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Transgender Conformity - ... LGBTI people and their families were increasingly targeted and became the victims of physical harm and discrimination when the Proposition 8 bill was launched (Colombo, p. 85). The ignorance taught in schools that later leaks into laws damage the equality that American society stands by. Instead, ignorance maintains separation and lowers our intelligence. Another part of society that is part of human nature is the need to categorize others to make sense of and interpret others. When a person is born the doctor interprets their sex as either boy or girl depending on which genital organs they possess....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Transgender in Sports - ... Lawless is tall with long blond hair and likes to wear pastel pink lipstick. By all accounts Lana Lawless is all women, except for those three words, “female at birth.” Lawless is a transsexual woman meaning she was “male at birth.” In two associations those three words mean she is unable to compete as a female. Lawless was a 250 lb SWAT policeman in California prior to 2005. That is when she decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery to become female legally. Lawless is a post- operative transsexual....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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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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Transgender Voice Therapy - ... The authors themselves did not list any limitations of the study. In another study by Owen and Hancock (2010) the focus was on perceived voice femininity as it related to various acoustic measures, such as: F0 and semitone range from a speech sample; mean F0 from a sustained /a/ sound; noise to harmonics ratio (NHR); voice perturbation index (VTI); as well as the measured amount of shimmer and jitter. In this descriptive study, the researchers posed the following questions: is there a relationship between acoustic measures and self-reported perceptual measures; is there a relationship between acoustic measures and perceptual measures from a naïve listener; and is there a relationship between the listeners’ ratings of perceived vocal femininity and the speakers’ ratings of either overall femininity or vocal femininity....   [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 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 recognized by society....   [tags: Essays Papers] 3963 words
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Oppression and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - ... Gay and Lesbian research is inquiry that focuses on the lives, experiences, and meanings of those who are socially identified as lesbians; this identity label is temporal, culturally determined, and socially constructed. Today, lesbian refers to women who are primarily sexually and romantically attracted to other women. Lesbian research is indebted to the advances and insights of feminism, a movement for social justice centered on women. Reflecting on this historic connection, lesbian research has attempted to redress the imbalance of attention to dominant groups in traditional inquiry by calling attention to and countering the invisibility of lesbians through sustained investigation....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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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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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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Transgender Issues in Patriarchy, a Look at "Boys Don't Cry" - The film, Boys Don't Cry, Kimberly Pierce's brilliant work of 1999, is the true story of, Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, played by Hillary Swank, who created a male identity for herself. Brandon was born in 1972 and died at the hopelessly young age of 21. The actual story takes place within the last two weeks of Brandon's life, in 1993. The movie, a dramatized documentary, was released in 1999. Brandon is a transgendered individual; he was born a female, but feels that he would be happier living as a man....   [tags: Gender Studies] 1543 words
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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 Mercury Symbol - The Mercury Symbol My mom’s former boyfriend Rick, now known as Andrea, became a woman over a decade ago. Andrea is a transgender person whom the Mercury symbol represents. For transgender people, the Mercury symbol stands for their personal inner striving to become the gender they feel they were meant to be, equality, and pride. Happily, Andrea and my mom have remained friends since she became a woman. For many people who cross the gender line, acceptance does not always come so easily....   [tags: Sex Gender Crossdresser Transsexual Essays] 925 words
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Making the Cut - Making the Cut In response to the failure of the International Bill of Gender Rights to pass congress in the fall of 2010, I propose a film that challenges society to examine the controversies surrounding gender identity construction and transgender people (Phyllis Randolph Frye, Esq., 1.) My film, "Making the Cut," is based loosely on the true story of Johns Hopkins Hospital case study "Joan/John," and chronicles the life of athlete Carla/Carlos Garcia (Diamond, 1). The film uses the example of sport as an indication that society is not yet ready to fully accept transgender individuals into its community....   [tags: Women Gender Issues Essays] 1007 words
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Male and female gender constructs - ... The suppression of puberty using gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs (GnRHa) may be prescribed for adolescents aged 12-16 years old who have 1) “have suffered with extreme lifelong gender dysphoria, are psychologically stable, and live in a supportive home” 2) reached Tanner stage 2 or 3, and 3) reached pubertal levels of sex hormones (Delemarre-van de Waal & Cohen-Kettenis, 2006). Early hormonal treatment can reduce the amount of invasive surgical procedures that may be required with later sex reassignment....   [tags: Egalitarianism, Gender Differences]
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California Needs Prison Health Care Reform - California, the Golden State, a place where people from around the world come to for the consistent sunshine, and fun-filled atmosphere. California is home to the largest prison population in the United States. There are now thirty-three institutions, which house approximately 170,000 inmates. According to the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO), it costs taxpayers about $51,000 per a year to house, feed, clothe, and provide healthcare for each inmate. The health care costs about $16,000, which includes, dental, medical, speciality care, mental health, and medication for each inmate (LAO, 18 Mar 2010)....   [tags: prisons, healthcare]
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Causes of Depression - ... Extremely severe cases included physical harm, sexual assault and rape. In the midst of their disorientation they struggled to find a balance, which lead to depression. Additionally, they lacked access to gender specific health care and faced discrimination when seeking medical treatment (1980-88). Additionally, Jones, Gupta, Murphy and Norris highlighted the vulnerability of people with limited access to resources in Mexico — in the periodical on “Post-Disaster Mental Health”. They collected information on two storm impacted cities and four control cities in Mexico....   [tags: Psychology]
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Sexual Identity - ... Many music and films showing this fact that public started to accept homosexuality. For example, a popular Russian singer group called t.A.T.u showed as lesbian group, and many of their songs are trying to praise homosexuality. Although their sexuality was proved to be fake later and it is just a gimmick to try to get attention from young people, their success proved once again that homosexuality started being accepted. And this attendance showed in other part of the world: a homosexual album called ‘touch together’ was released in Taiwan; in Canada, a band called ‘The Hidden Camera’ which is a gay band know by ‘gay church folk music’ (B....   [tags: Gay Homosexuality]
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University Living as the Third Gender - University Living as the Third Gender In Thailand, they are called Kateoy or “Ladyboys.” In Burma, they are the Hijra and have the power to bless a child with fertility or curse it with impotence. In America, they are called transgendered, but the definition of the word is hard to pin down. “There are as many ways to be trans as there are trans people,” said Michael*, a 21-year-old Newton resident to Northeastern University’s bisexual, lesbian, gay, straight, transgendered, queer and questioning alliance (NuBiLAGA) meeting on Nov....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1773 words
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Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues - Treatment of Homosexuals in Reality and Pop Culture - Treatment of Homosexuals in Reality and Pop Culture   The topic of homosexuality elicits many reactions. It is forever played upon in pop culture for it's shock value if nothing else. Some demonize it, holding things like religion as proving, "alternative lifestyles," to be wrong. Some have erotisied homosexuality as in many of Anne Rice's vampire novels. Some laugh at homosexuality or people who are homosexual, calling it, "weird". Some react violently, as in the case of Matthew Shepard. And yet others have gradually turned towards acceptance shown (debatably) in such movies as, " To Wong-Fu Love Julie Newmar" and " In and Out"....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Homophobia - Educating Against Heterosexism - Homophobia - Educating Against Heterosexism Homophobia. It is defined as an irrational fear of sexual minorities including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transexual individuals. It exists in our society, although at times it seems that our safe haven within the "university bubble" contains people that are both rational and educated preventing homophobia from becoming a reality. Denying that homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation are problems and identifying them as issues for "other" people can be extremely problematic....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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Narrative as Determination of the Future Anterior - Narrative as Determination of the Future Anterior Narrative, it seems banal to observe, opens a space. This space is not so much a place of play for unlimited possibilities (although in the best of possible worlds it might yet be) as somewhere determined, always, in advance, by the future anterior: what will have happened and how it will already have taken place lure us through stories to their ends, become the end that shines through from the very start. Reading for the ending: in narrative, the end justifies the means; the end is the means....   [tags: Narratives Writing Transsexuals Gender Essays]
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Social Work Values, Principles and Ethics - ... The social service worker should focuses less on the client sexuality, in order for the client to receive the necessary service he or she requested from the counsellor. Another example of diversity within the GLBT population would be a senior who is gay and needs access to retirement homes that will cater to his or her needs, therefore it is the responsibility of the educator or counsellor to see the issue at hand and not the client sexuality. Cultural competence is important when dealing with the GLBT population....   [tags: Socia Work LGBT]
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Evolution of Aesthetic Medicine and its Implications on Modern Society - Throughout this century, the term natural beauty has taken a wide variety of definitions. Aesthetic treatments are rapidly becoming socially sought after in large urbanized communities, and this craze is rapidly progressing towards a flawless sales tactic for all cosmetic surgeons and media alike—proclaiming that one should invest in themselves. What was once seen as treatment for individuals in dire need is now evolving into a marketable service rendered to those with the means to obtain it. It is clear that demand for aesthetic surgery has skyrocketed in recent years, an increase caused by modern marketing tactics, technological development, as well as the modern idea of individualism and self-expression through artificial body modification....   [tags: Medical Science]
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Human Sexuality:From Birth or Developed - Human Sexuality: From Birth or Developed Abstract In the beginning God created Adam and then Eve from Adam’s rib. According to God’s word and plan women were created for men. In Genesis 2:20-22 it states but for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages - ... That fifty-two dollars goes to the state, so every marriage that is completed in the state of Washington will give the state an extra fifty-two dollars. So wouldn’t the state of Washington want as much extra funding they can get. In 2008, when San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome allowed same-sex marriages, approximately eighteen-thousand same-sex marriages just between May and November were performed (Gay). Now let us imagine that if Washington state were to start issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples, and that the state would perform the same number of same-sex marriages that California had in that short seven months in a year....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Don’t Be a Sissy: Achieving Equality in America’s Public Schooling System - ... The consequences of leaving this problem to grow are dire, even though it may not be immediately apparent. Allowing any sort of discrimination is truly dehumanizing, as the act itself shows that those affected are inferior. A child who is confronted with the idea that their natural self is ‘wrong’ is going to think of themselves as defective, and will come to believe that, no matter how hard they work or how kind they are to others, they may never truly be accepted as a worthy human being. As a nation that prides itself on inalienable rights for every citizen, America must admit that equality is more important than the fear of offending closed-minded individuals....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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Gay Marriage and Other Issues Surrounding the LGBT Community - ... In the late 1970s, groups of people who strongly opposed homosexuality began to compete with gay right activists and leaders to win over the hearts of the American people and spread the word on their anti-gay lifestyle. The struggle that LGBT people faced three decades ago, are still being faced today by the new generation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning groups and their allies. Currently, only a handful of states allow gay marriages. These states are Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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How Bodies Relate to Sexuality - ... The UC-Santa Barbara students note that “everyone needs to use bathrooms, but only some of us have to enter into complicated political and architectural negotiations in order to use them” (Chess 189). Because of their physical limitations, some individuals require areas that are compliant with their needs, and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted to ensure that all public buildings would meet such requirements. Although many buildings appear to comply with the ADA, once they are actually inspected, one realizes that it is nearly impossible for one with disabilities to maneuver these so-called handicap accessible areas....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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We Are All Equal - ... Charles M. Blow, whom discussed this issue in his article “Real Men and Pink Suits,” somewhat excused Martin, but did not fail to mention the fact that there is no space for these type of opinions in today’s society because “there are too many bruised ribs and black eyes and buried bodies for the targets of this violence to just lighten up and laugh.” Blow presents and elaborates on Martin previous comments in which he had “compared homosexuals to adulterers, disobedient children, alcoholics and thieves” (qtd....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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The NASW Position Statement on Gays and Lesbians and the Students Perspective - ... I can recall only a few remarks made in secrete about homosexuals. I remember how I did not understand why others did not like someone because they were different. I did not grasp the concept that people of the same sex were having sexual relationships until it hit home. A very close family member had what I thought of as a best friend. I really did not see anything wrong with them sleeping in the same bed. I remember thinking, I slept in the same be with my sister all the time. But realization hit hard when a mean persons attempt to hurt me reveal that the family member in question was having sex with her best friend....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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Homosexuality: Equal Rights For All - ... “The term gender has been increasingly used to distinguish between sex as biological and gender as socially and culturally constructed. However, it ignores the existence of persons who do not fit neatly into the biological or social categories of women and men, such as intersex, transgender, transsexual people and hijras.” (Esplen & Jolly, 2006) With an imperfect society that has different opinions and beliefs, thus the social construction of gender changes with the society. For instance, women are restricted to wearing skirts and dresses during the pre-modern eras, whereas for now, women are allowed to wear pants, jeans and shorts whenever they want to....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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The Spark of the Stonewall Riot - ... Times have changed; those passages in the bible were written over two thousand years ago. If they truly believed in the Bible, they would have realized that we are all God’s children and are constantly reminded to “love thy neighbor”. If extremists are calling homosexuality an “abomination”, are they not being hypocritical since they have committed an “abomination” by not “loving their neighbor” and not “honoring all of God’s creations”. These individuals fear what they do not understand; they are homophobic....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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The Social Construction of Gender - ... The qualities that are expected in boys and girls are passed down by members of society, and taught through activities and actions that are deemed appropriate for each gender. Examples of this socialization are seen everywhere, such as fast food restaurants, where children's meals come with either a “boy” or “girl” toy. Girls are given dolls, while boys are given toy cars. Barbies are marketed to girls, while Hot Wheels are sold to boys. Children who prefer the toy not associated with their gender are viewed as odd, or abnormal, it seems this is especially true with boys....   [tags: Gender Roles]
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Hate Crimes: A Trend That Never Goes Out of Style - Hate crimes usually occur when a person is targeted because of their skin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, or gender identity. “Hate crimes” generally refers to a criminal act that is motivated by hate by one or more conditions involving physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, and offensive graffiti or letters. Concern about hate crimes has increased among policymakers in the recent years, but this type of crime is not new it has happened in the past multiple times....   [tags: racism, prejudice, racial profiling] 555 words
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Museum Sterotypes - Historically, museums have excluded too many people. I want to eradicate the pervasive mind-set that “certain people just don’t visit museums.” Today, in an era of public discourse characterized by instantaneous updating and dynamic participation, a savvy public shares knowledge and gains understanding about the experiences of others at the click of a mouse. The Internet, digital media, video games, content sharing, and social networking enhance and create new methods of learning. Regrettably, museums – the giants of knowledge – have fallen behind in regard to inclusiveness, technological innovation, and representation of diverse experiences....   [tags: Prejudice] 692 words
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Mexico and the Quest for Economic Improvement - Mexico and the Quest for Economic Improvement Karl Marx once stated, “ A commodity appears at first sight, a very trivial thing and easily understood. It’s analysis shows that it is in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.” Ironically, Marx would have never anticipated the conflict over queer space that I am going to detail. The commodification of Aguascalientes, Mexico has been nonetheless a very queer thing indeed. The space in Aguascalientes has been torn apart by competing ideals surrounding sexuality and gay and lesbian identity, yet both sides in this competition have a common interest: selling a specific commodity—namely, the space of Aguascalientes In September 2000, Mr....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2188 words
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Transgenderism and Feminism - Judith Halberstam’s lecture focused on the issues regarding transgenderism/transsexualism, feminism/trans feminism (FTM), and the relationships between them. The lecture mainly addressed the necessity of trans feminism and reasons for its absence in the present queer and feminist communities. Trans feminism is necessary for all trans individuals. Leaving femininity behind creates a problem for FTMs. Growing up; they were subject to the same challenges that other young women faced. In fact, they most likely still do face obstacles on top of the challenges that come with not fitting in a “socially proper” category of gender....   [tags: essays research papers] 900 words
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How Does Buddhism Relate And Help To Formulate A Local Understanding Of Transsexuals In Thailand - How does Buddhism relate and help to formulate a local understanding of Transsexuals in Thailand. Thailand beholds the highest rate of Transsexuals throughout the world. According to Sam Winter, the numbers differ from about 10,000 to (unofficial) 300,000. Even if the number of 10,000 was "an accurate one, it would still represent an incidence substantially above that estimated for transgender in most other parts of the world" (6). To explain the case for this high number of transsexuals, I will refer to the impact of localization of Buddhism in Thailand and how it leads to the understanding of transsexuals in the current day....   [tags: Religion Buddhism Gender] 1873 words
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Interest Group Politics and Collective Action - Interest Group Politics and Collective Action The Human Rights Campaign is the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group in the nation. With over 400,000 members, the group is able to lobby very effectively in Washington and has an impressive legislative record. The HRC began in 1980 as a fund to raise money for gay-supportive congressional candidates. It was meant to be a response to the successful right-wing groups at the time, including the National Conservative Political Action Committee and Moral Majority....   [tags: Homosexuality Human Rights Campaign Essays]
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Opening the Closet Door - As we move through our daily lives, most people at some time experience a sense of disconnection, of not conforming to the box. When these challenges come in the form of sexual orientation they can create a great deal of confusion, fear, and resentment. It can become a lifelong journey to sort these out, not only for the person in the dilemma, but their families as well. In her poem “In the Counselor’s Waiting Room,” Bettie Sellers touches on many of these issues. The guilt associated with being discovered with the “quiet girl down the hall,” the rejection of that lifestyle by her family, and the narrator’s own sense of confusion over this “outing” are revealed in this brief thirteen line poem ( line 9)....   [tags: Literature Review] 716 words
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Gay Marriage in the USA: Tides of Change - ... The modern great effort to recognize the rights of the LGBT community was strengthened with the event known as the “Stonewall Riots” of 1969. The police attacked a gay bar in the city of New York, trying to intimidate them, something that was very common during this time period. Customers protested and fought the police, after being threatened and harassed and beaten, attracting a large crowd that turned into a six-day riot. This became impetus for gay, lesbian, and transgendered people to become more vocal and politically active....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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The Worth of a Child:Child Labor Trafficking - “Police and social workers say that more than 20,000 people are brought into the United States each year by exploitative labor traffickers and that at least half the victims are children” (Startribune, 2009, paragraph 1). This number only includes the definite amount of victims that authority figures have identified as victims. It does not take in account for all of the unreported victims which are currently working as slaves or even possibly deceased from being beaten to death. And, according to the Star Tribune, each year, more than 10,000 of these victims, trafficked into the United States, are children....   [tags: social workers, child labor, trafficking, ]
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Same-Sex Adoption - Change the World Imagine that you are with the person of your dreams. They are smart, sweet, intelligent, your parents even approve of them. You have gotten to the point in your relationship where you want to have a family, but like lots of families in the US, you are not able to conceive a child, so you do what any loving couple would do, you try to adopt a child. You get dressed up, get your papers together and go to the adoption agency only to find out that it is illegal for you to adopt a child....   [tags: Parenting, argumentative, persuasive] 941 words
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Looking into the Mirrior: Homosexuals' Human Rights in the USA - Key Words • Homosexuality-The romantic or sexual attraction or behavior of members of the same sex. • No Child Left Behind- An act that went into effect January 2001 it is a standard based reform program aimed at making all students proficient by the year 2014. • Equity- Fairness in regards to all people. • Homophobia- The fear of a person who is attracted to someone of the same sex. • GLBT- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Religious Affiliation- To be connected to an organization that proclaims morality and equality for all....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, rights,] 1397 words
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The Harmful Effects of Juvenile Prostitution - Juvenile prostitution is a great problem and not many people are aware of it. In some cases juvenile prostitution start as a voluntary act but in other cases there are grills ho are being kidnap just with the purpose of selling them for sex. I personally pick to inform you about juvenile prostitution because I am interested in making a difference in our teenager’s world I want them to walk freely on the street. I am tired of seeing how people take advantage of inoffensive and inexperience teenagers....   [tags: Juvenile Prostitution, Prostitution, Criminal Just]
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We Are All Equal in Canada, No Matter our Sexuality -           Gay, lesbian, heterosexual, homosexual, transgender, means we should all be treated equally. We are all humans of the same race and deserve a right to freedom. Which means we should be able to choose who we want to marry. Love is a powerful word and as well as marriage,. They both contradict eachother. Some say if you are in love you do not need to be legally married to show it. Others may say opposite. But the questions that many ask is should same sex marriges be aloud in Canada. My answer to this question is yes....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive] 1150 words
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Working for the future National Museum of American LGBT History & Culture - Historically, museums and galleries have excluded too many people. I want to eradicate the pervasive assumption that “certain people just don’t visit museums.” In a modern era of public discourse characterized by instantaneous updating and dynamic participation, a savvy public shares knowledge and relays experience with the click of a mouse. The Internet, digital media, video games, and social networking offer new approaches to learning and understanding others. Regrettably, many museums – the giants of knowledge – have fallen behind in regard to inclusiveness, technological innovation, and representation of diverse experiences....   [tags: Career Goals] 852 words
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