Homosexuality is defined as the sexual relationships between members of the same biological sex. Typically, it stands for social relationships between men, while lesbianism stands for relationships between women (Collins Dictionary Of Sociology, 2006). Recognizing one’s sexual orientation is an integral process that can happen throughout the whole life (Floyd and Bakeman, 2013). Origin of homosexuality is always debated. Kahn (1995) thinks that homosexuality is affected by upbringing of one, while Rosario (2002) thinks that one’s sexuality is genetically determined.
Homosexuality, through the media especially, is associated with flamboyant, effeminate males who have an attraction to other males. The main cause of this stereotyping could be due to the media picking and choosing what kind of individual it wants to portray through its media outlets in relation to homosexuality. Although this has some truth to it, not all homosexuals are flamboyant or effeminate, or as otherwise termed, camp, even though they do have an attraction to people of the same sex. So the question could be, is a person born gay? Or are there bio-psycho-sociological factors that contribute to a person’s sexuality?
Homosexuality has been more accepted in our society during the past years, (even though we still have a lot of work to do) but now, bisexual people are the one that have to face many of the prejudices the gay community faced before. The same (stupid) things that had been said to homosexuals: that they were disgusting, unnatural, having sex with everyone or confused about their sexuality, are now what bisexuals are hearing about them. And one of the craziest part of it is that many gays are repeating this against people
They want to be honest to those people they care and trust about their sexual orientation, about who they are. Coming out is delicate to them because they’re afraid of what others might think or say to them and can’t accept them, specially their families. They want to protect themselves from discrimination and prejudice. Many gay people remain in the closet because they have fear, that they will be rejected by their loved ones and are at risk for physical violence. LGBT people are people too; they have feelings, they can love, they can do anything that straight people can do too.
Which means that there is no logical reasoning behind people disapproval of gay marriage. Rather, it is merely something which someone else’s religion dislikes. At the end, marriage is not defined by religion; but instead interpreted by the government. Even if the “holy book tells you to wed all the girls in apartment 3G” you are still are not allowed to do so. Regarding the controversial issue of same sex marriage.
There are over 2,400 religions in the world that are each uniquely different in their own ways. “Though there are differences in the views of different faiths, conservative Protestants, the Catholic Church, Mormons, traditional Jews, and Muslims share two fundamental anti-gay arguments. The first is that homosexuality is wrong because it involves sex that doesn 't create life. The Catholic catechism decries homosexual acts because "they close the sexual act to the gift of life." Early American antisodomy laws discouraged all forms of non-procreative sex (including, incidentally, heterosexual oral and anal sex).
Heteronormativity deems heterosexuality to be the only sexual orientation possible. This binary system implies that there are only two separate genders and they should be attracted to one another. By using social media’s power, society has introduced the belittled woman and the strong, courageous man who have become the norms and are seen as some goal to acquire. (Sanger, 7)
Further this branch of study of gay/lesbian grew out of feminist theory and feminist studies. This study of gay/lesbian further challenges the idea or concept of normative sexualities. According to one of the articles, once you categorise or label something as “normal”, automatically another category originates which is it’s opposite or let’s say contrast and is labelled as the term “deviant”. Basically in this queer theory we not only study about homosexualities but all those groups which are
Being gay is no longer seen as one's individuality, but a very significant part of the whole picture of who they are. Not everyone belonging in the sexual minority group are able to reach this stage of identity development because of several factors that prevents them to disclose their identity. Such factors include the fear of being rejected and isolated from the many, negative riposte from the people that surround them and other various reasons that leads to the different perspective of people towards
Equality Matters One of the most vital lacks of law in many countries is acceptance of gay marriage and child adoption. Gay marriage or LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) marriage is that a man to a man or a woman to a woman marrying to each other. Like all of the people who want to marry to someone owing to the fact that they love them or find marring to that person logical. Like all these people, gay people want to do the same too. They want to declare their relationship to the public and they want to get tied to each other in any way.