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Media Portrayal of Transgender Characters - The depiction of transgender women characters in mainstream television has been offensive, insulting and derogatory. An article from GLADD called “Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television”, examines 102 episodes and storylines on mainstream television that contained transgender characters since 2002. Of these, more than half were characterized as containing negative representations of transgender. In 2007 only 1% of television series had a recurring transgender character, which has slowly increased to 4% in 2013....   [tags: Transgender TV Characters]
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Treatment of Transgender Prisoners - Transgender people in today’s society have it hard enough; going to prison is even harder due to the risks associated to someone who is transgendered. People who are transgendered risk their health and well-being while being locked up in prison. They face a variety of issues while they are incarcerated such as housing, physical, emotional abuse and most of all denial to their basic medical needs that helps express who they are through their gender. Transgender people are discriminated against due to a variety of reasons....   [tags: Rights of Transgender Prisoners]
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Transgender Rights and Discrimination - The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notes, “Discrimination against an individual because that person is transgender is discrimination because of sex in violation of Title VII. This is also known as gender identity discrimination” ("EEOC - Sex," n.d., para. 3). According to Canas and Sondak (2014), many states have adopted legislation that supports transgender people as a protected class. Colorado passed legislation extending protection to transgender people in 2008 (Brinker & Maza, 2014)....   [tags: Discrimination, Federal Court, Transgender]
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Injust and Inhumane Transgender Discrimination - Transgender people are no strangers to society: the concept of not feeling comfortable in one's birth-assigned gender has been around since man can remember. It's quite puzzling to see that many centuries later, people still treat transgender people of an alien-like nature, of some sort of non-human species. Transgender people have been discriminated for long enough. The discrimination sent towards them is wrong: they're just humans who made changes to their lives for the better as all people have....   [tags: transexuals, transgenders, lgbt community]
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Transgender in America - I would like to start my research paper on Transgender by informing the reader on what the definition and the terms for Transgender are. According to an online journal found on the American Psychological Association on Psychotherapy, it is explained that transgender identity is usually known as incompatible between a person’s sex assigned at birth such as male or female and their internal sense of their gender identity (Budge, 2013). Many individual transgender identify themselves as male or female, where others will identify themselves as transgender....   [tags: transsexualism, LGBT community]
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Transgender in Sports - Transgendered people in America have made many great strides since the 1990s. They have encountered violence, lack of health care, and the loss of homes, jobs, family and friends. There have been many phases of the struggle of being transgendered in America over the years. The current phase we must be in now is equal rights. There are many variations of discrimination against the transgendered community. In our society we simply do not like what we do not understand. It is easier to discriminate than to try and understand....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Unfair Experiences of Transgender Inmates - ... They found 16% of all transgender respondents ed going to jail or prison and a much higher rate among Black (47%) and American Indian (30%) trans individuals. They also found higher rates of incarceration among male to female (MTF) trans individuals (21%) than female to male (FTM) trans respondents (10%) (Grant, Mottet & Tanis, 2011, p. 163). Discrimination As society struggles to understand the experience of transgender individuals, TIGNC people facing higher rates of poverty, employment and housing discrimination, and harassment and violence....   [tags: incarceration, discrimination, violence] 1913 words
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“Transsexual and Transgender Policies in Sport”, - According to Heather Skyes in her article “Transsexual and Transgender Policies in Sport”, the vast variety of genders that make up our society today including transsexuals and transgender are still not accepted into the world of sports due to anxieties from large sporting organizations. In our culture, there is a ‘binary structure’ which separates male from female. When a person is transsexual or transgender, the binary structure becomes challenged. There are so many exceptions to the binary structure, that it becomes nearly impossible to universalize “gender inclusive policies”....   [tags: Article Analysis, argumentative, persuasive] 938 words
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Canadian Efforts for Transgender Equality - Bill C-279 is an act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code. It is sponsored by Randell Garrison from the NDP. This bill is introduced as a private members bill. This is an interesting fact because when a bill is introduced as a private members bill it is likely that they do not become legislation. Surprisingly this bill is in its second reading in Senate as of February 4th 2014. What this bill focuses on is to include gender identity as a prohibited ground of discrimination. Currently this bill has passed with 150 voters in favour of the bill and 132 against it....   [tags: canadian human rights, bill c-279]
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The Increase of Transgender people - ... He believes that if he had known about transgender people when he was younger, then he would have probably transitioned at a much earlier age (Kennedy 54). Nemececk’s testimony proves that exposure is very important for transgender individuals to realize that there are things that they can do to change their physical appearance to match the gender that they feel inside. Many people who are suffering with feeling of gender dysphoria have been exposed to transgenderism through the media. Many stories that involved transgender individuals have been covered....   [tags: identity, transsexualism]
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Transgender Laws in America - Americans are often seen as a beacon of freedom but are the people truly free. The citizens of America are entitled to their rights, such as freedom of speech and freedom of choice but when it comes to their sexuality or gender identity, their freedoms are limited whether by law or by a person’s opinion. Although there are rights that are law, it does not mean the people would obey the laws accordingly. Discrimination and harassment against transgender and people of a different sexuality is common among people under the age of 25....   [tags: discrimination, harrassment, gender ]
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Understanding of Transgender and Intersex - ... The problems of transgender and intersex people are being identified more now than ever because of its relation to feminism. Feminism is a philosophy that looks to gain equally within people. Thus, feminism can also expand to people beyond the basic male or female expression. More specifically, the concept of transgender feminism looks to marginalize gender expression as well as normative ones (Stryker). Documented information such as the documentary Orchids: My Intersex Adventure give grave insight to some of the specific problems that intersexed and transgender people are faced with....   [tags: Gender, Binary, Controversy]
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Stigma Against Transgender People - A transgender person is someone that makes the decision of their gender identity and it doesn’t match what that person was born with. Transgender people usually feel like they are trapped, living inside the wrong body. In today’s society, being transgender can mean being different and unique because they won’t care what other people think of them. On the other hand, it could also be considered as having a mental disorder to others. According to many surveys taken by transgenders, many of them experience discrimination, unfairness, and sometimes violence....   [tags: discrimination, hormones, protection] 946 words
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Hostility Towards Transgender Students - ... A cross-dresser or transvestite is defined as a person who “wears clothing that is traditionally or stereotypically wore by another gender in their culture” (p. 1). Cross-dressing is form of gender expression displayed by a person who is typically comfortable with their assigned biological sex. Contrary to popular belief though the term cross-dresser and drag king/queen are not interchangeable. Drag king and drag queen refer to a woman who dresses as a man or a man who dresses as a woman, respectively, for the sole purpose of entertainment....   [tags: harassment, discrimination, fear] 1099 words
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Disparities in Transgender Population - At Issue: Defining Transgender In today’s evermore politically correct society, the term transgender is loaded with various meanings and implications. The inability for a consensus to form as to universal meaning stems from various interest groups laying claim to the significance of the term. For instance, the term ‘transgender’ is often interchanged with ‘transsexual’ or ‘transvestite.’ The two conditions are wholly different separate from transgender. For the purposes of this paper, Andrew Solomon’s definition will suffice: “The term transgender is an encompassing term that includes anyone whose behavior departs significantly from the norms of the gender suggested by his or her anatomy at...   [tags: transsexual, transvestite] 2117 words
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Transgender Rights in America - Humans have established their own rights in society for many, many years now. However, because some humans differ from the norms that are built in society, they are shunned and denied their rights until they conform to society’s norms. There has been numerous groups of people who have been denied their rights in America. African Americans, immigrants, Native Americans, and gays have been isolated simply because that is the way that they were born into this world and others do not find them “normal”....   [tags: society's norms, discrimination, civil rights]
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Transgender Conformity - In the words of Ellen Wittlinger regarding transgender “...you can only lie about who you are for so long without going crazy” (“GoodReads”). It is a shame that society would force a person to hide their identity but many have concealed themselves in order to conform into social norms. One group that has been socially marginalized and forced to hide their true selves are the transgender community. The definition of transgender is “Appearing as, wishing to be considered as, or having undergone surgery to become a member of the opposite sex.” (“Free Dictionary”) People have many prejudices and ideas of what transgender is but many times these are erroneous....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Providing Support to Transgender Students On Campus - As support for the LGBT population arises across the United States, colleges and universities have responded by creating positive spaces and environments for students. However, in some cases, not all populations are served adequately. A population specifically, transgender students, sometimes do not receive the same support gay, lesbian and bisexual students receive. An issue facing LGBT Services at DePauw University is providing adequate services to transgender students. Providing educational programming, gender neutral restrooms, faculty education, and counseling for transgender students could increase support for students who identify as transgender....   [tags: LGBT Students, Inclusivity]
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Transgender Voice Therapy - Male to female (MtF) transgender people often feel as though they can be perceived as a woman until they begin to speak (Hancock, Krissinger, & Owen, 2011). As a result, this population is becoming more represented on speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs) caseloads in an effort to feminize their voice and communication styles. There are several aspects of voice that can impact the perceived gender, including pitch, vocal quality, resonance, and prosody. Typically a higher fundamental frequency (F0), breathiness, more forward-focused resonance, a slower rate, and a smaller pitch range help the speaker to be perceived as a female (Owen & Hancock, 2010)....   [tags: Language]
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The World of Transgender, Homosexual, and Intersex Individuals - Sex and gender make up one of the most basic functions in our society. Gender helps delineate tasks and how we refer to people, and is reinforced for us throughout our lives (Lorber 2006). Gender interacts with sex in varying ways (Disch 2006). Those who are not strictly heterosexual male or female are not readily accepted and face adversity as they bend gender and defy sex. It has long been debated whether there is a difference between sex and gender, and if so, what that difference is. In recent years it has been suggested that sex is a purely biological term, and gender is socially constructed, or defined and enforced by society....   [tags: Gender Studies, argumentative, persuasive]
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Transgender Surgery and the Separation Between Mind and Body - Is there a distinction between the mind and the body. And if so, where does a person’s sense of self and consciousness lay. If consciousness lies within the mind, how should humans’ treat the body, as valuable or invaluable. According to dualist views there is a separation between the mind and the body that transgender patients feel every day. Imagine the pain and frustration one might feel when the people around look at you and think you should act and dress one way but you feel differently. That is the frustration transgendered people feel daily....   [tags: gender, LGBTQ, Bruce Jenner]
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Transgender Students and the Learning Process - Transgender Students and the Learning Process Introduction Identity is a key factor of an individual in the society. Identity often is skewed despite the rhetorical statement: “You are who you are.” However, many times a society unconsciously attempts to mold the identities of individuals into homogenous products. The important thing is not to let yourself prejudge individuals or acts of people because this creates an assumption that brings a stigma against the individual. Transgender people face the difficult challenge of being accepted into society because they either do not fit a traditional gender assignment to their sex, or they are not willing to specify a particular gender recogni...   [tags: Essays Papers] 3963 words
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Oppression and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Oppression Generations ago, the United States was a country of the male wardrobe. Today's movements for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are leveraging the existence of more globalized and open systems. Besides, the promotion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population have been acknowledged through smart partnerships within conventional, political and economic scene, while the males and heterosexuals are still pervasive....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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Discrimination and The Fairness of All Marylanders Act of 2014 - ... The Maryland Catholic Conference states this bill “manifests a fundamental violation of our society’s basic understanding of the human person” (Kunkle 2). Some may argue, “It is not our job to discriminate” (Lavers 1). Others claim individuals who are transgender previously went to the bathroom of their choice before the bill was passed and nobody raised an eyebrow. However, the main issue is now, after the law has been passed in the Senate, any individual is legally permitted to enter the opposite gender’s rest room or locker room with wrong intentions....   [tags: Transgender, Equality]
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When Should Transgender Identification Begin - Youth or Adulthood - ... Hopefully, by gaining insight into these interactions, it will help inform whether or not it is beneficial for a child to be able to express their gender identity at a young age or whether it is more beneficial for them to wait until adulthood. A theory that would give insight into the research question in relation to psychology would be identity theory. Stryker and Burke (2006) have the most relevant ideas on identity theory that would inform the research question. In identity theory, it is used to show how people identify with being a particular type of person; how they take on social roles and belong to social groups (Burke, 2006)....   [tags: research, sexuality, relationships]
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Society in Jordan - ... In 1951, a revision of the Jordanian Criminal Code legalized private, adult, and consensual sodomy, with the age of consent set at 16. The Jordanian penal code no longer allows family members to beat or kill a member of their own family whose sexuality is interpreted as brining “dishonor” to the family. As of 2013, the newly revised penal code makes Honor killings, as a legal justification for murder, illegal. Honor killing are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by a male family members against female or male members, who are held to have brought dishonor upon the family....   [tags: discrimination, religion, family, judged] 518 words
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The Lesbians, Bisexual, Transgender, and Gay Community and the Age of Conservatism - ... Taking away the feature, not to be fertile, totally collapse the expectations connected to the surgery. On the other hand some might ask why it is wrong. Since Isaiah Berlin, there are at least two different definitions to the word liberty. Which is relevant to understand this case is his theory of negative liberty. It says that: an individual should be left to do or be what he is able to do or be, without interference by other individuals . Being aware of this, there seems to be no problem at all to change its sex whoever wants to at anytime because this decision is made by every individual’s own free will....   [tags: civil liberties, sex change operations] 1869 words
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Domestic Violence and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Relationships - Homophobia has marginalized a significant portion of the population. Although strides towards equality for homosexuals have gained momentum, progress needs to continue. Members of our society are being oppressed by the ignorant simply because of their sexual orientation. When analyzing how to address the discrimination of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, it was apparent equal rights was a complex issue requiring a multifactorial response. It is crucial to identify the groups/individuals contributing to the turmoil, such as religious leaders, politicians, bullies, and even social media....   [tags: Social Work, Mental Harrassment]
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Transgender Kids and Their Right to Choose to Go to Any Bathroom They Please - ... Other school districts across the country have implemented similar policies but the bill's author, Assemblyman Tom Animon, a Democrat from San Francisco, mentions “AB1266 would be the first time a state has mandated that public schools must enforce and/or protect a student’s right of choice” (Associated Press). One of the foremost issues of those opposed to the bill is the lack of proof or documentation of the transgender student. With the passing of the bill as it is written, the school administrators, school board, and/or parents have no say over whether a student is honestly and/or correctly identifying themselves as transgender in order to gain access to the opposite sexes showers or...   [tags: ending gender discrimination] 1803 words
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Personal Experience: Being a Transgender is not Matching the Traditional View of Man and Women - ... A huge number of people started to tweet her back. Some of the tweets were supportive but the majority of people were sending rude and abusive messages, tweeting that she was a 'disgusting freak who would be better off dead'. It seems being misgendered at Eurogamer was nothing comapered to her punishment for speaking up about it. Second, those who do not fit society's notion of 'normal' are persecuted. There is a definitive issue with gender-identity privileges. Non-trans people can reasonably assume that their ability to acquire a job or rent an apartment will not be denied on the basis of their gender identity....   [tags: LBGT community, gender, dress] 1352 words
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In a Country of Diversity and Tolerance, Discrimination for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender Still Exists - ... http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.brescia.edu/pqrlsocsci/docview/1316135859/890B8295398E4155PQ/5?accountid=9713 A couple from a same sex marriage is placed into different category in the eyes of the federal government. The federal government does not view this relationship, even in a state that deems it legal the federal government withholds benefits that heterosexual couples have. In 1996 “The federal Defense of Marriage Act” was passed. This brought more problems for LGBT who were not allowed to add their spouses The langue in the federal Defense of Marriage Act stated that marriage is "a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife"....   [tags: heterosexual, marriage, court] 1768 words
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Interpersonal Communication and How It Leads To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning, Homelessness - In the past three decades, gays and lesbians have become more assertive in expressing their rights within American society. Being gay comes as a source of pride for some, while being a social stigma for others. Though people who identify as LGBTQ are gaining legal rights and protection, they are still subject to discriminatory laws and social intolerance. Those who hold negative attitudes towards gays and lesbians are likely to have less likely to have interpersonal communication with them. This is because of the existence of negative attitudes, in addition to the anti-gay violence and harassment that some LGBTQ people continue to suppress their sexual orientation....   [tags: LGBTQ rights] 2238 words
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Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity in the Public Sector - Transgender individuals are disproportionately affected by discrimination in the workplace. In 2011, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality released the report “Injustice at Every Turn,” which details the discrimination faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The report revealed that across all employment sectors 90% of respondents reported experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job or took actions to avoid it, and 47% experienced some sort of adverse job outcome (did not get a job, were denied a promotion, or were fired), 26% of which lost a job due to being transgender (Grant et al....   [tags: Discrimination, Work, Transgender]
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The LGBT Community: The Need for an Anti-Discrimination Bill - ... The survey showed that transgender people of color experience the most discrimination income-wise in the LGBT community with the statistic that 35% of all black transgender persons reported making less than $10,000 per year. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, 2012 saw the 4th highest number of anti-LGBT homicides overall, with the total coming to 25. Of these crimes, 73% of the victims were reported to be LGBT people of color, and 53% of the victims were reported as transgender women....   [tags: violence, transgender equality] 722 words
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Event Paper: Writing on an Event on Campus - ... Many participants in the meeting explained where they were in the extensive, complex process of changing their names on official documents. Furthermore, with summer quickly approaching, many people didn’t know clothing they should wear to reflect their gender identification. In addition, another problem many struggled with was obtaining everyday gender appropriate clothing because parents were reluctant to buy clothing for their child that wasn’t for their birth assigned gender. Most of the people in the group obtained their clothing from others who were going to throw away the clothes or simply did not want or need them anymore....   [tags: transgender community, gender identity] 856 words
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The Socialization and Medicalization of Gender: A Biocultural View - Gender is one of the most socially ingrained social constructs. The rigid enforcement of gender is harshly controlled by the medicalization and what I will refer to as the construction of the illness of gender transgression. I postulate that there are two forms of gender transgression: a general rejection of gender norms and a rejection of these boundaries in manners that do not fit into the dominant script of gender (i.e. deciding to transition). When someone “transgresses” the boundaries of gender in this latter way, I postulate, they are inculcated both by society and by the medical community to conform to a normative trajectory of transition....   [tags: Transgender, Gendered Subjectivity]
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Translating Transgender: A layman's guide to the least-known minority - Translating Transgender: A layman's guide to the least-known minority Who hasn't been told to "just be yourself and people will like you?" It seems like such a simple notion. But what if being yourself could lead to harassment, rejection, isolation, unemployment, homelessness, physical violence, or even death. Not so simple anymore, is it. Sadly, this situation is one that confronts transgendered people worldwide on a daily basis. Laurie Johnson*, a tall, robust Fall River resident who underwent male-to-female sex reassignment surgery in 1998, says that she can hardly leave her house without being hassled....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Gender Papers] 2893 words
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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan - The information acquired over the semester, whether through text or visual media, vividly brought the importance of knowing how one’s gender is identified and developed. Basically, what one needs to know before proceeding to read through this analysis of gender development is that gender identity refers to “one’s sense of oneself as male, female, or transgender” (American Psychological Association, 2006). When one’s gender identity and biological sex are not congruent, the individual may identify as transsexual or as another transgender category (cf....   [tags: gender identity, transgender, sex]
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Hate Crimes: Society Reaction to Change - ... Mike and Paul both performed sexual activities with Gwen with her clothes on because she told them that she was on her period. They boys enjoyed having Gwen around but they had a feeling that Gwen was lying to them about having her period for two week straight. As the guys talked and compared notes, Nicole, one of the boys and Gwen mutual friend, told the guys that Gwen may be male pretending to be a female. They boys could not believe it. If they had sexual relationship with a guy wouldn’t that make them gay as well....   [tags: transgender, lesbians, gay men]
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Special Interest Groups Rally Behind QUILTBAG - Politics dictates how a government or state based system is run, and if its parts are functioning at maximum capacity. At its core, the structure and unspoken hierarchy of politics and religion in the educational system decrees how educational institutions respond to a number of issues including bullying, harassment, and assaults. The goal of politics and to an extend public policy, and special interest groups interested in anti-bullying and QUILTBAG (Queer, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Agender, Gay) education is to identify the minority, define their specific needs, and to create a structure to allow a safe and inclusive learning environment....   [tags: Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay]
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The LGBT Community and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - As of 2015, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to struggle for equal rights held by their straight counterparts. Socially, LGBT persons are subject to discrimination, hate crimes, and stigma, while legally, LGBT persons encounter obstacles that preclude them from basic rights afforded to every other subculture in America. One of the most divisive issues related to LGBT rights has been same-sex marriage, which has been creating conflict both politically and socially dating back to the 1970’s (Finnis, 1997)....   [tags: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender]
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An End to Transphobia - There are 700,000 transgender people in the United States (Gates). Imagine you are one of them. You recently turned nineteen years old, and you are enrolled in university. You are among the luckiest transgender people. Your university chose not to discriminate against you because of your gender identity when you applied. You come from a supportive family, so you have the opportunity to attend university and eventually have a decent-paying job and the ability to support yourself, instead of being kicked out of your childhood home and forced to enter the sex trade to survive, like many transgender youths (Bigelsen)....   [tags: Transgender, United States, LGBTQ]
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The Right to Sexuality - Imagine if you were mistreated, abused or even murdered by your government and its people, purely due to the fact that your sexual orientation is not considered normal. Gay and transgender people are denied many of the basic liberties that we take for granted. In many countries across the world this is the plight of homosexual and transgender people, as they struggle for their Right to Sexuality. The Right to Sexuality is expressed as, “Every woman, man, youth and child has the human right to freedom of sexual orientation....   [tags: netherlands, gay, transgender] 1493 words
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Trans* Representation in Media - Today’s society is reliant upon modern or contemporary media for access to news, information, or visuals on the state of the world among many other things. Both visual and textual media have become platforms that we use to specifically and purposely pursue knowledge or that instills that information to us on a subconscious level that we do not even realize until it’s put to use at a later date (for better or for worse). Media, while very influential and increasingly progressive, still isn’t perfect and when it comes to ‘queer media’ or shows that feature or have an LGBTQ character, there are still certain qualities that those in the community find lacking, stereotypical, or downright humilia...   [tags: LGBTQ, GLAAD, transgender]
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Trangender and the Bathroom - ... Sports teams are characterized by gender for a reason. You are placed to play with and against people who are around your physical strength, men are physically stronger than girls. Allowing a transgender kid into a sports team isn't a wise decision, boys are meant to play with boys and girls to play with girls for a reason. Imagine a eighteen year old boy who claims, that he is a transgender young adult simply so that he can play on a girls basketball team, he will dominate his teammates and automatically be the best on the team....   [tags: rape, privacy, opposite sex]
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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009—Ensuring Equality in the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Workers - For 29 States in the US, it is legal to fire an employee for being gay, lesbian or bisexual. 38 States in the Union have no laws on record preventing discrimination against gender identity or expression—commonly known as transgender. While these statistics may be disheartening for many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals, it is not all doom and gloom. Employment protections and rights for GLBTs have grown exponentially in the past two decades. Fortune 500 companies have helped lead the charge for securing equality for gays and lesbians in the workplace....   [tags: Discrimination, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Never Ending Cycle of Prejudice In U.S.A - America has always struggled with discrimination and prejudice throughout its history. On July 2nd, 1964 the United States took a step in the right direction, when it recognized the principle that all men are created equal with the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The Act outlawed all discrimination formed on the basis of race, religious affiliation, gender or ethnic origin. In addition, it ended racial segregation in educational institutions and in the workplace. However, it can be argued that discrimination and prejudice remain today....   [tags: civil rights act, transgender, religion]
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Repression and Fear of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Americans - Repression and Fear of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender Americans Every June thousands of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender people gather in different locations around the world to celebrate Gay Pride Month with dances, festivals, and marches. The categories of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender are fairly recent; the term "homosexual" used to refer to all individuals of a sexual orientation other than heterosexual. The tradition reached its thirty-fifth anniversary this year, and while the number of participants has skyrocketed since the first march, the rights for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender people have not altered significantly since 1970....   [tags: Sex Gender Homosexual Essays]
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Transitioning to a Better State: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman - ... Transgender portrayal on television is difficult to categorize because overall transgender characters are underrepresented, but among LGBT characters they are greatly overrepresented. Self identified transgender individuals make up only about 0.3% of the adult United States population (Gates 2011). Their overall television representation percentage is unknown, but can be estimated through a 2012-2013 primetime study. A study conducted by GLADD discovered that transgender characters made up 4% of the LGBT characters on cable networks and LGBT characters made up around 4% of all primetime characters (Kane, Gouttebroze & Townsend 2013)....   [tags: LGBT community, negative stereotyping]
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Male and female gender constructs - Our cultural beliefs dictate that there are only two biological sexes corresponding to two genders (Newman, 2001). The male and female constructs often carry with them misconceptions and stereotypes, such as the belief that gender and sex are synonymous or that gender assigned at birth indicates a specific preference for toys, interest, clothes, and eventual erotic attraction (Newman, 2001). Males are expected to exhibit masculine personality traits and be attracted to women while females are expected to exhibit feminine personality traits and be attracted to men....   [tags: Egalitarianism, Gender Differences]
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Language and Relating to the Reader - In reading “Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography” I got a broader prospective on the extremely difficult and emotionally complicated life of a transgender person. Jorgensen’s writing style and perspective give transgender people a gritty, no holds barred voice that garners sympathy and compassion from the reader. In using these tools of the written language Jorgensen is able to relate to the reader on a personal level. Chapter two of Jorgensen’s memoir starts off with a peculiarly all American apple pie feel, which is in stark contrast to what comes to mind when the uneducated, biased reader thinks of the early life of a transgender individual....   [tags: Christine Jorgensen, Autobiography]
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