Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

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  • Gender Stereotypes In Popular Media

    characters in major or recurring roles. Bisexual women and lesbians are often erased or underrepresented, and the roles they are given seem to be at a much greater risk of being sexualized. In this paper I will explore these themes as they occur and have occurred historically in American film, television, and the music industry. The first homosexual kiss aired on American network television was on the show L.A. Law, in 1991 (infoplease; Timeline: Gays in Pop Culture). Though the kiss was…

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  • Gay Parents Get More Acceptance

    Response to Murphy’s “Gay parents Find more Acceptance” By: Ilarion Salgado Jr. Having Gay Parents or lesbian parents has its pros and cons. everyone has their different opinions and some people oppose is or support it but it is termed as the most planned parenthood in the world. It is one of the biggest controversial topics debated. “Gay parents find more acceptance” written by Carlyle Murphy originally published in the Washington post in 1999. The experts in this article Talk about how…

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  • LGBTQ College Students: A Case Study

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) college students are often faced with some form of sexual prejudice, sexual harassment and/or discrimination (Rankin, 2005). Name calling, verbal harassment, ridicule, and rejection are stressors that can increase risk for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicide (Zubernis & Snyder, 2007). Sexual minorities have a tendency to fear expressing how they might feel because they have to worry about their sexual orientation or…

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  • Sexual Orientation Prejudice

    have a clear identity of sexual orientation? Most of you know your sexual orientation very well, how many of you are heterosexual. The result is almost the same. Heterosexuality covers the majority of the population, social prejudice against gays and lesbians is becoming an unignorable issue. Many people hold their attitude or opinions because other people do. You will think the opinions hold by the majority are right. This is just like a fixed pattern in our mind, which caused prejudice that…

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  • Being Born Gay

    In today’s society, everyone knows of at least two or maybe even more gay, bisexual, or lesbian people; the question is were they born with it or did they make the choice for themselves? There is a large amount of gay’s that feel like they did not make the choice on their own, some simply feel that even during childhood they knew they were gay. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the line, “Being born gay is like being born into a race, you have no control over it.” This is an…

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  • Legalizing Gay Marriage Research Paper

    result of same-sex marriage being illegal. Child abuse or just abuse in general is a huge problem that is currently happening especially in the United States by straight or heterosexual men. 90% of children abuse are committed by heterosexual men (“Gay”). Facts show that child abusers are mainly found in heterosexual relationships (Walen). Homosexual people are the nicest people you…

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  • APA LGBT Community Analysis

    obligations. Finding a home is a human destiny in a sense. For Asian Americans, a home can be a small family built up by the people they loved, also can be a community established by the entire Asian American. For APA LGBT, the home is not always make they feel peace of mind. It is easy for ordinary people to have access to the support and understanding, recognition, and care of the family, friends, and ethnic groups, but is hard for APA LGBT. “Identity” is a determination of individual’s…

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  • Trans Situation Exercise

    This activity is a modified version of the University of Southern California “Trans situation Exercise”. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LGBT RESOURCE CENTER Trans Situation Exercise (25 min.) Directions: Participants must imagine a giant opinion scale with one end labeled very safe, the middle unsure, and the other end very unsafe. The zones will be indicated with numbers and then given letter grades. Ask participants to imagine how “safe” they think it is for typical transgendered…

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  • Law And The Gay Rights Story By Walter Frank Analysis

    Law and the Gay Rights Story was written by Walter Frank. He talked about the major issues and the inequality of the gay and lesbian community. The author discussed the history of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community and the laws that affected them. The word “law” refers to policies, court case, and the people who are a member of the government. At the same time, he give the view of the LGBT community and surprisingly, the view of the people who does not like them. With given…

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  • Intimate Partner Violence Characteristics

    characteristics of gay and lesbian intimate partner abuse. Then thoroughly discuss explanations for the failure/reluctance of gay/lesbian victims to report domestic violence victimization to police. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a serious yet often ignored issue facing LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. Until recently most studies of partner violence have been almost exclusively of heterosexual partners, with only limited information about prevalence/incidence of partner violence among…

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