A lot of people judge each other by a different number of things. But the most discrimination next to racism is homosexuality. The reason a lot of people think it is wrong because they think it is sick and it is not normal for other people to see homosexuals kissing or engaging in sexual intercourse. Overall Homosexuals have it hard in the U.S. but not only here but around the world, some countries or religions kill people if they are gay. What I think about that is that I think it’s very wrong and people do not realize that being gay is very hard, and they can’t be put in their shoes to see how it is.
The effect of Homophobia in men and woman Have you ever wondered why there aren’t more gay characters on television or in movies? Whether gay and lesbian characters are portrayed differently than their straight counterparts? Why stories about gay and lesbians tend to revolve exclusively around their sexuality and sexual orientation? Historically, many societies have been intolerant of homosexuals, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Media has played a role in both perpetuating and resisting this state of affair.
Thirdly, the severity of homophobia has reached a point of no return, where the lives of many innocent have been viciously taken away. Lastly, many individuals choose to practice homophobia, whether it is a personal choice or not. Homophobia is the result of fear, ignorance and intolerance. History of Homophobia Homophobia is the fear of homosexuality and those who practice it (Fone, 5). Much of the negativity towards homosexuals had evolved in the nineteenth century and progressed greatly once the twentieth century and World Wars had arrived (Dadisman).
Homosexuality is defined as sexual activity with another of the same sex. In our culture and world today, around 1 in 6 are homosexual. People always fear, what they don’t understand. This is predominantly the case when it comes to homosexuality; at first it was a taboo, judged upon by many of the population. Time and again the matter of rights for homosexuals has been raised all across the world, even today collective acceptance of gay men and women is not easy to come by.
When people refuse service to a homosexual couple, whether it be based on religious grounds or not, is complete discrimination towards the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. In recent years, it has shown that there is a great deal of discrimination in labor markets, among them being age, immigration, gender, race, but of all of them, homosexuality is the one that is ignored the most. However studies do exist of discrimination toward homosexuals, but they are mostly inaccurate and unreliable due to the results being biased since sexual orientation is not an observable trait. Field experiments for discrimination of homosexuality are limited, and difficult to obtain but Ali M. Ahmed and Mats Hammarstedt conjured up a field experiment to be performed to see if discrimination exists in the Swedish housing market. Two fictional couples were created for this experiment, one heterosexual and the other homosexual.
Homosexuality was once considered to be a mental illness it wasn’t into 1973 that homosexuality was taken out the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), this cause majority of people to be homophobic and not accept that their homosexual child, so this created a difficult relationship between parent and child. We have to accept everyone the way they are because it is their life and if we do not accept them they will struggle a lot in the society. Some homosexuals get attack in the street, and people treat them as if they were outsiders, hurt them mentally,
To most, sexual orientation refers only to sexual preference. However, sexual orientation not only refers to attraction— but also identities. The LGBT community not only includes homosexuals and bisexuals, but also others such as asexual and transgenders. Because these sexual orientations were vastly unpopular in the past, a prejudice against non- heterosexuals began to build over the years. This prejudice has caused the LGBT community
In fact out of many social groups like Muslims, blacks, and immigrants or foreign workers the highest social intolerance was towards gay people and astonishing 38% (thesocietypages.org). Gays and lesbians are also not allowed to serve in the army or as a policeman or woman in places like Jordan Poland Turkey United Arab and even in United States. Lesbians and gays are just like anyone else they just a different sexual preferences when it comes to their personal life. Even so, many people many countries don't give them certain rights, that a straight person would have. There are 71 countries limit the rights of gays and lesbians.
Since the individual chooses to be a homosexual, they should not be given special privileges. Another argument that you hear is that these couples should not get married simply because of the torment and ridicule they would be faced with in their everyday lives. There are news reports from across America telling about how a gay person was beaten or killed just because they were looked at as different. Some of these people would end up the target of verbal abuse and maybe even physical abuse, just because some heterosexual people see them as different.
The word Homosexual wasn’t used very nicely in the 1980’s. It was a word to insult someone and to outcast them as a person not normal to society. Society didn’t accept Homosexuals for who they were and how they acted. In a book written by Mary Laner, she shows how gay men were disliked and how it affected them and everybody around them. “Findings indicate that both effeminate butch-macho of personal style are disliked, and homosexuals perse are disliked more than heterosexuals.” The characteristics of a homosexual are some of the things other people dislike them for.