is unlikely that Trump and Pence will be able to undo any of the laws already set forth in regards to LGBTQ+ rights, but it is of no…

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  • Folk Dance For A Gay Ex-Methodist White Boy

    The final dance Folk Dance for a Gay ex-Methodist White Boy, choreographed by Andrew Vaca, conveyed the idea that if one lets themselves go and free themselves from conformity, that they can simply be happy and not care how they look whilst doing so. This was heavily shown through the focus on a soloist throughout the entire dance, lighting, costumes and music. The soloist was the center of attention throughout this entire dance even if she was not on the center of the stage. The entire stage…

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  • Gabriel Arana's Article: My So Called Ex-Gay Life

    When Therapy Contradicts itself Conversion therapy (also known as reparative therapy) used to “fix” people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (LGBT). This is a cruel therapy that was called reparative therapy in the early 20th century because it was said to repair the indivual in order to fit the norms of society. Electroshock therapy was the most popular form of conversion therapy because it was believed to give consequences of pain for actions that were “abnormal.” Most…

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  • Research Paper On Single Parent

    unappreciated because my child, ex-partner, and society in general, did not recognize my challenges as a single parent, I felt drained and anxious and worry that I was being a good parent…

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  • Gender Dysphoria In The LGBT Community

    The visibility and acceptance of those in the LGBT community has greatly increased over the last few years. Progressive media producers such as Netflix has created content, such as Orange is the New Black, that has shown those in the community in a positive light. This show has been extremely popular, and has been influential in changing the way that the nation views lesbian, bisexual, and trans characters and people. However, there wasn’t always stage for on non-straight and non-cis people. In…

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  • Truth Wins Out: The LGBT Community

    Homosexuals and other members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community are discriminated against on a daily basis. Many people in this community even face institutionalized discrimination by the government. This deep-rooted problem has been neglected for quite some time, but lately many organizations have been fighting to rectify this issue. One of them is a non-profit called the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, who for several decades has been a stakeholder in litigating…

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  • Hating's Influence On The LGBT Community

    city properties, he's only jealous of gay men because they get more vagina than him (Rhinehart).” The next topic of hate speech would be when comedians take homosexuality jokes entirely too far, until were it become offensive to the audience. Which we all know that comedians talk about every subject African American versus Caucasians, Mexicans versus Chinese, Michael Jackson molesting children, police officers, and weed. Talking about homosexuality in a comedian show is a very sensitive topic.…

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  • La Mission Movie Analysis

    La Mission is about a single-parent, ex-con and recovering alcoholic, Che, who struggles with his own personal values and beliefs when he discovers his son, Jes, is gay. He becomes violent beating his son up on the sidewalk and throwing him out of the house. Later in the movie as Jes and his boyfriend, Jordan, were walking in the Latino neighborhood a car with a few gang members pull up and begin to insult them. Jordan states that people who are homophobic are actually gay themselves. The gang…

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  • Homophobia Changes

    As Mahatma Ghandi once said, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." To begin the change in this world, the first thing I would make sure was gone would be homophobia. Afterwards, I would make sure no one would suffer from any sort of mental illness. Lastly, I would abolish all bad feelings such as hatred, sadness and anger. These are just a few of the things I would get rid of if I could change the world. If I could I could change anything in this world, homophobia would…

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  • Dbq Inequality In America Essay

    inequality is lesbian, gay, bisexual, Trans, and queer (LGBTQ) inequality. Here are some facts. Some states do not even recognise queers or others in the spectrum. Also the first World Pride occurred only half a year ago. Gay marriage is allowed in forty out of fifty states. Suicide rates are highest among LGBT n America. So, is true equality guaranteed to all Americans by Constitution? Clearly not to everyone in America, especially the LGBTQ. Firstly, LGBTQ people have been harshly treated…

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