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
This theory may argue that LGBT discrimination is a way to maintain a functional society. As mentioned previously, heterosexuality is a societal norm and so, non-binary sexualities are labeled as deviant and disruptive to society. Also, because they are taking on different roles other than a straight man and woman, they are unable to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of ‘male’ (e.g., construction workers and military officers) and ‘female’ (e.g., social workers and registered nurses) occupations respectively. Generally, non-heterosexuality is seen as problematic and discriminatory action is argued as a method to
In Wayward Puritans Erikson argues that there is no notable difference between people who participate in deviant acts and those who do not. Deviance therefore is a social construction; it is defined by what society deems normal. What is considered deviant in one society is not necessarily deviant in another. The label of deviance is conferred upon certain behaviors, often by those in power. Dominant groups in society set expectations for what is acceptable behavior, which helps to keep people in line with dominant group expectations.
The main elements include norms, traditions, institutions and customs (Cornish & Clarke, 2014, pp. 17). This approach helps in shaping the society as a whole and in understanding the social structures. The main argument of this approach is that the deviant behaviour plays an essential role in construction of the society by helping to adhere to diverse populations in one society. Deviance is a concept which helps in differentiating between right and wrong and between what is acceptable and what is unacceptable.
The social argument for homosexuality dates back to the ancient Greeks. Aristophanes, investigates homosexuality, as a desire by men to share a long-term fulfilment of the soul (Heffner, 2003). (Heffner, 2003) continued to state that Aristophanes believed that two souls are longing to be together, and the sexual desire alone is not strong enough to create homosexuality, but that the cultural environment allows or forbids the relationship to occur. According to (Heffner, 2003) the current debate is whether or not homosexuality is a result of nature, a person’s environment and surroundings, or of his biology and genetics, the debate tolerates both sides because both sides have the ability to create a scientific environment to support their cause.
Homosexuality always existed: same-sex practices between males and are common behaviors not only between humans but also in the animal kingdom, where 1,500 animal species are attracted to their same gender (Driscoll, 20). Thus, this evidence proves that homosexuality is normal and natural. In parallel to homosexuality, homophobia existed as well. It is difficult to state when homophobia became a social and spread mindset between humans, but some past events in Italy represent an example of it. The term homophobia appeared the first time in the 1960s thanks to George Weinberg (Nichols, 351).
BACKGROUND Our life is heavily dependent on other humans, because human beings are social animals. Human infants are born unable to take care for themselves. Human survival always depends on another human’s efforts. Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. As a sexual orientation, homosexuality is "an enduring pattern of emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attractions" primarily or exclusively to people of the same sex.
The individuals who didn't understand they were gay at first regularly say that they generally felt unique in relation to their friends, however didn't precisely know why. Getting to be plainly mindful of — and dealing with — one's sexual introduction can take some time. Considering both a similar sex and the contrary sex is very regular as youngsters deal with their developing sexual sentiments. Furthermore, regardless of sexual orientation generalizations, manly and ladylike characteristics don't really anticipate whether somebody is straight or gay. Once mindful, some gay adolescents might be very agreeable and acknowledge their sexuality, while others may think that its confounding or hard to acknowledge.
Today’s changes in cultural and social norms face a lot of societies. Addressing, adapting, and adhering these changes differ from one person to another because thoughts and desires are widely different. Public conversation about sexual orientation has become more frequent and mainstream since people, all over the world, are confused about the issue of homosexuals which wrestle with public policy, civil rights, and religious conscience. Most people oppose LGBT persons because they consider that homosexuals undermine the institution of marriage because they are, from those people point of view, “unnatural”. Moreover, they consider that those people violate religious beliefs.