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    Big Gay Xmas Party

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    They were wearing afros, had dramatically over-drawn lips, and were yelling phrases from African American Vernacular English, often incorrectly, such as “yasss hunty” and “throwing shade”. While they did this, they were getting plenty of praise from the mostly white crowd, which made me and my partner uncomfortable. I felt like I was watching a caricature of my culture. This reminded me of the “The Drag Queen and the Mummy” reading, where Dorian Corey stated “When I grew up, of course, you know, black stars were stigmatized. Nobody wanted to look like Lena Home. Everybody wanted to look like Marilyn Monroe." (Conlon, p.138) What I witnessed did not remind me of this quote because it was an example of it, but because it was the opposite, but in a negative way. While Ball culture and Drag culture are different, people would attend Balls in drag, and drag contests are clearly inspired by Ball culture with the dancing and lip-syncing. And so, it is interesting to see how the euro-centric “passing” fashion in Ball culture was morphed into exaggerated, culturally appropriative, nearly modern day black face by Drag culture. The femininity of black trans women and drag queens was stolen and hyper-feminized by white drag queens. The drag queens we saw did not necessarily want to “look like Lena Horne” either, but they wanted to imitate and create a laugh out of her, it seems. The article that addresses this in a more direct manner, “Aww Hell Naw: White Gays and Inner Black Women”,…

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    many research studies on the topic of LGBT characters in media, but I decided to make my study unique by studying how they are understood by a certain cultural group. I chose Japanese Americans because Japan and America have very contrasting views and distinct understanding on the LGBT community in society. With this, my audience based research question was the following: how are Mitch and Cam understood by the Japanese American community? To answer the question I created, I chose to interview…

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    In the book “Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory”, Lynne Huffer teases out exciting new aspects of Foucault thoughts. She then rethinks and rewrites the theorists ethical work after these discoveries. In this book Huffer writes that Foucault recasts the Western rationalism as a project that both produces and represses sexual deviant, calling out the complicity of modern science and the exclusionary nature of family morality (Huffer, 2009). Sampling from unpublished…

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    Homophobia In Jamaica

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    for white homosexual men, so sex farms were established (“National Humanities Center”, 2016). In result of buck breaking, the idea of homosexual acts in Jamaica 's black community became demeaning to oneself. In addition to homophobia being frown upon in the black community in Jamaica, laws were set to make homosexual acts illegal, as well. While Jamaica was under the British rule, the Act of 1864 was enforced. The 1864 Offences Against the Person Act called for imprisonment up to10 years…

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    we as christians have to accept the current situation and realize they 're just lost souls that ned Jesus. My solution is very simple but would literally change the world if even only half of every Christians followed this plan. The solution being “swallow your pride and start acting Christ like”. “I’m not prideful?” or “I’m the most humble person alive”. Those may be thoughts running through your head but hear me out. According to Bob Davies says in his article Ex-Gay Sheds the Mocking Quote…

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    Pat O Homer Case Study

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    kept the home fires burning. A lifelong activist, Pat formed the Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) along with three other women in 1975. Based on a strong feminist foundation, WEL aspired to empower women in crisis to take charge of their lives. The group soon identified the need for a women’s shelter to provide a safe haven for desperate women fleeing domestic violence. The Bjelke-Petersen regime opposed women 's shelters, believing they led to the break-up of marriages and so Queensland boasted…

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    Essay On Court Room

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    The first case was in 1981. For three years, the gay community was targeted for their actions. Their community was threatened to be torn apart based of an assumption of AIDS being sexually transmitted. For these gay men, the most important thing was to be accepted. They didn’t care if they died from a disease if it meant they died being themselves. Until there was actual proof of this disease being sexually transmitted, all the gay men wanted was to continue to live in their accepted community.…

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    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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    The Corner Analysis

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    Exhibition” in 1998. With the shift from obsession with indigenization to excavation of individual life after the lifting of martial law in 1987, possibilities of focusing on minority groups and exploring urgent social issues have been opened up in the local documentary filmmaking. It is no wonder, then, that the creation of the alternative homosexual space was made visible by virtue of the lifting of martial law, or that “the construction of alternative sexual identities in this case was…

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    Essay On Ellen Degeneres

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    Most articles were concerned as to how this would affect her career and herself as a person. When DeGeneres decided to come out, society portrayed this in a mixed manner. However, the articles also show that she was perceived as a leader and an inspiration to not only the gay community, but also the straight community, especially during this time period. When Ellen DeGeneres decided to publically come out as a lesbian in TIME magazine, one of her most famous interviews about her gender identity…

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