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African American gay rights

- I cannot begin to argue about African American/Hispanic LGBT, living in New York City and their civil rights without remembering the public outcry against black civil rights. Although the focus of this paper is on African American/Hispanic LGBT living in New York City and Their Rights to Marriage I have decided to start my paper of by discussing the civil rights movement of the 1960’s. The civil rights movement of the 1960's and the continuing struggle against race-based discrimination were rooted in the struggle against slavery....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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My Cousin is Gay

- My cousin Aaron has always known he can come to me with anything. He comes to me with any problems he has or just to share something. When he called me this time, he spoke very excitedly. He proceeded to tell me that he had found someone. This was no surprise to me because Aaron often dated different women. I asked him why this was so different, why so excited. He told me this was unlike any relationship he had ever had. I had to hear about this. Aaron was telling me how he had met this person at work and they became friends very quickly....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Gay and Lesbian Rights

- Gay and Lesbian Rights She is a lover. She is a butch, *censored* loving Lesbo. She loves breasts, and enjoys cunnilingus ; one of the many forbidden ways Lesbian women *censored* each other. She is your next door neighbor, and the running joke at your work place; she is a dateline special you forbid your children to watch. When you see her and her girlfriend in public, you stare long and hard, exemplifying a demoralizing snare that could ward away the devil. You are a wimp, a futile, close-minded discriminating person....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay Lussac

- Gay Lussac GAY-LUSSAC -- SCIENTIST With his skill in science, and with his work with the scientific method, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac earns the title of a great scientist. He was born on December 6, 1778 and he was the oldest child. His father was Antoine Gay. He was a lawyer who called himself Gay-Lussac to be apart from all of the other people with the same last name as Gay there. He got that name from the name of some family property near St Leonard(4) . The French Revolution affected the French scientists then....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay Rights

- Gay Rights Two men are walking down the street very peacefully until they decide to kiss one another right out in the open. Some people look upon this as weird and others look upon it in disgust. Some even get angry about it. Is there a problem with what these men just did. Should they be left alone or reprimanded for what they have done. The issue of gay rights is very cloudy in our great nation. Most of this is due to the problems with the issue, the reasons for controversy, and pros and cons of the issue....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Same-Sex Marriage Issues & Controversies

- The NAACP has named gay marriage “one of the key struggles of our time”. According to the website “” as of January 6th 2014, 17 states have taken the plunge and legalized same-sex marriage. Marriage is “one of the basic civil rights of man”. Yet, we are still waiting on 66% of our nation to do the right thing and legalize gay marriage. The ban on gay marriage has deprived gay, lesbian, and bisexuals of many benefits that come with being married. Also, it has been proved that banning gay marriage created an increase in psychological disorders, as well it shows legalizing same-sex marriage can bring economic benefits to the states and lastly legalizing gay marriage makes it easier fo...   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, gay couples]

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gay people

- The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very controversial is when gay people marry each other....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gay marriages

- Part I: Throughout the contents of this paper, I will discuss the article dealing with the legalization of gay marriages in Massachusetts by Richard Cohen. I will begin my discussion by analyzing the article and providing a brief summary of the factual information presented in the text. In addition, I will present my opinion on the article along with corresponding information regarding this particular issue. In turn, I will present my personal beliefs on this topic and support them with other additional information to support my opinions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gay Marriages

- Gay Marriages Growing up in a heterosexual neighborhood, gay couples were not something that you came across every day as you do in today’s time. At the age of 22, Dawn was introduced to her first gay couple, Mike and Thomas. They were friends of her husband. She had never known a gay couple before or even a gay person. It was extremely strange and uncomfortable for Dawn to be in the presence of two gay men. It was nothing out of the ordinary at first. To Dawn, it was just like two men living together as roommates until they kissed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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gay literature

- While sexual difference may not exist between lesbians all other forms of difference do. These include differences of identity: race, class origins, employment status, age, religion, physical abilities - and while we may struggle against these differences within our individual ‘spaces’ they have a material and institutional reality that cannot be wished away What, to you, seems important about the terms gay and lesbian in literature. In the face of a homophobic society we need creative and critical processes that draw out the complexity of lesbian lives and same sex choices, not a retreat into the comforting myths of heroines and unfractured, impeachable identities This quote addresses di...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gay Marriage

- Gay Marriage There seem to be Specific time in history where certain issues define the culture tension in a society. They become representative of large worldview and clearly emphasize the battle between divergent moral and spiritual perspectives. Homosexual marriage in the United States is one of these issues. In the past five years, there have been various threats and debates about the possibility of legalizing homosexual union. The issue took centre stage in February largely. The U.S Senate quashes a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gays from marrying....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Love

- Love is something that is very popular in today’s world. Everyone should be able to love and be loved, to be joined in marriage. But, some people don’t get those rights simply because they’re gay. Congress combines church and state to make marriage illegal. But, people have different religions, different beliefs, and different views on everything. Banning gay marriage violates a person’s constitutional freedom. The constitute states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Church and state are being combined to rule out marriage for gays....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Gay/Lesbian Market

- The Gay/Lesbian Market With the waving of the rainbow flag, the emergence of a vibrant gay and lesbian niche market is being heralded across the United States. A wide range of commodities and services aimed at gay and lesbian consumers are now advertised in an equally wide range of media and venues. Reproductions of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs in the New Yorker, Miller Beer ads in the Advocate, catalogues distributed nationally by gay-owned businesses, and websites "display" just a fraction of the new opportunities for consumption based in lesbian and gay identity....   [tags: Media Papers]

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Gay Rights

- Gay Rights Throughout history, homosexuality has been looked down upon and legislated against. The law has prohibited any type of behavior outside of the heterosexual relationship. This deviant behavior has included not only homosexuality butalso fornication, adultery, oral, and anal sex. Originally, religious laws prohibited these types of behavior; then civil laws followed suit. The reasoning for these prohibitions is that marriagebetween a man and a woman is the cornerstone of society. "The idea of a man,a woman, and children is what civilization is based on." Therefore, any acts outside of a heterosexual marriage are viewed by fundamentalists as an erosion of society as stated by t...   [tags: Equality Homosexuality Papers]

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Gay Marriages

- In today’s society there are many factors that contribute to the ever-continuing social inequality of people through out Canada. It is no wonder as to why there are so many stereotypes of what is socially ‘acceptable’ and what isn’t when the media is forcing these ‘norms’ into our minds. What is ‘ideal’ with in today’s expectations isn’t always attainable due the fact that everyone is different. One of the most controversial topics being discussed today is view on same sex marriage. This notorious topic is nothing new, however, there is an ongoing debate as to whether or not make it legal for couples of the same sex to engage in a marital status....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Legalizing Gay Marriage

- Legalizing Gay Marriage The battle over Gay marriage in the United States reached a fever pitch during the presidential election of 2004. The issue vaulted into prominence when the Democratic mayor of San Francisco flouted state law and performed marriage ceremonies for Gay couples. Conservatives claim that the issue catapulted them into power by motivating fundamentalist Christian voters to turnout in order to defeat anti-gay-marriage amendments in eleven states, including the crucial swing state Ohio....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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Gay Marriage

- Homosexual Marriage and Equality<p> In the midst of war and economy decline, Americans are being thrown a curveball that may change the way of their culture is forever; the idea of legalizing homosexual marriage. Frankly speaking, this idea was once new, strange, and deemed unnatural and it is now one of the biggest social controversies in our country. However, United States was built on the idea of federalism; the separation of power between federal and state government along with ideas of civil liberties and rights....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Gay and Lesbian Community in the Y Generation

- The Gay and Lesbian Community in the Y Generation As the Y Generation continues to expand its horizons, new trends of tolerance are beginning to shine through. The gay and lesbian community is more readily embraced by today’s generation than by generations in America’s past. More and more people are “coming out” than ever before, which proves that the gay and lesbian community is gaining acceptance and their rights to equality are slowing increasing, but discrimination is still there. Even though gays and lesbians are more accepted amongst the Y Generation, hate and misunderstanding still exist....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Advertisers Strategies to Target Gay Audiences in Attitude and Gay Times

- I have decided to spilt the following essay into 4 sections, the first three concern different adverts and the final one is a discussion of gay advertising in general. The first advert I shall be looking at is "Couvette Duvet Cover" from Gay Times, Issue March 2000, page 67. This is a written text, as far as the author is aware this text does not appear in any other medium. The text was found whilst looking for adverts specifically aimed at gay men. I decided to analyse this text as it appears to be unusual in that no people appear in the advert, usually in gay advertising as with other genres at least one person or maybe more are used....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Gay Child Rearing

- The sexuality and development of children with gay parents must be most affected by the rearing of the gay parents. Does having gay parents affect a child’s mental health and growth. Can education and socialization be decreased with the presence of gay parents. How could it be possible that children are not affected by having two parents of the same sex. Doesn’t this cause some gender confusion for the child. How can a child develop properly without the experience of both a male and female role model....   [tags: Parenting Raising Children]

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Gay and Lesbian Visibility in Movies and Television

- The 1990s saw surge of gay characters in both television and movies. From Ellen Degeneres and her character Ellen Morgan coming out under much scrutiny on the TV show ‘Ellen,’ to Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett comedically playing off each other in the motion picture ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding.’ Sure, gays and lesbians have been around forever, especially in Hollywood. But never has there been a time to be more out. With the popularity of shows like Will and Grace, which feature leading gay characters, as well as Dawson’s Creek and it’s supporting character of teenager Jack McPhee, we are slowly seeing gay and lesbian characters creeping into the mainstream media....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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History of the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement

- THE HOMOPHILE YEARS (1940s-60s – WWII, Cold War, McCarthyism): 1940s · Growth in the urban subculture of gay men and lesbians. · Government and police harassment, persecution, and investigation of gays. 1950s-1960s · The homophile movement remained small and relatively marginalized. End of 1960s · Rise of activism + “Gay is good” · Reformist goals: ü decriminalization of homosexual acts, ü equal treatment and equal rights under the law, ü dissemination of accurate, ü “unbiased” information about homosexuality....   [tags: Gays and Lesbians in America]

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The Church and Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues

- Free Essays - The Church and Gays, Lesbians The Catholic Church loves LGBT people with a profound love, just like it loves all of its other children. Various organizations within the church have as their main purpose the delivery of the Gospel to LGBT's. All of us are sacred creations of God, and therefore deserve respect on the basis of our human nature. This essay treats an outreach effort of the church in this area. In the rite of baptism, the liturgy joyfully proclaims, "you are God's work of art, created in Christ Jesus." Today, lesbian and gay Catholics are reminding the Church that they, too, have been baptized....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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Florida State and the Future of Gay Adoption

- Florida state law currently bans lesbians and gay men from adopting children. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attempting to get a case before the Supreme Court that could overturn the law. The ban on gay adoption has been in place since 1977, when the state legislature almost unanimously condoned restriction of the rights of its gay citizens. Legislation on the issue was sparked by Anita Bryant's "Save Our Children" campaign, which raged through Florida and even beyond spreading myths about homosexuality and linking homosexuality to pedophilia....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays]

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Gay Dance Clubs

- The dance club is no longer an exclusive venue drawing together people with similar musical interests. Instead, it has become the commercialized superclub, where profit rather than music is the bottom line. As a space traditionally influenced by homosexuals becomes a major business opportunity, this commercialization has led to the inclusion of gay subcultures within mainstream American society. However, this process has served to reinforce social stigma and stereotypes. The advertising and club environment designed to “sell” the experience to the gay customer is founded on the overtly sexual club culture of the 1970s and early 80s....   [tags: LGBT Essays]

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It is Alright for a Gay Couple to Raise a Child

- It is Alright for a Gay Couple to Raise a Child In the small town that I grew up in just outside of Boston Massachusetts everything thing seemed normal, mothers were at home raising their children, taking them to soccer games and little league, while fathers went off to work every morning only to return home to have dinner with the family. It seemed almost all families were like the Cleaver family. In August of 1986, a new family, the Buchanan's, moved into the Morrill's, right next door to my parents....   [tags: Papers]

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Best and Worst Parts of Being Gay

- In an interview recently I was asked to describe the best and the worst parts of being gay. This came as a quite unexpected question under the given circumstances: I hoped we were all past that. Immediately, I filled with fear and tears. Not only was I being asked to describe joy and pain, I had to put off my own lingering shame issues to do it. Worse, I had to do it on camera and felt an immediate Christian obligation to offer some kind of hope to the viewer. I suited up emotionally with a prayer and my deepest breath in years....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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America Needs Gay and Lesbian Marriage

-                         Same-sex marriage--why is it even an issue ?  To put it into perspective, 10% of the American population is homosexual, meaning this is not just a minor issue (Harbinger 681).  Also, with our society making significant strides toward equality in recent decades both in gender and racial issues, one has to think about sexual equality.  I will explain to the reader why we should legalize gay marriage, particularly in terms of justice and the benefits society reaps from same-sex marriage.  Also, the ramifications of the legalization of gay marriage, both for gays and society, will be examined.  Finally, I will refute arguments against same-sex marriage....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Same-Sex Marriage Must Remain Legal

- Over the past five years same-sex marriage has become one of the most controversial issues in the United States, many social activist strive to aid homosexuals and their fight to legalize same-sex marriage. Marriage is a fundamental right not a privilege. Gay men and women should not be discriminated against based on their sexuality. Marriage is a sacred bond between two people that love each other no matter the sex, race, or religion. Everyday homosexuals are treated unfairly; most were born gay and cannot help their feelings....   [tags: Gay Marriage]

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Growing Up Gay

- Growing Up Gay When I think back of my early childhood, I can remember moving with my parents and little sister to a city in southern Sweden called Tranås. I started in a new school, and I was fascinated, in a rather special way, by a particular boy in my class. While my thoughts at that time were not particularly sexual (I was nine at the time), I often thought about whether or not I thought this boy beautiful. I had problems settling the issue in my mind, but nevertheless, I looked at him ever so often, and I felt pleasure while doing so....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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In Pro of Same-Sex Marriage

- Homosexual couples have had to endure much due to them not only being a minority, but also being declared illegal. I believe that homosexual marriage should be legal in Georgia. To delve into an issue as divisive as this, understanding why it is illegal in the first place is in order. In 1996 the United States Congress passed DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, into law. This law was made in order to define what marriage means when writing laws. The Defense of Marriage Act states “… The word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife” (1 USC 7)....   [tags: gay rights]

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Gay and Lesbian Issues - Homosexuality Is Wrong

- Homosexuality Is Wrong         Within the past several years gay and lesbian rights has become a huge issue. Gays and lesbians have started to come out of the 'closet," and proudly admitting their sexuality. In the past few years gays and lesbians have been fighting for the right to marry, and adopt children. So far there is only one state that allows gays to become married. People have become more and more open minded with homosexuality. Twenty years ago homosexuality was looked down upon (in general), but now our society thinks that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay Unions are a Childish Imitation of Marriage

-    It needs no further proof; the AIDS epidemic has made it sufficiently clear that the vast majority of active homosexuals are promiscuous, and much more so than promiscuous heterosexuals. This fact alone points to the subject of this essay - the ego-centeredness of the gay relationship. The fairy tale of faithful homosexual "unions" (with its slogan, "What is the difference from heterosexual marriage, apart from the sex of the partner?") is a propaganda item, to win privileges from the law and acceptance within Christian churches....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay Marriage: Is Separate Really Equal?

- The Webster's Dictionary has changed. Marriage was once defined as "the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law," but now there is an alternate definition that says "the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional marriage." Society's ideas are changing and it is the roll of the government to evolve with society. However, the government is moving at a slower rate than the majority of the population....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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I Love My Gay Friends

- I Love My Gay Friends I've grown up around gays and lesbians, and some of my best friends are gay, so I support them. One day I was on my way downtown after school and saw a crowd. I figured it was another peace march since it was only a week after September 11th, but it wasn't. My friend and I were sitting on the wall in front of Jimmy Johns and talking when our friend, Mary, ran up to us. "You guys should come and help us out. They're protesting against gay people and saying God doesn't love us," she said....   [tags: Friendship Essay]

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Debate Over Same Sex Marriage

- Gay marriage is an issue that has been debated for many decades now. It is one of the most controversial issues people can discuss and most typically, people have a very strong viewpoint on whether it should or should not be legal. Though each individual believes that their perspective on gay marriage is the “right” point of view, there are strong arguments for both opinions. Those who believe it should be legal typically take the “all love is equal” standpoint where those who believe it should not be legal tend to sway towards the “gay marriage is unnatural” standpoint....   [tags: gay marriage, gay rights, homosexuals]

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Letter to State Official On Gay Rights

- Dear Mr. Governor: Since I was in third grade, I have learned that there are certain "inalienable rights", the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, all of which the United States government is committed to protecting for every human being. I understand that you will soon have the opportunity to look at a bill which would allow gay marriage to be legalized, and I ask you to not veto this bill, but to support these inalienable rights to which every American is due. Whatever happened to all men are created equal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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This is gay

- nstalling over Windows 2000 releases ------------------------------------- Typical and full installations are not currently available for Windows 2000. Internet Explorer 6 will install a minimal set of files onto your system. This includes the Internet Explorer 6 Web browser and scripting support. Uninstalling Internet Explorer 6 before upgrading to Windows 2000 ---------------------------------------------------------------- Windows 2000 contains an earlier version of Internet Explorer components than Internet Explorer 6....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage

- Same-sex marriage has grown into to a national issue. In 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry which provoked a firestorm of debate. The discussion extends from private livings rooms and local watering holes; all the way to the floor of the U.S. Congress and the White House. The debate about same-sex marriage has become a hot button issue, which pits secular-progressives who support gay-rights against religious and social traditionalists fighting for the sanctity of marriage....   [tags: Gay Marriage]

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Equal Fight for Equal Rights

- “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” was a law established by congress that allowed homosexual men and women to serve in the military as long as they kept their sexual orientation private. On September 20, 2011, congress made history by passing a law repealing the “Don’t ask don’t tell” legislation of 1993 (CBS News). Thousands of service men and women came out of there proverbial closets, where many had been hiding their entire careers, to celebrate their new right to express themselves freely. Some even celebrated by marrying their longtime mates, an act that only brought to light a new issue....   [tags: Gay Rights]

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The Defense of Marriage Act Violates the Civil Liberties of Same Sex Couples

- Marriage is the religious and legal commitment between two people, as well as the ultimate expression of love. However, marriages between same sex couples are not recognized by the federal government due to the Defense of Marriage Act. In essence, their civil right to be married is withheld from them. The Christian majority's influence in federal policy and lawmaking is one of the foremost reason why same-sex marriage has continually failed to gain long term acceptance in the United States. Same-sex unions have come to the forefront of American politics in the last couple of decades, but history has shown that it is a longstanding issue....   [tags: gay studies, gay marriage, argumentative]

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A Celebration of Freedoms

- Same sex marriage is an ongoing and heated debate in America. Many states face the issue daily in legislature, and eventually in the courtrooms as well. In the interest of civil liberties and the rights of each individual the question being asked is, “Should the traditional laws of marriage be broadened to add gay unions?” Churches are torn apart with the influx of new denominations and ministers who support and encourage gay parishioners. Some are struggling to hold onto old values and standards of living, while others are standing by waiting to be allowed to celebrate life with their loved ones....   [tags: Gay Marriage]

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A Case for Same-Sex Marriage

- Equal Rights for All What is marriage. Recently, people argue with respect to the definition of marriage. The definition of the word marriage is a topic that often comes up when discussing same-sex marriages. To get married is a very important event for almost everyone. Many people believe that getting married to the one whom he or she loves is natural. However, what do you think if you cannot get married to him or her because it is socially unacceptable. There are numerous opinions and standing views on same-sex marriage....   [tags: gay rights]

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The Psychology of Homosexuality

- For many years, psychologists described homosexuality as a disorder or a treatable complex. Recently, homosexuality was removed from the DSM and is no longer considered a disorder. The gay population is no longer treated as sick but accepted as a diverse set of individuals. The many distinguishing attributes and characteristics of a gay or lesbian individual are considered to be personality attributes. Many psychologists have analyzed homosexual individuals throughout the history of psychology and attempted to explain their behavior....   [tags: The Gay Personality]

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The Stonewall Riots

- In the past decades, the struggle for gay rights in the Unites States has taken many forms. Previously, homosexuality was viewed as immoral. Many people also viewed it as pathologic because the American Psychiatric Association classified it as a psychiatric disorder. As a result, many people remained in ‘the closet’ because they were afraid of losing their jobs or being discriminated against in the society. According to David Allyn, though most gays could pass in the heterosexual world, they tended to live in fear and lies because they could not look towards their families for support....   [tags: Gay Rights]

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Stop The Madness: Gay Marriages Should be Banned

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Should gay marriages be legal. Why should our nation accommodate such a dreadful Supreme Court ruling. Gay couples have become a major problem for our children. Children only repeat what they hear, see, and other habits from their role models. Our children are the ones who are being subjected to these horrifying situations.       Gay marriages should be banned because God did not intend women to sleep with each other, nor men with men....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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America Needs More Gay Rights and Tolerance

- Change is a constant something that I am always told and it’s a fact truth, but another key concept to remember is that change is slow it is glacial. Meaning change is very slow but despite the speed of change it is still change and the significant point is that change does occur. For the past 40 years the change for the gay society has been steady and constant the events of the stonewall riots gave the gay movement a voice and has allowed reasons for change. Gays are given rights that were once denied and violence against gays is considered illegal society is leaning towards gay rights and the word tolerance meaning to be socially and lawfully recognized and accepted is being unde...   [tags: Persuasive Essay, 2014]

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Freedom to Love

- ... I mean, this seems like Germany: Let’s round up the Jews. Let’s round up the gays. Let’s round up the blacks. I mean, it starts with that.”(Herszenhorn 2) We can call people who killed Jews totalitarians; we can call people who have prejudices on black racialists; however, how can we call those people who have a bias towards homosexuals.     Why are the government dictating what two people can or cannot do when nobody is hurt in the process. Nowadays, a large number of gay girls, boys, women, and men choose to remain hidden to society due to fear and personally internalized homophobia....   [tags: gay rights]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homophobia and Self-hatred

- Essays - A Debt that Must be Paid Adolescence, under the best of all circumstance, is a time of great stress and confusion for young people. Bodies, relationships to friends and family, and moods change rapidly as social, psychological, and physiological puberty is navigated. In this society, to be an adolescent who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (hereafter referred to as 'gay') means to be at significant risk for suicide, depression, dropping out of school, violence, homelessness, rejection from family, prostitution and substance abuse....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting

- Social and Legal Obstacles of Gay and Lesbian Parenting In the last decade there has been a rise in the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families. Many do this through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination, and other means. Today, researchers have estimated that the number of children living with one gay or lesbian parent is six to fourteen million. Some have described this current period as a lesbian and gay “baby boom”. However, lesbian and gay parents face many social and legal obstacles (Lambda Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1997)....   [tags: Homosexuality Families Parents Essays]

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A Social Worker's Perspective on the Gay and Lesbian Community

- A Social Worker's Perspective on the Gay and Lesbian Community The 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 communities, its history and its struggles, it gives us a broader range of understanding and empathy, in which to do our work....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay Marriage Should be Legal Despite Being Immoral

- On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Many conservatives are completely against gay marriage and they have stated that they will fight to have the Supreme Court ruling overturned. There are a number of reasons opponents to gay marriage argue that the Supreme Court has made a huge mistake . First, certain religious interpretations maintain that gay marriage is sinful. Fortunately, our country is not a theocracy and public policy should not be based on any religion's values....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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The Stonewall Riots

- Life for most homosexuals during the first half of the Twentieth century was one of hiding, being ever so careful to not give away their true feelings and predilections. Although the 1920s saw a brief moment of openness in American society, that was quickly destroyed with the progress of the Cold War, and by default, that of McCarthyism. The homosexuals of the 50s “felt the heavy weight of medical prejudice, police harassment and church condemnation … [and] were not able to challenge these authorities.” They were constantly battered, both physically and emotionally, by the society that surrounded them....   [tags: Gay History]

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Why Black Churches Oppose Gay Marriage

- The topic that Keith Boykin brings up is the issue that the Black community, black ministers and churches specifically, do not support same sex marriages. He addresses the hypocrisy he sees in this, as the black community was once the group fighting for equality. According to Boykin, blacks don’t support gay marriage rights for two reasons. Blacks only see images and representations from the gay white community, so they don’t feel like it involves them. There is not many people in the black community that are openly gay in their churches, so the community is lacking a face of their own to tie the issue to....   [tags: Same Sex Marriage Essays]

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John Gay's Use of Music for Satire in The Beggar's Opera

- John Gay's Use of Music for Satire in The Beggar's Opera John Gay=s The Beggar=s Opera is a rather complex work, despite its apparent simplicity. Critics have interpreted it variously as political satire, moral satire, even (at a stretch) Christian satire. Common to many interpretations is the assertion that the Opera is a satire directed at both the politics and the art of its day. A fairly conventional interpretation of the play and its composition shows that it is, and was intended by its author to be, specifically a satire of Italian opera and of the aristocrats that patronized that form....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare and Contrast Two Views of Gay Marriage

- William Bennett, editor of The Book of Virtues and co-director of Empower America, responded to an article that Andrew Sullivan had written supporting gay marriage in America. Bennett started out by first issuing two key points as to what divides the proponents and opponents of same-sex marriages. The two articles are derived from Sibylle Gruber’s Constructing Others: Constructing Ourselves edition. Bennett notions that legalizing same-sex marriage would weaken the meaning of it and outlines what the basic concept of marriage is....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]

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Gay Men Should Be Allowed To Donate Blood

- “A man who has had sex with another man within the last five years, whether oral or anal sex, with or without a condom or other form of protection, is not permitted to donate blood and must please not do so.” This was the statement issued last Thursday by a spokesman from the South African National Blood Service (SANBS). This statement had caused a huge dispute between the SANBS and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GLA) Every newspaper has headline after headline about this new topic, every news update on all radio stations, every news program on the television, everybody is talking about this latest disruption in our some-what peaceful lives....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Can God Love a Good Gay Guy?

- Can God Love a Good Gay Guy. To begin my project, I’ll give you some of my background, so you can understand why the topic of Christianity and homosexuality is so relevant to me. I have been fortunate to be raised Christian with many family members who are regularly active within the church. We are members of the Fairland Brethren in Christ Church in Cleona. I have always felt very welcomed and loved by that Christian body, even during my younger years when I was dorky and rejected by many of my peers....   [tags: Homosexuality Religion Essays]

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Compare and Contrast Two Views of Gay Marriage

- One of the most controversial issues around today is gay marriages. Many believe that the media is primly responsible for the idea of same-sex marriages, but when it all comes down to it there are really only two sides; those who support gay marriages, and those who oppose them. Two authors write their opinions on their opposite views on this issue. Sullivan (2002) supports same-sex marriages and believes marriage to be a universal right, not just restricted to heterosexuals. Contrary to Sullivan, Bennett (2002) believes that marriage is a sacred traditional family value that should be set aside for heterosexual couples....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homosexuality and the Media

- Homosexuality and the Media       There are many different aspects of life that Americans are exposed to on television each day. Some examples are things such as violence, sex and alcohol and in today's more accepting society, the issue of alternative lifestyles. This issue was not as predominant ten years ago as it is today. Yes, for many years there have been sexual undertones in many popular television shows or movies, but it was not until recently that these actors and actresses were actually said to be living an alternative lifestyle....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Same Sex Marriage

- I was about 7 years old when I was exposed to same sex couples. I had two really close friends in elementary school who has same sex parents, one of my friend’s name was Devin she had two dads and my other friend’s name was Tessa, she had two moms. When I would come over for playdates I always wondered why Devin didn’t have a mom and why Tessa didn’t have a dad, and thats when they told me their parents were homosexuals. At the age of 7 I didn’t understand what that meant until one day at school when Tessa was getting bullied because she had two moms and one of her moms came to father daughter day....   [tags: gay rights]

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Gay and Lesbian Partners Deserve Health Benefits

- In the United States today, one to twelve percent of the population is homosexual (Gilbert, 17). In recent years, gay men, lesbians and bisexuals have been fighting long and hard to get the same rights and benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. Now, employers and health care providers are being forced to listen to their cries for equality. Should employers offer health benefits for domestic partners of gay employees. This question is forcing society to think about, and possibly change, what their definition of couple/family truly means....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Discrimination Against Gay Marriage is the Voice of Ignorance

- Discrimination Against Gay Marriage is the Voice of Ignorance Marriage is one of the fundamental establishments of the United States. As a young person, one looks forward to many goals in their lifetime: career success, a good life, and very often marriage to the person they love and a family together. This is one of the biggest parts of our "American life" and culture. Very few heterosexuals would be willing to put their right to marry on a ballot for voter approval, or even in their wildest dreams [nightmares?] have to consider doing that....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay Rights: All Men are Created Equal

- Gay Rights Every family has one, the uncle that always brings fat and ignorant women home for Christmas. No one approves, yet no one says anything. Why, because it is his life. No one has the right to judge him simply by whom he dates or doesn’t date. Just because he likes fat women, does that mean he deserves fewer rights. Of course not, no one would ever try and take any away from him. How is that any different from the aunt that brings home another woman for Thanksgiving. How can she be discriminated upon simply because of whom she is dating....   [tags: Papers]

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Gay Rights: A Logical Progression of the Civil Rights Movement

- “Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed – ‘we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal’.” -Martin Luther King Jr. The Civil Rights movement may have started out as a mission to improve the lives of the large population of African-Americans, but who would have guessed that King’s quest for racial integration would provoke the same quest for individual rights by another group of people, Gays and Lesbians....   [tags: The LGBT Rights Movement]

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I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law

- I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law One of the few things I remember about my childhood is my mother's beige linen suit. It was her "best" suit, and she wore it to work for years. The more it faded and frayed, the more it became a symbol to me of our poverty, and the more I hated it. Being poor made me feel like a second-class person. We never really outgrew the poverty; I just left it to go to college. By my second year, I was working up to fifty hours a week to support myself....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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Essay on the Gay as a Literary Figure in The Picture of Dorian Gray

- The Gay as a Literary Figure in The Picture of Dorian Gray           This paper shall explore the gay as a literary figure based on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. The aim of the essay is threefold. Firstly, to show how the gay is related to two of the most potent archetypal images: those of Dionysos and Apollo. Secondly, to demonstrate that the Wildean gay is profoundly afraid of life, and that his interest in form and aesthetic proportion rests on a principle of "evasion." Thirdly, to contend that the humor in this novel, and by extension also in Wilde's plays, is a symptom of the author's fascination with an archetypal "gay." The Picture of Dorian Gray revolves around Dori...   [tags: Picture Dorian Gray Essays]

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Comparing Two Views of Gay Marriage in America

- Marriage, by definition, is the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. In today’s society however, things are changing. People of all genders are forming bonds with one another, and homosexuals are vying for the right to have their love established as marriage as well. Should men and men, and women and women, be allowed the right of marriage just like heterosexual couples in America....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-Sex Marriages

- Same-Sex Marriages Currently in the United States there has been much debate over the controversy surrounding the legalization of same-sex marriages. There are many people who are opposed and feel it is morally and ethically wrong and others who feel that same-sex marriages are acceptable. Prior to writing about this topic I had no strong feelings toward or against the issue on same-sex marriages. After researching and finding out more information on the topic, I became in favor of allowing those of the same-sex to have there marriages legalized....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Courage and Homosexual Desires

- Essays - Courage and Homosexual Desires Persons with homosexual desires have always been with us, however up to recent times, there has been little if any outreach in the way of support groups or information. Most were left to work out their path to chastity on their own. Many found they were unable to do this and folded to the pressures of the increasingly secular society opting to act on their desires in gay circles. Choosing this direction locked them into a way of life that does not bring benefit to one's existence....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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Gay and Lesbian Issues - Gender Identity in Gumby's Adventures

- Gay and Lesbian Issues - Gender Identity in Gumby's Adventures When Jerry Falwell's conservative paper "outted" Tinky-Winky (the purple Teletubby) as being gay, fans of the Teletubbies television series usually fell into two camps: those who supported Tinky-Winky as a positive gay character and those who maintain Tinky-Winky has no developed sexual identity. A few unfamiliar with the BBC/PBS show asked the question, "how can you even tell if Tinky-Winky's male?" Brushed off by most fans as a naive inquiry, this concern does merit discussion....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - The Struggle of Sexual Minorities

- The Struggle of Sexual Minorities Explaining how to challenge the discriminatory attitudes that remain rampant throughout the world, Mary Robinson, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a recent article, quotes the incisive words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "We are all of equal worth, born equal in dignity and born free and for this reason deserving respect. . . . We belong in a world whose very structure, whose essence, is diversity almost bewildering in extent, and it is to live in a fool's paradise to ignore this basic fact." The archbishop's words lay bare an essential, wonderful truth about humanity, ignorance of which continues to create suffering for people everywhere....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Homosexuality is Abnormal and Immoral

- Homosexuality is Abnormal and Immoral      Of all topics most popular in today's media, issues concerning homosexuals and homosexuality in general top the list. Homosexuality is generally defined as a sexual relationship between partners of the same sex. Debate concerning its causes and consequences has been going on for many centuries and almost in every period in human history. However, never before in human history has it been granted such wide scale acceptance in western society as it has now....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Gay and Lesbian Issues - The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals

- Gay and Lesbian Issues - The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity ever committed. Millions upon millions of people were ruthlessly tortured and executed during the infamous reign of the Third Reich. The events and conditions surrounding Adolf Hitler’s rise to power have been extensively studied by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and psychologists in the hopes of preventing this state of merciless dictatorship from ever recurring. Due to the immensity of the Nazi campaign against those of the Jewish faith, that ethnic group is most often mentioned in association with the concentration camps and exterminations of the Third Reich....   [tags: World War II History]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage

- Same-sex Marriage The argument of same-sex marriage is important, not only for the religious and legal precedent, but because the welfare of families, especially the interest of children now and in the future, may be profoundly affected by the proposals before Hawaii's courts and the state legislature relating to same-sex marriage. Marriage is a unique practice, in that it is both a religious sacrament and legal registration controlled by the state. For the time being, marriage is defined by "84% of the population as the union of two people of the opposite sex" (Johnson p.49)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]

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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Same-sex Marriage Laws Violate Gay Rights

- Laws Violate Gay Rights When I was in third grade, I learned that there are certain "inalienable rights"-- the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -- all of which the United States government is committed to protecting for every human. Last week, I learned this government feels that these human rights are limited to some people, based on how they choose to practice sex. In two separate legislations last week, the United States Senate sanctioned discrimination against homosexual Americans....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Same Sex Marriage Debate

- The Same Sex Marriage Debate The controversial debate over whether same sex marriage should be legalized has gained a lot of attention in recent years and there are strong arguments for each side of the issue. There are many different factors that must be looked at when considering same-sex marriage. A marriage is not something that is just slapped on a piece of paper to show a couple's love; it involves legal, social, economic, and spiritual issues. Throughout this essay, I intend to focus on all of the issues just mentioned, and how all of these issues are interrelated in some way, shape or form....   [tags: Gay Marriage ]

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Causes of Homosexuality - Nature AND Nuture

- Many people cannot understand why anyone would want to get involved in homosexual activity. There are many arguments about homosexuality whether is by nature or nurture. Before we make judgments on homosexuality, we need to identify the causes of homosexuality. Homosexuality is caused by genetic, biological and environmental factors. The first possible cause of homosexuality is genetic factors. Homosexuality is a trait from birth (Buchanan, 2000). Studies found that identical twins share many common traits....   [tags: Gay Lesbian]

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Homosexuality: Respect the Choices of Others

- 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 womanhood of the child is in risk. However, inconsistencies in the research subjects' abuse records ruled these theories out....   [tags: Gay, Lesbian]

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- Gay-Consumer-Capitalism Politics of a subject-action-object formula have meaningful terms insofar as the terms relate to each other. This holds at several levels beyond the strict sense that the triad requires three parts. It can also be the case that the three parts are all expressions of one, or that all three are parts of some absent presence. In Nicola Field’s criticism of a Queer Valentine’s Carnival in London in 1993, and of gay identity and lifestyle as bases for politics in general, a Marxist analysis reduces the subject and action to properties of the object against which they act....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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