Gay Teens In High School
1,125 words... itching the family. The students feelings of discomfort and isolation are reinforced as their schools further perpetuate the myth of their nonexistence. (Lopes, Paula: interview 31 Jan. 2000) The lack of knowledge of gay and lesbian students is a major role that society holds on keeping them in the closet. Some myths are: All gay people have HIV/AIDS, If you stand next to a gay person you will become gay, and Gay people are always trying to recruit other people. (Katz, Jonathan 103) For the ...
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Dismantling The Homosexual Panic Defense
1,053 wordsAaron McKinney was recently convicted of second-degree murder for his role in the fatal bludgeoning of Matthew Shepard on October 6 th of last year. During the opening statements of his trial, Mckinney's attorneys argued that a homosexual advance from Shepard brought back a traumatic childhood experience which triggered "five minutes of emotional rage and chaos" (Cart "Rests" 1). The claim invoked, which was ultimately rejected by the judge presiding over the case, is known as the "homosexual-pa...
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Men Are Created Equal Gay And Lesbian
1,902 wordsThis paper will introduce the "neo nuclear" family, homosexual couples with children and attempt to present a brief overview of the unit. First the nature / nurture theories will be presented to explain the origins of sexuality; then discussing the formation of gay and lesbian families including the reasoning for legalization of marriage and the introduction of children to these lifestyles; including scaffolding and barriers to achieving stability within the family. This paper will then discredi...
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Anti Defamation League Gay And Lesbian
655 wordsAdoption has long been a way for a loving family who cannot have children on their own, or a family with some extra love to give to have children. Today, adoption has taken a turn for the worse, Gay and Lesbian couples who of course cannot children are adopting kids. I see this as one of our nations number one problems. What kind of message are these kids getting? That homosexuality is all right. If this continues America will have a group of children running around with deviant behavior hardwir...
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Dont Ask Dont Gay And Lesbian
932 wordsDont Ask, Dont Tell Throughout the history of the country, the United States has banned gay and lesbian citizens to serve in the military, and serve the land of the free. Even today, the United States is one of the two countries left in the world that still refuses gays to be open and honest with their sexual preference in the military. Something is obviously wrong, and it is no wonder that the issue has always been a controversial one. Up until 1993, no one has questioned this ban, but then a h...
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1,188 wordsIs it right to tell a person or couple (who is a perfect candidate to be a parent) that they are not aloud to adopt because they have different sexual preferences than a majority of the world? Gay and lesbian couples should be aloud to adopt children; they are just as capable of being good parents as a heterosexual couple is. Thousands of children in this country are without permanent homes. These children suffer for months, to years, within state foster care systems that lack qualified foster p...
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1,203 words... nts, there are emotional issues. One parent someone that the child has know for maybe 10 years suddenly has no rights and the child will never see them again. These are big issues. (Davis p. 2) The number of U. S. children with at least one gay parent is estimated between one million and nine million, with most such children conceived in a previous heterosexual relationship. But an increasing number of same-sex parents conceive through donated sperm or with surrogate mothers. (Reuter p. 1 - ...
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Effects Of Gay And Lesbian Parenting
1,954 wordsEffects of Gay and Lesbian Parenting Introduction The aspect of gay and lesbian parenting becomes an issue of the day. This problem raises heated debates due to numerous controversies. Modern researchers speak about the differences between children raised in heterosexual families and children raised in homosexual families. Numerous scholars claim that there is difference in relation to gender roles and childrens sexual preferences. According to popular point of view, children placement with gay ...
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Gay And Lesbian Women In General
2,132 wordsIn July 2003 Minnesota state Rep. Aryan Lindner viewed a travelling Holocaust exhibit after that he defended his position that gays and lesbians were never persecuted during the Holocaust. His latest allegation goes even further, saying that "the main gay participants in the Holocaust were Nazi concentration camp guards, " and he suggests that homosexuality helped lead to World War II. Lindner said he bases his accusations on the book "The Pink Swastika, " published by Abiding Truth Ministries, ...
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Gay And Lesbian One Man And One Woman
1,443 wordsGay Marriage The appearance of marriage between same-sex couples provoked one of the major cultural and social changes of the twentieth century in the United States. In 1970 gay and lesbian couples inquired numerous marriage licenses from the Los Angeles County Clerk. As a result the Clerks office proposed the California legislature to tighten California marriage laws. Despite the promising start, and the aggressive efforts of gay and lesbian supporters and activists, for almost twenty years iss...
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1,440 wordsSame Sex Marriage Same sex marriage is considered to be one of the most controversial and debated issue during the last two decades, extending its polemics beyond from societal to political level. The majority of gay and lesbian communities fight for same sex marriage arguing on the basis of their civil rights and ones of heterosexual couples. However, on the other hand same sex marriage is considered as a social deviation from middle class issues, and thus contradiction to just like everyone el...
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1,166 wordsAlvarez, Gary page 1 Eng. 101; sec. 51 Theme II rough draft 1 February 17, 2000 SODOMY LAWS: SHOULD THEY BE ELIMINATED? During the past decade, gays and lesbians have become more assertive in expressing their rights within American society. Although gay people are gaining legal rights and protection, they continue to be victims of discriminatory laws and social intolerance. Issues such as whether gays belong in the military, in the clergy, or in the teaching profession, have stirred the passions...
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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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Gay And Lesbian People With Aids
2,232 wordsThe community I chose to research is the Gay and Lesbian community. I chose to look at this community because, as I meet more and more people in my life, I have found that I come into contact with many Gay and Lesbian people, and to understand their issues, would be beneficial to a social worker. As Berkman and Zinberg (1997), states, social workers are susceptible to absorbing the explicit and implicit biases held by mainstream society. I personally feel that the more you learn about other comm...
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Gay And Lesbian Pursuit Of Happiness
759 words[Homosexuality] is an abomination. These few words were spoken more than two thousand years ago by Moses, who was conveying the ordinances of the Lord God. Today they are still the conviction of millions, including myself. Nevertheless, even though we may feel strongly against carnal relationships and particularly marriages between two people of the same sex, morals cannot be proven; morals cannot be placed on a witness stand and judged for the purpose of determining whose morals are an acceptab...
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1,134 wordsWhy you might say, well its up in arms what people think the real cause is, some say nature and others say nurture! What is it? Well Its all on how you look at it. Nature is the way god made you and nurture is the way of there upbringing. From readings most say its from the nature, quote from the gay male interviewed he said from the time that I could remember I have always found my same sex more attractive so its hard to judge because he also said as I grew up as a young child and played the to...
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2,090 wordsThe conception that lesbians and gay men may be parents is frequently perceived in today? s society as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often viewed as excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women only. My approach to this uniquely controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the Pro side first. Gays and lesbians are human too and who is to say that they don? t deserve equal rights in society. Society has to re...
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3,114 wordsCounseling Homosexual Families Homosexual Families: Counseling the New Generation of Families Table of Contents I. Introduction. 2 II. Societal Issues and Beliefs Facing Gay and Lesbian Parents. 4 III. Research on the Family Environment in Gay and Lesbian Homes 6 IV. Implications for Training 9 V. Coping Strategies 11 VI. General Critique of the Literature... 12 VII. Conclusions 14 VIII. Works Cited 15 Chapter 1 Introduction As years pass, fewer families fit the traditional family mold of mother...
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1,736 wordsDespite Homosexuality Homosexuality in America Despite the United States? progress toward homosexual liberation in the past few years, anti-gay and lesbian attitudes are still showing their ugly faces. Violence towards homosexuals is on the rise, conversion groups are popping up everywhere, conflict over homosexuality innateness is high, religious and personal discrimination is rampant: all this in a time when more and more gays and lesbians are? coming out? and their coming out at younger ages....
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