Before the presentation in class, I’ve had few experiences with the LGBTQ+ community. For myself living on cape cod, I would take trips every summer with my family to Providence town. Providence town is known to be the best-know gay summer resort on the east coast. The best part of being there was to see the pride these men and female people had on their social orientation. They were not scared to hide their true self. I remember a specific time I was there walking through all the shops and passed two gay men roller blading across the boardwalk holding hands. This shows their bravery to go out and be a minority in a world that views gays as a sin. There are nude beaches everywhere across the town. The tip of cape cod is very out and proud …show more content…
It’s never been an issue in my life and I have always supported their views. The knowledge I did receive from the presentation is how many words people uses that are synonyms of the word “gay”. Faggot is the most used word on twitter. This is very eye opening because people don’t realize how much that affects people in the LGBTQ+ community. Even though people might not be targeting gays, the word is still not appropriate. I believe societal perceptions and biases of the LGBTQ+ have impacted my views by having an environment with many being against gays. Gays have many stereotypes that people perceive them as. For example, female hockey players; For myself, being a college hockey player, I am stereotyped as being gay. This is because people look at female athletes as being masculine and more of a typical “guy” than a girl. Stereotypes cause quick judgment that the majority of them are completely false. I think society’s perceptions impact the way individuals are treated. Being a college student and seeing the way people treat gays is sad to me. I see a lot of people distant and un-friendly to those who like the opposite sex. This is again because of the stereotype this generation has on
In this day and age, the LGTBQ+ community is expanding rapidly. Therefore, the community has included the plus sign at the end to represent those who are questioning, pan-gendered, intersexed, transsexual, or two-spirited and the many new ways people are self-identifying. Each generation is becoming more exposed to more information and are capable to choose from openly out members of the LGBTQ+ community as role models. For younger generations, it may become easier to recognize and acknowledge one’s sexual orientation or gender identity than those apart of Generation X and the Baby Boomers. However, even in this more open-minded society, homophobia is still living, breathing, and thriving.
Consuelo Esters COM 3253 Dr. Richard Cluster Criticism Essay September 18, 2016 Cluster Criticism Essay On June 12, 2016, president Barack Obama lowered the flags at the white house to honor the lives lost in Orlando, Florida. One shooter murdered forty-nine lives and wounded fifty-three others that day. This was the largest massacre caused by a single individual in the United States and one of the largest acts of violence against LGBT community in America. Obama addressed the nation right after this tragedy and used rhetorical skills along with effect key terms that merit exploration.
The Laramie Project is initially a play that revolved around the town Laramie, Wyoming. Written by Moises Kaufman, he derives reactions and interviews from certain citizens of Laramie about the murder of a gay student Matthew Shepard. This play was later adapted to a film that we’ve recently completed. In this short and simple review, you will understand how I felt about the film, along with dissecting the film itself to understanding why Kaufman decided to write about the murder in Laramie.
In the play, “Angels in America”, Director by Mike Nichols, demonstrates how identity has a plight faith to the play, which has a strong belief of the community. Identity groups structure get to the gateway on how are communities form. In this play the ethnicity of a characters are clearly noticeable for being , Jewish, Mormon,WASP and even black. Throughout the scenes of the play there are specific character which are males that are defined by their homosexuality.
Gay people have found themselves not having access to the rights promised to them by The Declaration of Independence. A pamphlet detailing this disparity said, “The homosexual American citizen finds himself denied many of the unique and special features of American life that are guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence.” (Document H). Gay people were prosecuted by many people in the 1960’s. Being an openly gay person opened you up for being unjustly arrested, losing your job for no reason, and other things similar to that.
Stonewall Inn is owned by Mafia and it provided a home of drag queens, transgenders, effeminate young men, butch lesbians, male prostitutes and homeless youth. It was considered as the most poor and marginalized people in the gay community. A year after of a series of demonstrations and riots, it was June 28, 1970 when the first Gay Pride March was held in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. In today’s society, a lot has changed in terms of representing the LGBT and I believe that their community has now a solid foundation. But, it does not stop there.
A brochure for “Reminder Day” expressed that homosexuals were often not treated as equals and that the Federal, state and local governments have shown bias towards these individuals. Although some religions would perceive homosexuality as a sin, the individuals are still human and should be given the same opportunities as the rest of the population. In the past, the Declaration of Independence promised natural rights for all men, but some rights were not realized for minority groups. Over time, parts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were revoked and amended so that in today’s world, all “men”, including women and minority groups, all have the same rights.
In 2015, the Obergefell v. Hodges case ended the “state bans on same-sex marriage”, therefore legalizing same-sex marriage (Important Supreme Court Cases). Now, “same-sex couples can now receive the benefits...of marriage that were largely exclusive to heterosexual couples” (Koch). The ruling has led to the modern fight for gay civil rights. Exposure to the LGBTQ+ community, the southern “Bathroom Bills”, and other fights for transgender rights, and the press for more LGBTQ+ representation in the media has erupted from this case. Both rulings had very big impacts on their respective communities.
The current status of the gay rights movement: last month the Supreme Court pass the rule that all 50 states have legal right to marry same sex. Victories for gays and lesbians is, that they can legally obtain the marriage license. Nothing still needs to be achieved. I would say that gays and lesbians will still continue to obtain more rights in the future. Since it legal to all 50 states, there should be no unsettling, should be only uniformity of laws regarding gay marriage across the Unites States.
1) The rights of LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) citizens are a must, and it 's our responsibility to be on the right side of history. Even though gay marriage is legalized, there is still a long way to go with LGBT rights and State and Federal Law. 2) Discriminating against anybody based on their lifestyle is a violation of human rights, and protection of human rights is the soul of a healthy democracy. 3) We should help build hope and start to create a world where everyone can live without the constant fear of being discriminated based on who they are and who they love. 4) Powerful lessons we have learned from past human right movements is that the battles we fought were painful and tough, but in the end they brought sweeping changes in American society by making it more caring and just.
Society has limits and ideals, and if you don’t agree or try to test them society will find a way to limit them. For example, in Clint Smith’s “The Danger of Silence”, he talks about someone he knew who was gay. “When Christian was beat up for being gay, I put my hand in my pocket and walked with my head down as if I didn’t even notice.” (Smith). Being gay is not an ideal in society, so people judge gay people and beat them up.
21% of LGBTQQ employees reported workplace discrimination. These things (race religion, sexuaility) should not effect the way people are treated in the workplace. None of theses conditions affects the person's ability to perform a task or work at a job. Much of this discrimination comes from racial views of the country. There are some people that believe that LGBTQQ people are not equal just because they are different.
The feminist movement and the gay rights movement are two communities that have been fighting for their rights for a long time and are similar in many ways, yet different in many others. While they are both social movements, the feminist movement’s main focus is on women’s rights, while the gay rights movement’s main focus is on gay rights. Similar to each other or not, the two movements could (and do) benefit from each other. Both women and gay people have faced discrimination due to being seen as lesser in the eyes of society. However, the reasons for this discrimination they face/have faced are very different.
Transgender stereotyping has come a long way. It used to not be understood, let alone accepted. It has taken many years, and the world has started to comprehend the changes transgender individuals want to make. We often take changes like these and pay no mind to them, because it is only human nature to judge others unlike you. It is unknown to us, therefore we are apprehensive about it.
People are different. People all around the world are different. Why do we as different people categorize others based on their skin color or their gender identity. We should all understand what it means to be different. We all have our rights so the LGBTQ community should also have their rights.