Love is unconditional. Being gay represents who that person is and forms their identity. Instead of trying to understand that, heterosexuals ... ... middle of paper ... ...me-sex couples cannot provide the proper environment to raise a child. Well, take a look at who many of these critics allow to marry and raise children: murderers, child molesters, convicted felons of all sorts, and so on. Yet this preferred to a gay couple free of criminal history that in fact does embrace morals?
Beckett has kept his identity to himself due to some homophobic remarks made by his boss’s in fear of losing his job. Soon enough, Beckett started to show what looked like lesions on his face. He was then sabotaged which caused him to lose his job due to suspicion of Beckett’s gay identity. This could have been questioned because of the connection of lesions to Aids and Aids to homosexuality. Beckett ironically proceeds to hire a prejudiced lawyer, Joe Miller to help him with his case of injustice and prejudice actions done against him.
Also, The unknown why was he fired from a well-known law firm after being called " One Of the best", by the head director. Joe Miller is faced with finding the facts, mainly about why was this "promising" lawyer without a job? Was the firing of Andrew Beckon because he was an active homosexual with Aids? This being one of the biggest struggles taken by this hero? Now, In this case Joe faces many challenges.
The odd thing is that many of these homosexual men feel more afraid to tell their fathers that they are gay. They feel like their father would be more ashamed of them. One homosexual told me that his father would feel like less of a man if he knew. When I asked a number of heterosexual men, ranging form the ages of 18 to 30, why they feel homosexuality is wrong, they all came up with basically the same answer. In one way or another they all said, “That it is just wrong, and... ... middle of paper ... ... should be able to look the mirror at themselves and not feel “gay” or not masculine, just as a female can.
Che’s rejection shows how important masculinity and heterosexuality is to Chicanos and their society. This is also exemplified by the week 6 readings of “Queer in Aztlan” where the author Mario Martinez is also rejected by his parents for being gay. “As soon as the word gay came out of my mouth, my mom started crying and my dad stood up quickly, very upset, and almost turned abusive” (Martinez 234). The parents of Martinez have the same reaction as Che when he finds out Jes being homosexual. Interestingly, both the fathers of Jes and Mario have violent reactions towards the discovery which represents how much homosexuality is rejected in masculine societies.
However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683). If gay marriage were legal, homosexuality would be legitimate. Thus, the number of "closet gays" would decrease, as acceptance of their sexual orientation increases. In short, society would be spared a lot of trouble--the breakup of a family or dissatisfaction with one's life, especially of the homosexual partner, as she or he tries to comply with society's standards. Same-sex marriage is just in that it provides gay couples with the same rights as heterosexual couples.
In most cases, a homosexual teenager who is raised by religious parents will grow up thinking being gay is a sin, because that’s what the bible says. This idea is often referred to as internalized homophobia, and from interviewing several people; it’s a common thing for teens and people in general to feel. In fact, a study in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing states, “family acceptance of LGBT youth predicts positive outcomes in mental health, self esteem, and overall health status.” Basically saying that without acceptance of others, it’s hard for one to accept
The two old guys shacked up together and soon became the joke of the town. The fact that they were two tough old guys did not matter simply because of their sexual orientation. Back then, kids are taught by their fathers to hate homosexuals. One of the two characters, Jack, is able to accept a little more willingly that he is inescapably gay. Even their wives are not immuned from the public’s characterization of the men and the wives become victims too.
The character, David, accepts his homosexuality as a boy, but soon learns that his sexual behavior is highly frowned upon by most Americans. With this understanding of homosexual resentment in America, David sets off for Paris in search of an escape from the turmoil’s that lay at home. David cannot and does not accept his homosexuality because of the ingrained middle class American attitude towards homosexuals. David’s father, although not resentful of gay people, wants David to become a man. A man in the classic sense of a man, and certainly not a homosexual man: ‘And listen,’ said my father suddenly, from the middle of the staircase, in a voice which frightened me, ‘all I want for David is that he grows up to be a man.
"They are groups of coresident kin providing jointly through income-pooling for eachothers need of food and shelter. They socialize children, engage in emotional and physical support, and make up part of a larger kin network". (O’ Brien and Weir, 128). There are also many homophobic ( the irrational fear or hatred of homosexuality or gay people, Biery 88) individuals in today’s society who are the main cause of negative stereotypes against lesbians and gay parents. These negative stereotypes all prove to be untrue and irrational, revealing that gay and lesbian parents could be equally as fit to straight parents.