The rest of the ad portrays several individuals having a good time; they appear to be individuals that both the gay and non-gay communities can identify themselves with. This was more than likely done on purpose. It’s attempting to say that gay individuals are in fact just the same as an... ... middle of paper ... ...trous to the Gay-Rights movement and push the goal of complete equality farther back. This is truly pitiful since everyone is a human being that is defined by his/her differences. However, the future does seem to be hopeful.
Because of Harvey’s courage and motivation, it inspired many people in different sates fight for equality and acceptance. All in all, the LGBT community faced a lot of hardships and problems but overcame those by the inspiration of one man, Harvey Milk. Becoming San Francisco’s openly gay city supervisor helped Harvey start a movement and achieved what he had been fighting for. Without his dedication, the LGBT community might not be the same as it is in today’s society.
In 1977 Harvey Milk won a seat in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It was there that Milk delivers a famous and inspirational speech which would later be called the “Hope Speech”. The main idea to take away from th... ... middle of paper ... ...s movement affects people today because the gay rights movement made it safer and easier for gays to be able to come out into the world and be leaders for homosexuals and straight people everywhere. Works Cited Head, Tom. "The American Gay Rights Movement: A Short History."
The style of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, was in harmony with the feelings and thoughts of the gay community. This song impacted the way rap was perceived with its different views on reality and the way it called for change was next to Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” (Henderson). This song caused a change in the straight community and also brought up the old memories of the sensitive topic of the civil war that is was compared to rationally. This is a topic that has been debated for years on end, whether religion should control the LGBT community, or whether it is more on the side of human rights. The support that this one song has brought through the Washington Referendum Seventy-Four, has shown homosexual individuals that their voice can be heard not only by especially a gay male or female but by a straight male artist that sees a desperate need to have change.
Second, states are beginning to realize that gay marriage is not the worst thing in the world and are slowly legalizing it. Third, gay marriage is played into the political views because of the many laws that are made to prevent it. Then there ways that gay married couples are treated differently. Lastly, many believe that children should have a man and a woman as their parents but gay couples do just as fine as heterosexual families do. To make sure there is a partial understanding at to what is at hand, here is a brief summary of the history of the battle for gay marriage.
Previously considered a forbidden subject and only discussed within the gay community, the issue of gay marriage has made it to the forefront of relevance. Many states are currently allowing the verdict of the issue to be decided on by the voters. Still, the gay community faces obstacles in their fight for equality. While the acceptance of gay marriages are increasing, homosexual couples who choose to marry still face issues unlike those of interracial couples in the past. Just like the interracial couples in the 1950s and 1960s, homosexuals have had to fight for their rights to marry the person of his or her choosing.
Shugart’s journal “Reinventing privilege: The New (Gay) Man in contemporary media” explores the many ideas ranging from the idea of blatant sexism being reinvented through the use of gay portrayal in the media to the concept of the gay male identity being defined in a way that re-establishes heteronormativity. The journal has another main argument, stating that the reason why stereotypes of the LGBT community exist is for the reason that many of the people behind the camera; play writes, directors, producers… are for the most part heterosexuals that are struggling with their own feelings and reaction about the community. This journal for the most part is fairly well rounded, the only disadvantages I see from this particular journal are that for one, the author is VERY opinionated. She’s very good at drilling an idea in the reader’s head, which isn’t always a bad thing however in this particular situation it’s going to be hard to stay grounded to my own particular viewings on the subject without being influenced by an idea the author had. Secondly, the journal is very poorly organized, all similar ideas aren’t grouped all together making it difficult to take out the good key arguments of the journal.
Many people today accept homosexuals within society, and society in general is more... ... middle of paper ... ...spouse passes on are not subject to state taxes. Marriage is a very big issue and is one of the, if not the, most argued position in the whole gay rights movement. Thought some states have legalized gay marriage, there is still a battle for every state to accept Works Cited Dahir S. Mubarak. “Fired For Being Gay”. Homosexuality.
The Controversy today on same –sex marriage what was once frown upon is now embrace and rationalize in society. “Many of the reasons offered for opposing gay marriage are based on the assumption that gays have a choice in who they can feel attracted to, and the reality is quite different. Many people actually believe that gays could simply choose to be heterosexual if they wished. But the reality is that very few do have a choice -- any more than very few heterosexuals could choose which sex to find themselves attracted to” (Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives). In united states there are 16 states that allow same-sex marriage to take place with New York and California being the two biggest of all the states that allow people of the same gender to merger.