Essays Tagged: "gay men"

Homosexual prejudices, homosexual targeted hate crimes, and the history of homosexuality.

Gender issues cause gay men and lesbian women to be discriminated against, treated unfairly, and to be denied the right ... t homosexuality is something that you are born with, it is not a choice that a person decides upon. Gays and lesbians have been treated unjustly for their sexual orientation or their attraction to the ... have been treated unjustly for their sexual orientation or their attraction to the same sex. Being gay or straight is something that I believe that you are born with and can not be changed according ...

(5 pages) 385 3 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Homosexuals, A Suspect Class?

The struggle for minority protection by lesbians and gay men has moved to the center of American life at the outset of the 1990's. It is almost certain t ... d to the center of American life at the outset of the 1990's. It is almost certain that lesbian and gay issues will be a more eminent aspect of the public consciousness and American political scene in ... hanges early in Bill Clinton's administration created a heated debate over the military presence of gays and lesbians, several states have passed amendments prohibiting laws that protect homosexuals f ...

(10 pages) 128 0 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Homosexuals: A Suspect Class?

- goodHomosexuals: A Suspect Class?The struggle for minority protection by lesbians and gay men has moved to the center of American life at the outset of the 1990's. It is almost certain t ... d to the center of American life at the outset of the 1990's. It is almost certain that lesbian and gay issues will be a more eminent aspect of the public consciousness and American political scene in ... hanges early in Bill Clinton's administration created a heated debate over the military presence of gays and lesbians, several states have passed amendments prohibiting laws that protect homosexuals f ...

(10 pages) 105 0 2.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Sexual Orientation Does Not Determine Parenting Abilities: A reaction paper supporting gays and lesbians parenting rights

Sexual Orientation Does Not Determine Parenting AbilitiesThe conception that lesbians and gay men may be parents is frequently perceived in today's society as impossible or immoral. Gay men ... ction is related to men and women couples only. My approach to this uniquely controversial topic of gay parenting will be that of attempting to analyze the pro side. Gays and lesbians are human too an ...

(5 pages) 123 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

American Beauty and Lester Burnham's life.

altor, cannot stand each other and their daughter, Jane has no desire to be with either of them.Two gay men, who are thoughtful and kind, live on one side of the Burnhams; on the other side, Ricky Fit ... r's house so frequently and starts to monitor him. Because he is so homophobic he thinks his son is gay and is going over to be with Lester, when he is actually just going over to see Jane, and to sel ...

(3 pages) 88 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

This essay is about gay parenting.

An estimated four million gay men and lesbians are raising eight-to-ten million children in the United States.A November 2001 ... he United States.A November 2001 Kaiser Family Foundation poll revealed that of 405 self-identified gay, lesbian and bisexual adults, 11 percent had children under 18 living with them. Only eight perc ... ng with them. Only eight percent were the legal gardian. The poll also found that 49 percent of the gay people who were not parents said they would like to have children someday.Usually invisible in t ...

(3 pages) 211 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

What is Queer?

now, it is rarely used in that context. Today, the term is used to describe not only people who are gay (which is another fascinating example of a word transformation), but their lifestyles, attitudes ... lesbians, but it has become fairly mainstream for the term to be used when describing the lives of gay men.It is probably safe to say, that the term queer was first conformed to describe gays in a in ...

(4 pages) 59 3 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Write a 600 to 850 word research report for an approved topic in APA format with references and citations. Topic: Domestic Violence in Same-Sex Relationships

ssed issue. However, surveys and studies suggest that domestic violence is a major health threat to gay men and lesbians today.Comparing Homosexual and Heterosexual ViolenceAbuse in gay and lesbian re ... ictim becoming the batterer. Additionally, it is estimated that 95% of abusers are male. Therefore, gay male couples may have a higher incident of domestic violence because the likelihood of becoming ...

(4 pages) 143 0 4.1 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Gay and Lesbian RightsWith all the terrible violations of human rights in the world today, from reli ... exuals. When one says that "we" shouldn't devote out efforts to promoting the right of lesbians and gay men, since there are more important and urgent human right issues that deserve our attention, to ... one issue at a time.In the statement presented to us, one gets the feeling that we should feel like gay and lesbian rights aren't as important or pressing as some of the other human rights issues in t ...

(7 pages) 222 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Symbolism and Marginalization in "South Park"

South Park MarginalizationAfter watching the Big Gay Al South Park episode in our recent discussion group I realized that there is much more to South ... n easily offend many groups of people. This particular episode demonstrated marginalization against gay men, the handicapped, Jewish woman, the military, and lawyers.This episode did a good job in moc ... did a good job in mocking the controversy currently surrounding the Boy Scouts of America involving gay troop leaders and whether they should be allowed to remain in the organization. The writers even ...

(2 pages) 47 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The law concerning civil unions and gay marriage

ates however. Current and continuing legislation is attempting to change this. Because lesbians and gay men cannot marry, they have no right to:Accidental death benefit for the surviving spouse of a g ... rangements for burial or cremation.Those who can marry often take these rights for granted, but for gay men, lesbians and, transsexuals, these benefits are forever denied.Alternatives to legal marriag ...

(9 pages) 192 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Issues of discriminations against gay and lesbian couples (specifically in australia)

Issues of discrimination against gay men and lesbiansThe historic disadvantage suffered by homosexual persons has been widely recogni ... urgent need for commonwealth action to outlaw discriminatory acts, practices and treatment to which gay men and lesbians are subjected. Extensive consultation with interested parties including gay men ... Governments is necessary before legislation is prepared.Issues in employment and occupationFor many gay men and lesbians discrimination in employment and in the workplace is a significant issue. The H ...

(26 pages) 190 0 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Gay and Lesbians in Australia: legal disadvantages

Gay men and lesbians have been discriminated against and disadvantaged for a long period of time, ma ... ssment and unfair treatment. This has been due to many factors within the legal system and society. Gay men and lesbians has faced problems in gaining access to legal services due to discrimination, a ... oducing new legislation, and unofficially through lobby groups and a better social awareness of the gay and lesbian community. Despite these changes, gay men and lesbians are still discriminated again ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Film and Television Representations of Gay Men and Lesbians

As homosexuality was introduced into our culture, many negative stereotypes instantly arose and the gay and lesbian community was oppressed from the start. Early film and television attempted to creat ... derable attention given to the way in which their stereotypes shaped the public's impression of the gay community. Since the evolution of new ideas and new ideologies, the depictions of gay men and le ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.8 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Effects of gay marriage on children

should consider the impact of that choice when raising children. In this day in age, children from gay and lesbian relationships face additional challenges with their peer groups as their parents don ... ly, what is most important for children is how loving and nurturing the parents are. He states that gay men and women can be as warm and caring or as dysfunctional as heterosexual parents and that the ...

(3 pages) 47 3 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Same Sex Marriage

ges in her essay "Evan's Two Moms." Her basic argument in the essay is that there is a problem that gays and lesbians face when it comes to marriage. They are not being treated equally and they feel l ... ves with each other. Who are we as a society to judge the feelings of an individual? People who are gay or lesbian have it hard enough in the real world when it comes to socializing or involving thems ...

(3 pages) 49 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Cult film -obtaining cult status

SSR, giving it a cult status in Russia.Another example is the place of The Wizard of Oz in American gay culture. Although a widely viewed and historically important film in greater American culture, i ... nd historically important film in greater American culture, it has gained a special meaning to many gay men who see probably unintended gay themes in the film. Gay men sometimes refer to themselves as ...

(2 pages) 21 0 1.7 Sep/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Summaries

d as a single unit, are granted social-politico-legal standing and privileges that the lesbians and gay men, who are subject to discrimination, fail to enjoy.Summarizing narratives: "˜Alert Bay' ...

(1 pages) 274 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Diversity

ans continue to mature; an increasing number of minority youths are becoming part of the workforce; gay men, lesbians, and bisexual individuals are becoming an important part of the workforce and mark ...

(4 pages) 186 0 3.8 Jul/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

In the novel "The Basketball Diaries" and the film "Female Trouble" compare how they are both similar and write about it.

not get him addicted, just marijuana. His addiction increases, and Jim, started selling his body to gay men, calling it "perversion for profit". If his parent would have been active in his life, they ...

(1 pages) 11 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis