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1,377 words... 3, the American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality as sexual deviation along with other disorders such as fetishism and pedophilia (Zuriff. 1997, p. 2). Mental health professionals were classifying homosexuals as mentally ill because most of the research that was done involved lesbian and gay men in therapy. The research was biased because the research never included lesbian and gay men that were not in therapy. However, as Zuriff points out (1997), when the non-patient homosex...
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2,149 wordsMatter of Choice Introduction In todays progressive society we can talk about who we are, what we like and dislike. But when it comes to our sexual orientation especially if we are not heterosexual, we may find it difficult to talk about it freely, despite the fact that today there is a large number of gay communities, where you can meet people who have a lot in common with you and who might help you in your difficulties. For gay people, there have always been issues of social acceptability, esp...
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1,438 wordsTREATING HOMOSEXUALITY The American Psychological Association (APA) defined homosexuality as one of the three distinct sexual orientations, the other two being, heterosexuality and bisexuality. Sexual orientation is one of the four components of sexuality and is distinguished by an enduring emotional, romantic, sexual or affectionate attraction to individuals of a particular gender (APA). Homosexual refers to the attraction to members of the same gender and people with this kind of sexual orient...
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Civil Rights Act Rights Act Of 1964
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Case Study Of Ontario Government Employment
2,440 wordsCase Study of Ontario Government Employment Nowadays many governments and trade unions in different countries draw attention to the problems of sexual minorities. Among them are Ontario government and the Ontario Public service Employees Union (OPSEU). Since 1969 many changes have been taken in the state of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality rights across Canada. Many provinces and territories including Quebec and Ontario in Canada added sexual orientation to their Human Righ...
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1,694 wordsSexual Identity In our progressive society we can talk about who we are, what we like and dislike. But when it comes to our sexual orientation especially if we are not heterosexual, we may find it difficult to talk about it freely, despite a fact that today there is a large number of gay communities, where you can meet people who have a lot in common with you and who might help you in your difficulties. Thirty years ago being gay or lesbian, was much harder than it is today. You could not see a ...
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Taking Sides Clashing Sides Clashing Views
2,129 wordsHow America should react to homosexuals Many experts agree that homosexuality has existed as long as human beings themselves, although the attitude towards them has undergone dramatic changes in some countries. Accepted by many societies during Greek and Roman era, most of the time homosexuals were considered to be sinners against nature and even criminals. In Medieval and modern periods homosexuals were prosecuted. Enlightenment brought some liberation, substituting death penalty by imprisonmen...
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2,652 wordsHomosexuality- The Major Cause of Homosexuality The origins of human sexuality and homosexuality in particular have puzzled philosophers, theologians and ordinary people for thousands of years. In scatter cultures, homosexuals have been regarded as a normal part of life, however, same sex attraction to most cultures have been treated as an unforgivable sin or a terrible crime. Many psychologists and psychiatrist had attempted to? treat and counsel? the homosexuals. In our social norm, male attra...
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2,048 wordsGays in the Military a matter of national insecurity Very often political institutions reflect the will of society and set the precedent for norms that will be expected of its members. The United States Military is still enforcing archaic policies which threaten to harm the principles our nation was founded upon. The principles of freedom and equality are those that every American holds closest to their heart, that is unless you are in the military and are gay. The issue of gays in the military ...
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Gay And Lesbian Codes Of Ethics
2,308 wordsComing Out of Gay Men and Lesbians Coming out is a means of identifying ones sexual orientation as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. At its most basic, coming out of the closet, means being honest with those around you friends, family, colleagues, and so forth about your sexual orientation, about whom you are. It also means acknowledging ones sexual orientation to self. Such disclosure is an ongoing, lifelong process rather than a one-time event. New personal, social, and professional situations requir...
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5,082 wordsLesbian and Gay Parenting I. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FINDINGS Charlotte J. Patterson University of Virginia Like families headed by heterosexual parents, lesbian and gay parents and their children are a diverse group (Martin, 1993). Unlike heterosexual parents and their children, however, lesbian and gay parents and their children are often subject to prejudice because of sexual orientation that turns judges, legislators, professionals, and the public against them, frequently resulting in negative o...
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1,387 wordsIs it Gay Gene Homosexuality Is it Really a Choice? Since the 1800 s, psychiatrists and psychologists have concluded that homosexuality is a mental disorder. They have believed it is brought about by misguided upbringing and their social environments. For instance, it was believed that if the child was lacking a male figure in the home, he would most likely be gay. Or that child abuse can lead to lesbianism when the special needs of a little girl are denied, ignored, or exploited and the future ...
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Hastings Center Report York Columbia University
4,082 wordsThere are Gay-Marriages Gay Marriages There are many important issues discussed in public policy today. One of these issues is same-sex marriage. This is an important issue because it deals with a relatively large minority of the United States. This issue is put into many different lights including morals, family values and religion; and those of equality, constitutionality, and right to privacy. The aspect with the most relevance is constantly left up to debate is that homosexuals are gay due t...
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Sexual Orientation Whats Wrong
354 wordsGSR The guests Gsr Psy 120 GSR The guests were very outspoken and they were affirming their satisfaction with their sexual orientation. One of the speakers in particular, Richard, challenged the question of stereotypes- pointing out that the personalities of gay people vary as much as those of straights. I believe the main idea the speakers endeavored to convey is the general accepting of their sexual orientation in society. Instead of asking Whats wrong with gay people? this label turns the spo...
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Based On Sexual Sexual Orientation
2,592 wordsThe argument on rights, be it human, animal, black, white or gray, is always a difficult one. One should begin by deciding who makes up these rights. Even that in itself would be difficult enough. If a group of white men made a list of rights for black men, one could say it would be biased. Fortunately on December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A set of standards for each member of the human species. Yet, thes...
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Feeling Of Security District Of Columbia
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Anti Defamation League Hate Crimes
3,644 wordsMany Hate Crimes Hate Crimes Many political scientists and researchers to a number of policy arenas in the United States ranging from corporal punishment to the quality of urban life have applied Daniel Elazar's concept of political cultures. For a vast majority of these policy programs, a considerable correlation has been found to exist between the region examined and its approach to a specific policy. Elazar focused on three primary political cultures: the Moralist political culture (MPC), the...
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Los Angeles Times Men And Women
4,367 wordsIn the earliest years of life, long before questions about the choice of a partner for sexual activity can arise, small boys and girls manifest differences in attitudes, interests and behaviour, and develop a strong feeling of belonging to either the male or female sex. By the time they reach the age of romantic or erotic attachments, their own self-image, and everything they have learned to associate with masculinity and femininity, dictates that they should choose a partner of the opposite sex...
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