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    The Heart of Racial Justice- Ch. 10 Review: The purpose of chapter 10 in The Heart of Racial Justice is to demonstrate the important of our generation and the things that we need to do to change and reconcile our world. Part of our job is to influence others and assist the world in change. God has called us to be the Reconciliation Generation. Reflection: This chapter was very inspiring for me. After reading it, I felt moved to make a difference and influence others. The things that this world…

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    Scott Kugle took on the amazing challenge of writing a book about a topic that is usually kept silent in the Muslim community: homosexuality. In the past, it has always been easy to ignore the fact that homosexuals are an important group of people in religion and society. Historically, the LGBTQ community has been repressed and oppressed throughout society, and Kugle took up the mantle of finally bringing this group representation in the Islamic religion. Kugle structures his book, Homosexuality…

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    both. (Pg 370). Questioning is when you go through a period where you’re not sure where you fall in terms of sexual orientation. This is a very confusing time for any young man or women. Someone questioning is someone for whom the question, "Are you gay or lesbian? Are you straight? Are you queer or bisexual? What's your deal?" is one that, at a given time, isn't one they feel they can answer or want to answer in any definitive or solid way. Sometimes people who are questioning may never have…

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    The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community has it hard enough already, but adding bullying and harassment for being themselves is unnecessary. In 2011 statistics show that 82% of LGBT youth had problems with bullying due to their sexual orientation (Teaching Tolerance). Bullying is only the beginning; it leads to depression and possibly suicide. It is okay to be different; certain people just do not know how to handle it. People should not have to suffer from bullying. LGBT youth…

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    In our twenty-first century world the term queer is widely understood to mean homosexual. In addition the term queer desire is generally thought of as literally being the desires of either gays or lesbian individuals. In one sense this is very much true, however it is utterly simplistic and under-reaching. It would be a mistake overlook the array of other meanings in which the term queer can be applied. Before queer became a signifier of a person’s sexual orientation queer meant (and still…

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    In American Culture we are so used to conforming that anything out of the ordinary is considered down right displeasing and/or unacceptable in our society. For example, in places such as high schools and colleges there has been uprising debates on the accepting of transgenders, (or persons transitioning but already identifying themselves as the opposite sex of which they were born) privileges to use the restroom of their choice. Although transgenders are protected under “Title IX” meaning that…

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    characters are shown working and being miserable cause they are always struggling and the rich are seen happy going to parties. The gray area was surfing, this culture was shared by both groups and everyone was seen as happy and equal. My culture was the gay culture, the culture that I felt was wrong and I tried…

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    Identity In The Drag Race

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    throughout their life. It is made clear from a young age that it is important to accept who you are; unless, of course, your identity deviates from what is deemed normal. In my case, living in a Catholic, Republican, southern Louisiana suburb, being gay put me way outside of the bounds of loving myself. When I looked in the mirror I saw someone out of place in a multitude of ways: red hair, heavy set (as my mom would tell me), and queer. I mean, the allegations had been around since the sixth…

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    Olivia Clark Mrs. Fitzgibbon AP Literature & Composition 26 October, 2015 A Separated Gene Dumbledore is gay. At least, that is what J.K. Rowling told Harry Potter fans; and, of course, many minds were blown. Now, does that mean Rowling’s intentions for Dumbledore’s sexual orientation suddenly trumps millions of fans’ interpretations? According to new critical theory, an author’s intent holds no power over a reader’s perception. This circumstance can be flipped to include John Knowles work A…

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    Homophobia Changes

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    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 definitely be first. Ever since I came out as gay, people have made a few remarks to me about my sexuality or something relating to that. I've been called many inappropriate names and to be quite honest, it's hurtful. Many people are wondering why so many…

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