The topic I picked is Homosexual people should have the right and the freedom like what straight people have in this world. I think this topic is very controversial because in the U.S. Most homosexual people especially males, get discriminated because of what they feel: having attractiveness to their same sex. Most people in the U.S. are str8 and most people think that being gay or lesbian is wrong and it is not right to show it off and be proud of it. Another point why this topic is very controversial is when gay people marry each other.
There is a general expectation around the behavioural traits expected in gay men; they’re weak, delicate, stylish, and associate themselves more so with women (Engle, 2017). This expectation is harmful, as closeted gay men may want to avoid the gain of this stereotype in avoidance of being told ‘you don’t act gay’ as if it’s an accomplishment. The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health also saw gay men resenting the ‘gay friend’ label, as if their sexuality was used for personal gain rather than pure friendship. These negative microaggressions can lead to the individual ‘lashing out’. Michael Eagles, a long-term Truckee and openly gay man, faced extreme homophobia and threats from one of his colleagues.
Are you a homophobe? I hope you are not. Homophobia is a really common, and in my opinion awful, social phenomena popular in our actual society. The oxford dictionary defines homophobia as an irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexual people (“Homophobia”). Homophobia, then, is basically a dislike, disgust or hatred towards gay, lesbian and bisexual people.
People associate being homophobic with the idea that people are afraid of gays. The question is what would a gay do to straight men to make them be so afraid? The problem is not of being afraid of them, but appearing to be less of a man in our society to others. If a man is homophobic he will do anything he can to, oppress gays and not be associated with them. Society then starts to oppress gays, and if men are seen as gay, they are seen as less of a man.
Many homophobic men are gay themselves, however they are self-hating as society tells them it’s shameful to be gay, others are afraid of losing their power, so they try to act as “manly” as possible. Yes, men benefit from patriarchy’s privilege, however they have fallen as victims. Insecurity, self-hate, confusion, and shame are all products of masculinity, so how should men act? What would make them “masculine”? Hooks gives us an alternative to mainstream masculinity” what is and what was needed is a vision of masculinity where self-esteem and self-love of one’s unique being forms the basis of identity (70).
As homophobia not only affects the LGBTQ community but affects every sexual orientation, seeing that much hate and prejudice toward people it is just sad and disturbing that people still hate on something they have no control over. Homophobia does affect out society’s norms that then impacts women and men lives in our society. In
Homophobia refers to a prejudicial belief that gay, lesbian, and bisexual people are threatening. They see them as sick, unnatural, immoral, or disgusting people that are inferior to heterosexuals and they deserve to be hated. Homophobia tends to occur on several distinct but joined levels. These levels are personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural. One of the main reasons why people tend to be prejudice against gay, lesbian, and bisexual are based on inaccurate stereotypes and lack of information that is provided by society.
The word suggests an irrational fear, rather than a crime or prejudice as racism sexism and ageism do. Being gay is a natural thing. Having observed the disgusting prejudices that seem to go hand in hand with homosexuality in our society, i imagine that noone would CHOOSE to be gay. You cannot choose who you fall in love with. When you hit puberty, you find yourself attracted to people.
According to Religioustolerance.com 'Homophobia has a variety of meanings, including hatred of homosexuality, hatred of homosexuals, fear of gays and lesbians, and a desire or attempt to discriminate against homosexuals. The suffix 'phobia' is derived from the Greek word 'phobos'. In English, it means either fear or loathing? (1). Gays, lesbians, and heterosexuals suffer from homophobia.
Since these lifestyles are generally not acceptable, homophobia and discomfort of cross dressers exist. Hopkins suggests that educating heterosexuals about homosexuality results in a reduction of homophobia. The idea is to create awareness in the society; these issues just can’t be hid behind and forgotten about, if they are present we have to sit up and take notice. Mr. Hopkins rightly calls such an attitude totally biased. The bias against women is closely related to the bias against homosexuals.