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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hate Crimes Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Individuals - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals people make up more than ten percent of the population; that means if you are sitting in a classroom of thirty, then more than three of those people are LGBT individuals. However, this overwhelmingly large minority group continues to be one of the least protected by the government as well as most heavily targeted by discrimination and hate crimes. Regardless of the powerful shift in public opinion concerning LGBT individuals during the last twenty years, the laws concerning hate crimes have remained invariable....   [tags: LGBT Hate Crimes] 1191 words
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Story of A Transgender Woman: Nong Toom - Make(ing) Up Gender The lights flashed on and off twice indicating that the show was about to begin. The excited audience crowded together into compact rows of folding seats. The bar, located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, stank of stale Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and cheap whiskey. The walls were covered with decapitated and mutilated mannequins with messages like “Fuck Gender. Just Fuck PEOPLE!” written in permanent marker. As an alluring song began to play the performer took the stage; his dark green army uniform was perfectly contoured around his muscular form, a large bulge in his pants was plainly visible, and his mustache was thick and black....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women, Men]
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusion - What is equality. Is it just a political nomenclature or an ideological concept. Or is about working towards creating a fairer society in which each individual can enjoy his/her rights and freedom without any judgement considering that “[w]e will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.” Will Rogers (1924, p210). The task of this is essay is not so much to find the bona fide implications of the word “equality”, but rather to clarify its meaning towards individuals....   [tags: LGBT Inclusion]
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Dictating the Sexes- Removal of Gender Roles - Pink is for girls, and blue is for boys; tends to be a default for raising children based on their initial sex at birth. However, I propose that such a limiting standard be removed much as girls should play with barbies and makeup; and boys should play football or with monster trucks. In today's day and age, sex and gender now seem to rarely match up now with more teenagers seeing themselves as being homosexuals and being in a generation that allows people to be more open than in previous ones. There is also more acceptance towards transgendered individuals for the coming years....   [tags: gender stereotype, homsexual, transgender]
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Improving Justice for Transgendered People - There are many misconceptions and surrounding what it means to be a transgendered person. Some may assume that transgendered people are just confused, that perhaps a “butch” woman got pushed over the edge – or the same for a flamboyant man. But this is not so, once you consider all the diversity of trans people as a whole – there are feminine transgender men, as are there masculine transgender women. The stereotype for trans men or women, as it were, is usually highly inaccurate. A transgendered person is simply someone whose self-identity does not conform unambiguously to conventional male or female gender....   [tags: Murder Rate, Legal Protection]
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Hijras and AIDS - What are Hijras. Are they male or female. Hijras believe that they are neither male nor female (Patel, 2010). Hijras struggle with their social status, some are accepted and some are excluded, it depends on the location (Patel, 2010). Because of the struggle with social status, some Hijras go into sex work, which brings into play HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection’s. According to Abdullah, Hijras are a major source of spreading various STIs (Abdullah, et al., 2012). In 1999, there were somewhere between 2.5 and three million people with HIV or AIDS in India (Patel, 2010)....   [tags: Transgenders, Social Status]
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Depiction of Trans Women in Mainstream Television - The depiction of trans women in mainstream television has been offensive, insulting and derogatory, and it can be argued that this depiction reflects mainstream and heteronormative America’s opinions on transgender life. Television has presented trans women as imposters, placing them into two categories: deceptive or pathetic. The GLAAD article “Victims or Villains: Examining Ten Years of Transgender Images on Television,” examines over 100 episodes on mainstream television that contained transgender characters since 2002....   [tags: Offensive, Insulting, Derogatory, Television]
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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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Besides Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy - A livable world is defined from the society you participate in everyday life. We as people make laws and regulations for situations that may or may not happen. This is because humans are imperfect and full of flaws. Laws and regulations are the guidelines for properly living in a society that dictates to the mass instead of hearing individual concern. Then again what is it meant to be “imperfect”. Who designates the description behind being perfect. This is what I believe is “the norm” or normal way of life of a society....   [tags: sexual orientation, social norms, Judith Butler]
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Femisim, Sexual and Gender Equality - Feminism/Gender and Orientational Equality Even though many say that the idea of allowing same sex would be against God's will, and that women are also the lesser sex of the two binary genders, as well that it is unnatural for people to be transgender, everyone, regardless of gender (binary or otherwise) and Sexual/Romantic orientations, deserves equal rights in all cases. Because in only seventeen of fifty states, homosexual couples have marriage rights. This leaves thirty-three states with those who want to marry someone of same gender unable to be legally wed....   [tags: LGBTA, CEDAW]
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Commentary on Film: TransAmerica - ... Things get worse as they continue driving; their car is taken by a “peyote shaman” and in the car was all of Toby’s money and Bree’s hormone pills. Down on their luck, a kind passer-by picks them up and they wind up at a bar. At this bar we are introduced to Calvin, a local rancher who takes interest in Bree. While talking with Calvin, Toby sneaks off to get money by prostituting himself to get money to get to LA. Calvin ends up taking the dynamic duo to Bree’s parents’ house. Bree’s family has not seen her since she was once Stanley....   [tags: Gender, Homosexuality]
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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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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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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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Government Indifference In Honduras - Government Indifference In Honduras In Honduras, the murder capital of the world, many human rights are violated. According to the article "After the Coup,” by Human Rights Watch, Honduras is under the rule of President Purifio Lobo, who took office in 2010. In Honduras there is a high rate of crime but a low justice rate as well due to the government silencing the writers and reporters who oppose the government’s views and policies. In the Article The Eye of the Storm; “Violence in Honduras” by Human Rights Watch, it was said that last year Honduran Citizens are 80 times more likely than Western Europeans to be murdered, making Honduras the most violent country in the world....   [tags: human rights, justice, crime, violation, murder]
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Gay Rights Movement - Gay Rights Movement Have you ever thought how much progress the LGBT community has made and how it affects other people. The gay rights movement was and is currently a movement that “strives to end all discrimination towards the LGBT community” (Redlingshafer). As early as 1924, the Society for Human Rights in Chicago becomes United States’ earliest known gay rights organization (“Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement”). However, most people recognize the Stonewall riot in 1969 as being the beginning of the gay rights movement....   [tags: LGBT, discrimination, Hope Speech, Harvey Milk]
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Morality of Sexuality - In our society there are many hate crimes and senseless murders against targeted citizens. In a story from CNN, a twenty year old, African American man was brutally beat by four aggressors, while walking into a convenience store. When he came out he was jumped unexpectedly by men outside the store. While assaulting the man they yelled “no faggots in Jack City”. Jack City is nickname for a suburban area in Atlanta, Georgia where the assailants lived. Humiliation played a big part in this incident because while Brandon White was being assaulted, non-violent participants where videotaping the whole incident (Basu, Moni, Police Arrest...)....   [tags: Religion, homosexuality, New Testament]
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The Queer Prison Abolitionist Movement - It would be misguided to discuss queer prison abolitionist movements without first thoroughly examining the place of the prison system in the neoliberal imperial project of enemy production (both inside and outside the boundaries of the state). The contemporaneous production of exterior and interior enemies (terrorists and criminals respectively), movement toward and legislation for ostensible (and, importantly, homonormative) queer “equality,” the criminalization of radical activism through increased surveillance, torture, disappearance, and imprisonment, and the exponential growth in the transnationally funded prison system is symptomatic of what, in the article “Intimate Investments,” Ann...   [tags: Prison Abolitionist, Inhumane Treatment]
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Perception of the Employed Sexual Minorities on Their Inclusion in Workplace - As reported in various studies, homosexual orientation is common in almost every culture and every society. In India the number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) are approximately 42-84 million. An understanding of the issues faced by LGBT to the workplace starts with the recognition that a diverse and inclusive business environment is directly linked to enhanced business performance. Peoples' Union for Civil Liberties, Karnataka (PUCL-K) reports that discrimination against sexuality minorities is embedded at workplaces....   [tags: lgbt, banglore, employee resource, inclusion]
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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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Gender Identity Disorder and the Family - Walking down the street, Skylar seems like an ordinary man going about his daily business, but looks can be deceiving. Skylar was originally born as a female, and feeling he was supposed to be a male, started transitioning to male at the age of 16. “He’d just been burdened with a body that needed medical and surgical adjustments so that it could reflect the gender he knew himself to be,” writes Margaret Talbot (2013). Skylar’s family was very accepting, as they had already expected this from the time he was quite young....   [tags: Transsexualism]
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Discrimination in America - According to research that has been conducted by The Indiana Civil Right Commission (2012) between October 2010 and October 2011, 58% of participants experienced some sort of discrimination. Discrimination can be defined as treating people differently, negatively or adversely without having a good reason. It is an act making distinction in favor of or against a person based on their group, class or category. There are four major types of discrimination which are gender discrimination, racial and ethnic discrimination, age discrimination and disability discrimination....   [tags: Racial Discrimination]
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The Spark of the Stonewall Riot - For many generations, especially in North America, homosexuality was not accepted in any way, shape, or form. Many believed that it was a medical illness that was curable, when in reality, people were, and still are, ignorant and could not come to terms that everyone in this world is different from one another. For many instances of being treated unjust, many individuals in the gay community did not want to “expose” themselves and remained in the “closet”. As means to make gays and lesbians proud and take a stand for who they are, a movement spread across internationally....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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The Social Construction of Gender - In the United States, our concept of gender, and the differences between men and women, have deep traditional roots. Men are supposed to be strong individuals, who support and defend their families. Women are seen as nurturing, and motherly, more gentle and tame. We believe so strongly that the two genders are entirely separate, with such completely different traits, that it almost seems that men and women are just born with different qualities. But is this really the case. Are girls really born with the genes to prefer pink and Barbie dolls, while boys are genetically predisposed to act like warriors and defend their families....   [tags: Gender Roles]
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Social Work Values, Principles and Ethics - Many Canadians remains largely divided in its views of the GLBT population. Some believes that the GLBT population should have equal opportunities as heterosexuals, and should have right to same-sex marriages, the right to adopt children, access to the same tax benefits and health care, while others believe otherwise. The GLBT refers collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and throughout this paper GLBT will be used. Gays and lesbian are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with people of the same sex, while bisexual are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with both male and female, and transgender are people who are bor...   [tags: Socia Work LGBT]
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The NASW Position Statement on Gays and Lesbians and the Students Perspective - There are many issues that interfere with the health and happiness of those within the Gay and Lesbian community. The National Association Position Statement on Gays and Lesbians is as attempt to abolish such issues within the social work practice. One place that individuals of any sexual orientation practice should feel safe is with those who have chosen the field of social work as a means to helping the oppressed. Social workers must be aware of their own personal beliefs and values when it comes to the fear of and the misrepresentation of working with this divers group....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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Don’t Be a Sissy: Achieving Equality in America’s Public Schooling System - The fight for full equality has gone on for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. People of color, the mentally and physically ill, and the disadvantaged have all struggled for equal rights in the face of discrimination, and for the most part, they have won. Very few people today will witness someone in a wheelchair and claim that he is less of a person than one who is able to stand. Yet, there are people all across the country, of any race, age, and manner of health, who still struggle to this day....   [tags: Discrimination ]
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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...   [tags: Medical Science]
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Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment: Analysis of a Policy Issue - 1. Introduction Sexuality and gender identity issues have had a long history in the fields of mental health and public policy. There has been much debate surrounding the inclusion of issues related to gender and sexual identity in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual since its initial stages of development (Drescher, 2010). Debates in this field of interest have been fragmented between several stakeholders (Ehrbar, 2010). This fragmentation has created complications in the process of developing United States policies that are inclusive of individuals with gender identities that do not match the gender to which they were assigned at birth....   [tags: gender identity, mental health, sexuality]
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Gay Marriage and Other Issues Surrounding the LGBT Community - When it comes to dealing with gay marriage and the issues surrounding gay rights, there is one question on everyone’s mind, “Can we outlaw hate?” Elton John once said, “There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.” This quote shows the minority opinion when dealing with homosexuality or homosexual marriage. To better understand the reason for such prejudice against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, we must first explore the history that surrounds it....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Unelected Representation of LGBTI Community in Slovak Republic - Introduction Every day, throughout the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people face violence, harassment and discrimination because they reject socially imposed gender roles and because they have intimate relationships with same sex partners. LGBTI activism has had increasing and intensifying tendencies for the last hundread years, and is still becoming stronger and more widespread. The main aims of the activists is to get rid of homophobia, and discrimination in all of its aspects....   [tags: LGBT Essays]
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The Spark That Lit the Gay Rights Movement - As New York City was waking up on Saturday, June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village. The raid led to riots and protests that lasted several days. Such police harassment was hardly uncommon at the time, but this particular raid proved to be the last straw. What could have been a quickly forgotten brawl instead became “the beginning of the modern struggle for gay civil rights” (Teal). The Stonewall Riots pushed the gay rights movement to the forefront of hot-button topics in the United States, where it has remained ever since (Teal)....   [tags: gay rights, stonewall riots, same sex couples]
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Equality in the Workplace: Whose Rights are Right? - “From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor’s rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.”(Schurz). This quote by Carl Schurz, who died in 1906, still rings true for today’s battle of protection of sexual identity and orientation in the workplace. (American). A report on “discrimination and its effects” shows that 27% of LGB employees were harassed at work while 78% of transgender people reported some type of employment related harassment.(Sears and Mallory)....   [tags: LGBT community, discriminatory practices, bible]
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Human Sexuality: God Created Woman for Man - 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. Marriage is designed to be sacred between men and women....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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America the Free: A Battle for Equality - INTRODUCTION Is it religious reasoning or personal disgust. Whatever it is, the issue of gay rights seems to stir controversy no matter where the topic arises. As American people we are all taught, that each individual is granted a set of rights, in which no government can take away. Through the centuries many of our ancestors have fought and died for theses rights. From the Battle of Lexington to the desert mountain ranges of Iraq, our country men and women spilt blood for this interpretation of what we call American Freedom....   [tags: Gay Marriage, Political Policy]
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Discrimination and Inequality in the LGBT Community - One has constructed this essay in a manner in which the reader will be able to appreciate the motives of discrimination and inequality, and when they could take place; as well as the definition and the impact they have, not only on the LGBT community but society as a whole. Throughout this essay, one will attempt to identify the manifestation of inequality in the modern society, which in spite of everything is still occurring even after the Equality Act 2010 has come into practice and it introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)....   [tags: social issues, rights in the work place]
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The Discussion of Homosexuality in Comic Books - The discussion of homosexuality in comic books has a long history, reaching back to 1954, when German-American psychiatrist Frederick Wertham published Seduction of the Innocent, a book that warned about the negative effect of popular literature. The book was a minor bestseller and was taken seriously at the time, creating alarm in parents with the claim that reading the crime-, superhero- and horror comics that contain descriptions of violence, sex, drug use and other adult themes, children will be encouraged to similar behavior (Wikipedia)....   [tags: homosexuality, comic books]
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Discrimination Against the LGBT Community in Malaysia - In Malaysia , discrimination against members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community reached new levels of intensity ; sodomy remained a crime. In fact, the Government maintained its refusal to consider repeal of article 377A-B of the penal code, which criminalises “carnal intercourse against the order of nature”and punishes it with the penalty of imprisonment for a term extendable to twenty years. Throughout 2013 a government-backed musical aiming to warn young people about the perils of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender sparked wide controversy over its potential to incite hatred ....   [tags: rights, civil liberties, violation, discrimination]
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The Right to Love in Modern Society - What does same-sex marriage mean. What is happening in the world today that is prohibiting same-sex marriage. Why do people get so fired up about this subject. What does one do to get involved in the marriage equality movement. All of these questions are something that one might ask if one is just learning about what same-sex marriage is and how it affects one’s life. The truth behind the matter is, one shouldn’t be affected at all, if a person of one gender decides to marry another person of that gender or not....   [tags: same-sex marriage, equality, LGBT]
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Needs Assessment of LGBTQI Health Literacy - Analysis of Learner Needs to Achieve Competence in LGBTQI Health Concepts Summary of Instructional Problem The healthcare needs of Americans are increasingly complex and healthcare reforms are charging providers at all levels to achieve significant improvements in the quality of the care provided. Standards of nursing care mandated by various practice and regulatory agencies such as the American Nurses Association (ANA), state licensing bodies, The Joint Commission (TJC) and facility practice policies required registered nurses to maintain competence in the care of individuals and families of diverse cultural backgrounds....   [tags: culturally competent care]
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Federal Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages - The United States has always been a country that people from all over the world have flocked to, to avoid the hardships and the tyrannies of their native lands. We pride ourselves on being the “land of the free”, and yet we cannot seem to give the simple right of marriage to the members of our gay community. The very first lines of the document of which our country was founded upon states that: “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Is the right to marry whom you wish not a part of each of these rights listed....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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How Bodies Relate to Sexuality - When thinking of sexuality, hetero- and homosexuality are the first concepts that come to mind. Rather than considering the number of emotional and physical attachments that are also involved, it is a common belief that one's sexuality consists only of their sexual desires. Because society has put the homosexual umbrella over any individual who does not claim to be heterosexual, many people are unaware of the diverse lifestyles that are a part of a melting pot culture. As a result, it is oftentimes a subconscious act to make assumptions about these sub-sexualities....   [tags: Sexuality ]
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Homosexuality: Equal Rights For All - INTRODUCTION Human beings are born with a nature to judge the things around them in one way or another. We complain, murmur and gossip about what is not normal or even normal in our sight. Yet, we struggle to see how others think about us and always fail look at ourselves first before judging and criticizing others. The measures of normality, intelligence, beauty and peculiarity are very subjective and we as humans are the inventors of these yardsticks. Yet, repeatedly we think that the principles of our measurement are perfect but we as mortal beings are not anywhere near perfect....   [tags: Sexual Issues]
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Case Study of Chase Corrolin - Agency Context and Background The Agency The LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center exists on the Newark campus of Rutgers University. The acronym LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning. The mission of this agency is to provide support for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students on campus, as well as allies of the community. Currently the Resource Center is operating out of renovated closet space in Conklin Hall. It is a very recent addition to Rutgers Newark....   [tags: Diversity Resource Center, LGBTQ]
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Historical Development of Professional Associations - There are several professional spectrums that can be categorized under the human services career field. For example, legal professionals can be very vital to the human services profession whether it is for inter-professional collaborations or for professional legal counseling. This can be found true, when taking a look at an organizational chart for any state agency’s Department of Human Resources (DHR) and/or Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) organization chart. The ultimate goal of these professions is to serve their clients while promoting and enhancing diversity within our communities as well as eliminating all forms of discriminations....   [tags: LGBT Bar Association, bullying]
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We Are All Equal - We are all born the same way: as humans, and therefore deserve the same rights and acceptance as long as we all follow the laws and comply with the norms set to protect all individuals. But throughout history certain groups of people have faced discrimination, segregation, and injustice because they are of a specific race, skin color and/or culture that some of us consider to be part of a lower category of human beings, as well as the fact of holding different beliefs and ideals along with preferences when it comes to things such as gender and choice of lifestyle....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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The Art of Drag - For centuries, drag queens and kings have been a source of entertainment for many people around the world. Much like theater, drag shows are purely for entertainment and require an abundant amount of time and energy. Although many of the performers are homosexual, there are many misconceptions in regards to their lifestyle, sexuality, and morals. The art of drag is very versatile and represents much more than just dressing up. For hundreds of years, men have been on stage dressing as women. This can be dated back as far back as the thirteenth century, when the church disapproved of women actors but allowed males to disguise as the opposite sex....   [tags: drag queens, sexuality, transvestism, LGBT] 1029 words
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