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    directed and produced by David Thorpe, Do I Sound Gay? is a documentary that explores one’s voice for their sexuality. When Thorpe and his significant other broke up he decided that he wanted his voice to sound more masculine instead of the stereotypical gay tone. He consults in a speech therapist, named Susan Sankin and a vocal coach named Bob Corff who both provide him with exercises to reduce his feminine voice. He goes around and interviews his gay friends and celebrities like Tim Gunn,…

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    United States, and respectively over 20,000 gay-rights activist took the streets of New York City on June 13, 2016 for the city’s annual Gay Rights Parade; an iconic photo was taken that highlights three rhetorical appeals that helps convince people of my argument that gays should be completely equal as everyone else. The emotional appeal in Figure 1 is shown through a group of very diverse and zealous people all wearing peace signs, holding up the gay pride flag, and passionately protesting for…

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    fun of gay people. The current culture tells students that being gay is funny and abnormal, but this is not true. Nobody understands what being gay is like unless they have gay family members or friends, who are close to them. Mackie has a close friend, Marissa, who is gay. It changed her perspective. Mackie used to think that gay people were abnormal, now that her very close friend has came out to her, her whole mindset has changed. Mackie wants to tell her other friends that Marissa is gay but…

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    In the reading, Capitalism and Gay Identity, D’Emilio challenges the idea that gay men and lesbians have not always existed, but emerged because of free labor created by capitalists. However, in my opinion towards the emergence of homosexuality, I disagree with D’Emilio’s concept that homosexuality results from a specific time period when capitalism arose, and I would argue that although attractions among same genders appeared uncommon prior to the twentieth century, homosexuality has…

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    In Tony Kushner Angels in America, it speaks to a time in our nation's history, in particular, the early 80s, through the year 2000, where AIDS had affected primarily the gay community. No one knew anything about AIDS, or why it seemed to plague the homosexual community. Originally, the virus was labeled as a gay disease/cancer. One can argue that perhaps a certain segment of the homosexual population was not practicing safe sex. In addition, the virus also affected bisexual men, heterosexuals,…

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    The recent problem raised within the media has been debating on whether Australia should legalise gay marriage or not. It is often believed that the legalisation of same-sex marriage is harmful to the people and their community but the truth is that it will not disadvantage our society in any way shape or form, as other people's businesses do not affect our own. If anything, banning same sex marriage encourages discrimination within our society. This prejudice causes Australia to be looked down…

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    friend Daniel. Daniel is a UNLV college student who is currently studying to be a nurse. We first met many years ago in high school and eventually reconnected when I joined CVS Health in January of 2015. As a consequence, I selected my subject on the gay community and the social impact that this group has had in our contemporary society. Although I’ve previously read the struggles that the LGBT community has consistently endured, I wanted to hear personal experiences from Daniel in order to…

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    book, Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights, covers the events of the Stonewall Riots and other important topics brought up by gay rights. The book goes through events going a bit farther back than 1969, when Stonewall occurred, until 2013 in modern times. Bausum recounts the events leading up to the Stonewall Riots, the riots themselves, what it was like to be gay at the time, the aids epidemic, and where we are now in modern day with gay rights. Besides the events occurring at…

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    individuals has been and continues to be a difficult and lengthy ordeal. Even in present time there is no such thing as equal rights. This is especially made evident when non-LGBT individuals concern themselves in matters that have a direct impact upon gay individuals and families. A large percentage of the population choose to express their conservative ideals ultimately resulting in discrimination against individuals who do not share their traditional views. This is a constant struggle that…

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    Being against gay marriage does categorize you as homophobic. What defines homophobia is when you have “Prejudice or dislike against homosexual people.” Although standing against same-sex marriage and being homophobic is not wrong, having prejudice and dislike against anything does categorize you as “anti” it. In greater detail, the definition of a phobia is “Having or involving an extreme or irrational fear of, or aversion to something.” Therefore having an aversion toward same-sex marriage…

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