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Development and Transition Markers for Homosexuality

- Introduction It is the duty of social workers to advocate for vulnerable and oppressed groups. Becoming aware of the life span development of various cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, social classes, and diverse forms of families enables social workers to identify areas that are unique and require further research. Learning about the unique aspects of various cultures and social classes also provide social workers with an enhanced understanding and ideas for social work implications on a micro and macro level in efforts to improve the wellbeing of the clients....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Homosexuality: A Pesky Problem

- It is a sad sight indeed to walk throughout our magnificent towns and cities and find our eyes settle upon blights of the landscape. These childless, unnatural, and frightening “people”, who turn a keen eye upon those of the same sex, are a smudge upon our otherwise immaculate canvas. Many of those who count their profession amongst science have shined a privy light upon this queer behavior, and their findings are quite consistent, specifically that there is something not quite “right” with such folk....   [tags: Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality in the Film Latter Days and in Sexual Perversion by Nagel

- From the assigned readings and film, I felt that I have gained a better understanding on one of the most controversial types of relationships, homosexuality. The topic of homosexuality isn’t easy to openly talk about but it is important as philosophy students, to have an open-mind about topics that we don’t partake in. Doing so allows us to promote new ways of thinking about the world around us and see them in a whole new light. In this personal response paper, I will discuss homosexuality in connection with the film Latter Days to determine why a homosexual relationship can meet Kant’s criteria for acceptable love as mentioned in Ruse’s essay, “Is Homosexuality Bad Sexuality?”, as well as w...   [tags: Homosexuality]

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Passive Male Homosexuality in Pre-Christian Scandinavia

- “The love that dare not speak its name” truly was a mute love in pre-Christian Norse society. The Norse viewed male homosexual intercourse through a curious (by modern American standards) dichotic lens. Similarly to Roman and Greek societies, the Norse attached no great negative stigma or condemnatory connotations to the idea itself of homosexual intercourse. However, the Vikings intensely disapproved of free men taking the passive role in any male-male sexual acts. Norse society regarded passivity in all penetrative intercourse as intrinsically related to unmanly, and therefore feminine, behavior....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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The Debate of Homosexuality

- In recent years the debate of homosexuality has become even more of a hot topic due to the media and politics of California’s Proposition 8 and various acts similar to it in other states. These acts are being created to legalize same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships. As of right now, the United States has six states that have signed such acts. The biggest issue involving these acts are should they be passed on the basis that there is a cure for homosexuality. If there is a cure there wouldn’t be any need for these acts....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]

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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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Homosexuality and the Right to Form a Family

- Throughout history people who manifested an attraction for others of the same sex usually have gone through a lot of maltreatments, discrimination, and have often been regarded as “sexual deviants.” Relationships between people of the same sex have been present since the beginning of history. Their lives have not always been easy, because they have been persecuted and sometimes even forced to go through a psychiatric evaluation. At the same time, in order to gain their rights and dignity, they had to take their fight to the legal system because as George Chauncey, a professor of history at Yale University mentioned, “although most people recognize that gay life was difficult before growth of...   [tags: Homosexuality, Marriage, Legalization]

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Homosexuality and the Anglican Church

- In recent years, the issue of homosexuality has been a controversial and frequently discussed topic within the Anglican tradition. The Lambeth conference is an assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion and is convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The conference allows for a collaborative and consultation function which allows for relevant issues to be discussed within the communion (“Lambeth Conferences”). The argument over homosexuality was discussed predominately as a communion wide issue at the 1998 Lambeth conference, and it was concluded that homosexual practice was “incompatible with scripture” (“Lambeth Conferences”)....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Hypothalamus, Hormones and Homosexuality

- Human sexuality is an aspect in everyone’s life whether they realize it or not. Let’s take Batman and Robin, for instance. They were the first cartoon characters accused of “sexual practices.” Fred Wertherm, a psychologist, studied sexuality in comic books and recorded the sexual behaviors between Batman and Robin. He noted these two characters as two men who wore capes and loved wearing tights- not the most masculine qualities. Batman and Robin also lived together. When they were at home, they would lounge around in gowns....   [tags: Homosexuality, Academic Essays]

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Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality

- Calling for a Re-Write Homosexuality has been a controversial topic for hundreds of years now and has grown in awareness and acceptance over time. Past mentions of the subject can even be seen in older works of literature and art although it was not easily found because of the lack of understanding or “Androgynous” context, according to author, John Boswell author of, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. It was not until the past 50 or so years that same sex marriage and gay rights began to make a huge up rise and today is seen as common and for the most part socially acceptable....   [tags: John Boswell, Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality: Two Sides of the Debate

- In today’s society, it is impossible to go two weeks without seeing a headline detailing a recently proposed law regarding same-sex marriages or a news report depicting a mildly influential individual being publicly crucified for expressing degrading comments about homosexuality. Despite the commotion that surrounds the issue, I believe that it is not that complicated of a topic. Personally, I believe that the dispute should be separated into two distinct situations with two distinct solutions. On one hand, you have a political debate....   [tags: same-sex marriage, homosexuality in the church]

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The Controversy over Homosexuality

- In today’s society there are topics that can be uncomfortable and foreign to us, things we don’t necessarily think we need to know about unless it proves necessary. One of these topics is Homosexuality, a sometimes difficult topic to discuss, but important all the same. So what does it mean to be a homosexual, and how is it defined. Well, a person is said to be homosexual if he or she is romantically attracted to members of the same gender, or sex. Usually, the terms “gay” and “lesbian” are used to refer to homosexual men and women....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Digging Deep: Homosexuality Revealed

- Did you know that homosexuality is not a mental or emotional disorder. Homosexuality has become quite a controversial topics amongst our society. Most people who realize they are homosexual are too scared to admit to the public who they really are. Then you have others who are openly confident about their sexuality as gay or lesbian. This issue has become more and more talked about and has developed multiple media acknowledgements. Homosexuality can be broken down into several different views. For those who do not understand or are unfamiliar with why a person is homosexual tend to ask an array of questions....   [tags: Controversial Topic, Society, Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality: Nature vs. Nurture

- Over the years, there has been a debate whether homosexuality is due to nature or nurture. In other words, are you born gay, or do you become gay. Scientists look into its background and origins of homosexuality. Some believe it is developmental or some have even tried to diagnose a disorder back originally. There are many valid points to either side that can be discussed and much information to be researched about this topic. On one hand, people may say that you are born gay due to your genetic makeup because they always seem to know that they have been gay; on the other hand some people may argue that your surroundings sway you to become gay because some people may not come out until their...   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Opposing Viewpoints on Homosexuality

- Homosexuality is one of the most controversial issues in today’s society. This practice was not acceptable a long time ago. Now, this is a common trend and people are learning to accept and deal with this issue. However, many people have different perspectives on this issue. Ellen Friedrichs and Trayce Hensen are two of many that have opposing viewpoints on homosexuality whether a family does not have to include a mother and father or a family must include a mother and father. Ellen Friedrichs is the author of A Family Does Not Have to Include a Mother and Father....   [tags: homosexuality, parenting, children]

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Homosexuality and Human Rights

- Have you ever been treated so unfairly, but knew there was very little you could do to change it. If so, then you know exactly how many of the homosexuals in the world feel about the right to marry. Many homosexuals feel that this right has been kept just out of reach for them, due to others who despise them. These individuals believe that being gay is wrong, immoral and disgusting; but this is definitely not the case. Gay marriage should be allowed in the United States because this decision supports the idea of equal rights, the effectiveness of children with homosexual parents, and this act would do no harm to society....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive, marriage]

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Differences Between Homosexuality and Homosexual Behavior

- Homosexuality (the tendency to be more sexually attracted to the same sex) is often confused with homosexual behavior (acting on homosexuality by engaging in homosexual acts), but the two are distinctly different. Even though homosexual behavior, especially in more recent years, has become an acceptable standard in our society it is a voluntary act and a sin, but the church has the ongoing responsibility and God-given call to love our neighbors, regardless of their sin because we too are all sinners....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality: Greco-Roman Period to Today

- Homosexuality, the sexual attraction between members of the same sex, is a term not coined until the late nineteenth century; however, its prevalence throughout Western history is apparent and cannot be ignored. Some of the earliest accounts of homosexual relationships date back to 700 BCE in Ancient Greece. Spanning from that period up to today, the history of the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) minority is one that is commonly overlooked. Only by analyzing the historical records of homosexuality can one fully understand the widespread GLBT movement of the current era....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality: Its Natural

- For decades people have struggled with their feelings of homosexuals. Homosexuality used to be something that a person hid. If a person was gay, they would do almost anything to make sure that no one found out. If the public found out about a person being homosexual, they labeled that as being sick or twisted. They were also, at times, presented with rude comments about how they chose to live their life. However, times are changing and while still being presented with discrimination more and more people are letting their gay status be known to the world....   [tags: homosexuality, gay, public, politics]

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Homosexuality Throughout History

- Homosexuality can be tracked throughout history. In ancient Rome, philosophers, such as Socrates, were having sexual relations with their students. They believed it was a part of becoming a man. The Bible, one of the oldest books in literature, discusses homosexual practices among the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah. Some of the most influential people throughout history were discovered to be homosexual: Susan B. Anthony, William Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Tennessee Williams. Homosexuality is worldwide and has a global impact on society; it transcends borders, cultures, and governments....   [tags: A Brief History of Homosexuality]

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The Punishment of Homosexuality in Germany

- The Punishment of Homosexuality in Germany As the Nazis rose to power, they constructed strict laws regarding male homosexuality for many reasons. The Nazis were primarily concerned with preserving and reproducing people of pure German blood. Consequently, in order to catalyze the purification of the German population, the Nazis sterilized those who were not fit to reproduce and forced those who were fit to procreate. The Nazis wanted all able men and women to produce and bear offspring, however homosexual males would not take part in the male role of reproduction because of their sexual orientation....   [tags: Homosexuality Nazis History Essays]

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Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality"

- Authority in Lisa Cahill’s “Homosexuality The most difficult part of any modern theological debate is choosing the authority. With the variety of Christian denominations, individual thinkers, and outside influences, and it is often difficult to reach a general agreement. In her essay, “Homosexuality: A Case Study in Moral Argument,” Catholic theologian Lisa Cahill examines four major authorities and different ways to determine how they work together to produce a cohesive Christian ethic. Though she fails to give a definitive, quantifiable method of describing the interactions between the authorities, her final judgment, approval of some aspects of homosexuality, indicates that she values...   [tags: Christianity Religion Homosexuality Essays]

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The Ethics of Homosexuality

- “All men are created equal, No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words,” Harvey Milk. A homosexual, as defined by the dictionary, is someone of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. Homosexuality is ethical, and I will provide rational arguments for, and irrational arguments against the topic. A few objections are as follows: It is forbidden in the Bible and frowned upon by God; It is unnatural; Men and women are needed to reproduce; There are no known examples in nature; and the most common argument that concerns homosexuality is whether it is a choice or human biology....   [tags: Homosexual Issues]

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Is homosexuality a Choice?

- Is Homosexuality a Choice. Homo is defined in the Webster’s dictionary as a combining one and the same, common, joint. Sexuality is defined as the quality or state of being distinguished by sex. These two terms combined (homo-sexuality) means of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. “The Kinsey study of 1948, which homosexuals often cite to say that 10% of the population is homosexual, actually says that only 4% of the population is EXCLUSIVELY homosexual.” (2007)....   [tags: Religious Perspectives, Gay Genes]

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The History of Homosexuality

- Every since 1977 people have been demanding that everyone get equal rights, particularly those who are homosexuals. Tricia Andryszewski says that homosexuality was “tolerated, occasionally celebrated…” and even “condemned” yet still, it was always around (11). In the mid-1960’s, groups of homosexuals fought against “anti homosexual discrimination” (11). On June 28, 1969, Policemen raided the Stonewall Inn, in New York City (9). The sole purpose was to harass the homosexuals, since the bar catered to them especially....   [tags: gay rights, sexuality, sexual orientation]

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Homosexuality in the UMC

- When I first signed up for this class, I incorrectly assumed that the term “borderlands” simply referred to a geographic location along the border of Texas and Mexico, and that we would be studying relations between those two cultures. Certainly, we as a class have studied that extensively. But, that is not the extent of borderlands. My understanding of borderlands was not altogether clear until near the end of the course. Through study and examination, I came to understand the concept of borderlands as “the relations between two groups of people whose cultures and ideas have converged who may have normally disagreed with each other.” This encompasses just about everyone we have talked about...   [tags: United Methodist Church, Catholics, Protestant]

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The Psychology of Homosexuality

- For many years, psychologists described homosexuality as a disorder or a treatable complex. Recently, homosexuality was removed from the DSM and is no longer considered a disorder. The gay population is no longer treated as sick but accepted as a diverse set of individuals. The many distinguishing attributes and characteristics of a gay or lesbian individual are considered to be personality attributes. Many psychologists have analyzed homosexual individuals throughout the history of psychology and attempted to explain their behavior....   [tags: The Gay Personality]

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Homosexuality is Genetics

- One of the most disputable issues among society nowadays is homosexuality. Is it sin and genetic virus that we have to prevent or just personal choice and a right to be different. But on the other hand it is also unnatural genetic mistake that should be prevented in order not to spoil the whole humankind. The other factor that can not be ignored is religion that claims homosexuality to be one of the unforgivable sins ever and prohibit such transgenics to exist within society, but does religion imply that people are entitled to judge and punish each other....   [tags: argumentative]

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Homosexuality and Christianity

- The way people ultimately view homosexuality, whether in religion, politics or modern popular culture, is all determined by traditional or changing points of view. This essay will discuss mainly liberal and conservative Christian interpretations of the Bible, including many verses that may support or condemn homosexuality. It will also discuss the political views and laws against same-sex marriage and the social activism in the homosexual community. This is all about view points and it has many conflicting views and arguments....   [tags: Religion, Bible, Gay Rights]

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Homosexuality and Sports

- In pro sports the thing thats been talked about the most here lately is homosexuality. Homosxuality isn’t just in the pro leagues anymore it has spread to colleges and even in high schools. The people that tend to have an issue with people being gay and playing sports is the older generations. The older generations grew up in a time where homosexuality was seen as wrong. Recent trends suggest that society is becoming more accepting of homosexuality in a variety of settings, especially in sports....   [tags: nfl, colleges, high schools]

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Perspectives on Homosexuality

- Homosexuality has always played a huge role in society. Views on this topic have changed immensely from the beginning of the greece era to now in modern society. People have become more appalled with this topic because now in society there are stereotypical views on “normal” ways of living. Religious views have also impacted people's decisions and thoughts about it. It was said that in the Greek millenium “ .. male attachments are presented in an honorific light, through there were always some skeptics....   [tags: social issues, same-sex]

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Deontology and Homosexuality

- If a faculty advisor censors an article written by a gay student, they are following their traditional viewpoints against the homosexual lifestyle. Several researchers have addressed the issue of sexual preferences and consequential discriminative beliefs. According to research by Herek (1987), religion is one of the most important social agents in defining viewpoints against homosexuality, and their intolerance reflects on both the academic community and the entire society. As a moral realist, I cannot form prejudices because the main rule of moral realism states that the objective truth is not related to subjective beliefs....   [tags: Ethics]

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Homosexuality and Ignorance

- Ignorance about a subject can cause people to be against the subject. Not knowing about a subject can make people to feel hesitant, uncomfortable and obviously unsure. Throughout history there are many examples of people who are ignorant about a subject and react violently or inappropriately towards others. Homosexuality is definitely one of the most common subjects people are ignorant about. It causes children to be shunned, disowned, and embarrassed mainly due to parents and peers who do not choose to educate themselves but remain ignorant....   [tags: gay, lesbian, LGBT, equal rights]

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Homosexuality in Television

- ... The above definitions of culture, television, and homosexuality will be utilized throughout this historical investigation. The Disney Channel original children’s show, Good Luck Charlie, stared a lesbian couple in their episode on January 26th of this year. Homosexual acknowledgment in a Saturday-morning children’s TV program is worth noting. This is one of the first encounters of homosexuality on children’s television The way the gay couple casually comes and leaves, and the reaction of the main characters within the episode, is the most interesting thing about it all....   [tags: Disney, Programs, Children]

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Glee and Homosexuality

- One rising issue in the United States is teen sexuality. As teenage homosexuality gains notice, changes are being made in America with social treatment of gays. Tragedies such as the youth suicides which led to the precipitation of the It Gets Better campaign are instigating a social movement. Gay Straight Alliance clubs are more common on public school campuses than they previously have been, and the idea of “gay is okay” is being shown via the television broadcast system. Americans are being exposed to gay culture and are becoming more accepting of it because of the exposure....   [tags: Sociology, argumentative, persuasive ]

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Does Homosexuality Change the Brain or the Brain Results in Homosexuality?

- ... Gender-based discrimination is the perception that an individual's gender appearance, identity, or behavior is inappropriate based on their biological sex. Gender-based discrimination operates in the same way as sexual orientation discrimination, it is based on the expectation that people will conform to social norms, commonly associated with their biological sex, and it is often mistaken for sex discrimination. If there are brain structure differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals, they could as well be the result rather than the cause of sexual behavior and sexual preference....   [tags: influences, gentics, change]

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Is Homosexuality a Result of Nature or Nurture?

- The argument of nature v. nurture in regards to homosexuality is a topic of intense debate. Those for it, in this case the side of nature will be addressed in ‘for the argument’, defend their reasoning fiercely and there seem to be a significantly larger amount of them. Those against it, in this case the side of nurture will addressed in ‘against the argument’, also defend their reasoning with ferocity but there are significantly less of them. This paper will discuss both sides of the argument, citing peer-reviewed journals/articles, and discussing evidence used to support each side....   [tags: biological/social source]

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Homosexuality and the Prevention of Homophobia

- Homophobia in schools has taken on a different shade in recent years. There is evident bullying of homosexuals in the school system; however, there is also a lack of acknowledgement of the triumphs within the homosexual population, failing to accurately portray historical events. Thus, a lack of appropriate care in schools creates an unnecessary stigma around homosexuality that perpetuates homosexual members of society failing to amount to anything. Homophobia is defined as “irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals” (Merriam-Webster Online)....   [tags: discrimination, gay, culture]

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Homosexuality and the Existence of Discrimination

- Homosexuality is most commonly defined as a person who has a sexual attraction to someone of the same sex. To many gay men and lesbians it means much more than just a sexual attraction. It means being able to have a loving relationship with the person they choose based on their beliefs and for some the right to have this love legally acknowledged through the institution of marriage. As with many minority groups, the one thing they all have in common is to be able to live their life free from hatred and discrimination....   [tags: history and gay rights]

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The Exclusion of Homosexuality in the Classroom

- Current social attitudes toward the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) community can be seen as a significant contributor to the equity, or lack thereof, of the sexual education syllabus in schools. The range of topics covered in regard to homosexuality varies greatly between and within Australia and the United States of America (Bell, 2008, 2). This variance in service provisions can be attributed to differing social attitudes, specifically those held by parents, teachers, students and policy-makers....   [tags: Education Equity]

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The Liabilities of Homosexuality as a Genetic Trait

- 10.7 million Americans consider themselves Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender, which is about 3.4% of our population. How does homosexuality occur. Is a man gay because of a missing father and an overbearing mother. Is a woman gay because of her desire to please her father by showing that she is worthy of the love she cannot seem to receive from him. Recently, most studies on the genetic liabilities of homosexuality have focused on men, but it is believed that the observations from these experiments also apply to women....   [tags: Social Issues, Gays, Lesbians]

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Homosexuality: It's Okay to Be Gay

- Homosexuality has always been a concept that separates people. The most well known place with a “gay divide” is in religion. According to conservative Christians, being gay is wrong in the eyes of God. However, those who are more progressive Christians claim that nowhere in the Bible does God directly say that it is not okay to be gay. Also, homosexuality is not just an issue between progressives and conservatives; there is a strong rift between generations of Christians as well as far as dealing with homosexuality goes....   [tags: conservative christians, bible, god]

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- Introduction Throughout history homosexuality has been considered vulgar, perverse and immoral. What is truly immoral is homophobia and that it still prevails today. Firstly, homophobia derived from prejudice and escalated to panic. Secondly, homophobic attitudes are endorsed and practiced by many places of worship, which are hypocritical to God’s concept of the Golden Rule. Thirdly, the severity of homophobia has reached a point of no return, where the lives of many innocent have been viciously taken away....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Homophobia]

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Homosexuality and the Anglican Church

- In recent years the topic of homosexuality has been a controversial and frequently discussed topic within the Anglican tradition. The Lambeth conference is an assembly of bishops of the Anglican Communion and is convened by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The conference allows for a collaborative and consultation function which allows for relevant issues to be discussed within the communion(wiki). The argument over homosexuality was predominately discussed as communion wide issue at the 1998 Lambeth conference(gays and the future of Ang), and it was concluded that homosexual practice was " incompatible with scripture." Whether locally or globally debates typically arise around the issue of whe...   [tags: Religion, argumentative, persuasive]

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Discrimination Towards Homosexuality is Immoral

- The discrimination on the basis of homosexuality is a subject of much debate. In this paper I shall discuss an argument by Jeff Jordan to the conclusion that it is wrong and immoral to discriminate on homosexuals and how they do not differ from heterosexuals. In this paper I will show that Jeff Jordan’s argument, that it is right to discriminate on homosexuals is moral, is not very convincing because it is based on a questionable premise. I will use an argument from Andrew Sullivan to show how weak Jordan’s premise is on the basis of homosexuality....   [tags: Jeff Jordan, Andrew Sullivan]

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The History of Homosexuality in the Military

- Military Justice Behind the Scene Homosexuality in the military had been frowned upon back dating since the late 1770’s. Due to fear of reprimand, men and women were able to join the military but did not discuss their sexuality. It was believed that homosexuality was criminalized in U. S. military law. Prior to World War II, there was no written policy barring homosexuals from serving, although sodomy was considered a crime by military law ever since Revolutionary War times (Powers, 2012). One of the well-known homosexual of the Revolutionary War era was Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben; he was General George Washington's chief of staff....   [tags: orientation, discrimination, bill]

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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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Causes and Factors of Homosexuality

- ... Sooner and later the son would wish he could be more like his father. This desire leads the son to idolize other boys have all the characteristics he believes that he is lacking. When he gets older, the feeling changes from idolizing to thirsting for being close with men, which means to be attracted to them. The son hopes that having a sexual relationship with a man he perceives to will make him feel whole (Mantyla 2). What’s more, unusual sexual experience may lead to preference to the feeling and behavior of being homosexual....   [tags: sin, exoteric, biological, gay]

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Michael Levin and Abnormal Homosexuality

- Homosexuality is a sensitive topic and often avoided in conversation. For centuries the human race has oppressed and persecuted others strictly because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual etc. Although it is disturbing to most of us, these actions still occur in our society today, as many believe that homosexuality is abnormal and disgraceful. One supporter of this belief is Michael Levin, who strongly believes that homosexuality is highly abnormal and thus, undesirable. Although his beliefs and theories supporting this claim are subjective, there is evidence that can support his stance on this topic; we will analyze this claim in further detail and how it relates to his other views mentioned in...   [tags: weakens society, disturbing, unnatural]

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Criterias Used to Define Homosexuality

- Those Lovers In this age,we can see more and more same-gender lovers in the streets and it won’t be uncommon any more. Lot’s of people regard them as unnormal individuals but I don’t agree with them. And today I’d like to show you something about Homosexual. How do you define homosexuality. Although it would appear to be simple, on closer examination defining homosexuality is more complex. Young people writing to magazine problem pages seem to define homosexuality using three criteria: 1. having sexual feelings towards other people of the same sex 2. sexual behaviour with people of the same sex 3. and describing oneself as homosexual (identity) It can be helpful to think of these elements...   [tags: same-sex, gay rights]

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Homosexuality in My Summer of Love

- “Acting queerly means, above all else, transgressing, disrupting, and subverting straight norms and conventions” (Nowlan 8); in other words, acting queerly means challenging the heteronormative ideology. The heteronormative ideology, or simply heteronormativity, is a cultural bias that sees heterosexuality as the normal and only one sexual orientation. This term also comprises the idea that in most societies exists a prescribed set of “straight norms” (Nowlan 8), among which patriarchy and a strong division between the feminine and the masculine play a leading role....   [tags: Patriarchy, Male Gaze]

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Homosexuality Is a Mental Illness

- Homosexuality Is a Mental Illness The history of gay or same sex marriages has been long in the whole world. Most of the western societies in the early time tolerated it. Astonishingly, they went to an extent of celebrating the same sex relationships and marriages. In ancient Rome, there are evidences of the same sex marriages but their proof is not clear. Same sex marriages can also be traced in medieval Europe and also the ancient Greece. There are also some other proofs of gay marriages among Africans Native Americans....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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Homosexuality in a Heterosexual World

- A man ostracized by society for his sexual preference, discriminated against and victimized, because he is straight. This world where heterophobia runs rampant and homosexuality is stigmatized is from a story called The Crooked Man, which was written by Charles Beamont and published in Playboy magazine. That world is one that many would fear and think of unjust, but is that not what happening right now in the world in the other spectrum. According to the Advocate, Hugh Hefner, create of Playboy, wrote that, “If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society, then the reverse was wrong too.” in response to the harsh backlash that the article garnered over half a decade ago....   [tags: gay rights, homophobia]

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Acceptance and Exploration of Homosexuality

- Society today has become more accepting of homosexuality. There are single gender couples in the media, and gay rights, such as marriage, have become a political standpoint. In this class we have discussed how society today is changing, and how important it is to be accepting of others who are different. In a heterosexual society, it is a big deal that we are becoming more accepting of people who like the same sex. The problem is, some people aren't just heterosexual or homosexual. Similar to the gender binary, there is a sexual orientation binary being created by the media....   [tags: gay rights, same-sex relationship, ]

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Stereotype Pushing: HIV and Homosexuality

- HIV and AIDS are increasingly becoming a widespread problem among the many people who do not use protection. So, condom companies have started putting out more advertisements pushing the use of condoms. There are also more ads pushing for people to get tested. One problem: these ads often show a gay couple. This pushes the stereotype that being gay increases the chance that you will get HIV. These ads fully ignore the heterosexual population, which also pushes the second part of the stereotype: being heterosexual lessens your chance of getting HIV....   [tags: Marketing, argumentative, persuasive]

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Homosexuality: Nature vs. Nurture

- Sexual orientation is something that people hear about daily in the news, media, and daily lives of others, especially when it comes to the field of psychology and the nature versus nurture debate. For being as commonly debated and discussed as it is, there are many questions that come along with it: what is sexual orientation, how do people know their sexual orientation, what causes homosexuality, is it normal, is it possible to change, and can wanting LGBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, youth to change lead to suicide....   [tags: child development, psychology]

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Hitler's Views on Homosexuality

- The historical analysis of the “History of Germany” reveals many hidden facts including the complex issues such as fighting against homosexuality, Hitler’s racial ideology and the ecclesiastical Christian Church movements that needed to be appropriately addressed and rectified. This analytical paper aims to analyze the History of Germany by assessing two articles that are; “Combating homosexuality as a political task” and “Who can resist temptation?” to analyze the situation of Germany through historical documents....   [tags: gay, temptation, christian]

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Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture?

- Homosexuality is one of the most hot button issues in America today. Everyone has an opinion, some based on religious views others based on other external factors. People are afraid to talk about it because it’s something we don’t actually fully comprehend. This is because it scares people to admit they don’t know something. We need to find out if being a homosexual is something we are born with, or is it something we learn over time. Review of the Research There have been many research studies done to try and determine the actual cause of homosexuality....   [tags: Nature vs. Nurture Essays]

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Normalizing Homosexuality Through Heterosexuality

- Normalizing Homosexuality Through Heterosexuality The topic of homosexuality has always been one approached with caution due to its taboo nature derived from its deviation from the heterosexual norm. Traditionally, and across several cultures, homosexuality has been successfully discussed through normalizing the behaviour through heterosexual representation. Gender reversal or amplification of feminine qualities of male characters have often been means by which authors are able to subtly introduce the foreign idea of homosexuality and equate it to its more formal and accepted counterpart, heterosexuality....   [tags: confucian gender norms, self-sacrifice]

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Americans' Acceptance of Homosexuality

- ... In this particular case study, they were all raised as girls and kept in the dark regarding their gender transferring surgery. If being homosexual was solely culturally induced these people who have always known themselves to be women, would follow the cultural binds of society and be attracted to men. However that’s not the case, Reiner found that the faux females ended up being attracted to other women. There is no doubt that there are several scientific studies and pieces of evidence suggesting and supporting that being gay is genetic and not influenced by societal nudging....   [tags: gay gene, made or born?]

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Homosexuality: Same Sex Intercourse

- 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. They have found it severely arduous to fit in whether it is in the workplace or a teenager at school, that is the reason why some find it necessary to cover their sexuality....   [tags: sexuality types, gay, lesbian]

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Japanese Culture and Homosexuality

- In 1804 Napoléon I instituted The Napoleonic Code. The code outlawed rights centered on birth, endorsed freedom of religion, and indicated that administration occupations should go to the utmost capable. In 1880 after the induction of the Napoleonic Code, same-sex sexual interaction was legalized in Japan. In the feudal era, Japan held a very strong relationship with the behavior of homosexual activity between men. There were strong indications of sexual activity being a rite of passage for some men as well as a pleasure and privilege to others....   [tags: ritual paths into manhood]

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The Homosexuality Debate: Conference of United States Religious Leaders and Ministers

- On May the eighth of this year, the Conference of United States Religious Leaders and Ministers was held in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is an annual event coordinated by church leaders who each send a representative to take part in the discussions. Father Gregory McAllister of the Diocese of Arlington traveled to Chicago to attend the conference and share his knowledge. He spoke on behalf of the Catholic Church, while ministers and clergy from various religions from across the country also shared their views on the topics discussed....   [tags: Catholic Church, Religion, Homosexualism]

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Homosexuality as a Sin

- Homosexuality as a Sin The topic of homosexuality in religion has many sides. There are those who believe that it is a sin in God’s eyes and according to the Bible, and there are those who believe the God and the Bible are not specific to homosexuals. It is a tough debate based on whether you are a religious person, how you were raised, and where your morals and ethics stand. You cannot truly believe one way without taking into account the other side and have valid proof to back it up. Those who believe that homosexuality is wrong do so by quoting certain phrases from the Bible....   [tags: Papers Religion Gay Lesbian Essays]

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They Were All Born That Way

- Ignorance and prejudice walk hand in hand; those that are ignorant of the other walks of life are moreover prejudice to them. Judging another person for who they are is a narrow minded approach to life. The people in this world are all created differently, and society cannot seem to accept that fact. There is major controversy surrounding the psychology of homosexual individuals. Whether or not these individuals are created that way is the most magnitudinous. Those who are also quick to judge are quick to anger, which inhibits their understanding....   [tags: Homosexuality]

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Homosexuality Identity

- The concept that social institutions control hegemonic discourses that produce sexuality is troubling in today’s modern society. The operations of power and these discourses employ to regulate bodies and pleasure, normalize behavior, and make these internal to our understanding of what is it to be an individual in Western culture. Societies have come up with a sexual identity that is considered “norm” with the intent that individuals within that society will prescribe and follow that norm that has been set....   [tags: Modern Society, LGBT]

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How Has Homophobia Become a Witch Hunt?

- According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, homophobia is the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals. Much like a witch hunt, homophobia targets and seeks out individuals, gay or straight, and persecutes them based on ignorance, and further more if one cannot provide solid proof of his or her innocence. (Hughes) It is the fuel behind many hate crimes and discrimination. Some claim that homosexuality is a disease. If this statement is true, couldn’t we all simply begin to call in “queer” to work and school when we won’t be present....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Discrimination Against Homosexuality

- Homosexuality is term to describe a person who is sexually attracted to those of the same gender. Homosexuality can be used to refer both gay and lesbian. Discrimination against homosexuality has been an important issue that has produced a number of victims and it is crucial to stop this unnecessary death. Although homosexuality might be considered a blasphemy in a religious point of view, discrimination against homosexuality can lead to bullying, depression and suicidal tendencies which is against humanity....   [tags: same gender, gays, lesbians]

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Rights toward Equality: Fair for Homosexuals or Not?

- Throughout the United States there are many rights that should be practiced by everyday citizens, but there are many people that would not agree to that statement. Homosexuality has gone the distance in the past two decades and is finally being accepted by most people. Although it is being accepted, most rights that have been passed have not been equal to that of non-homosexuals. Discrimination towards homosexuals is the most problematic topic, for the very reason, they have been mistreated and/ or bullied by others for not being considered the norm....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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In Defense of Love: Why Catholics Should be for Gay Marriage

- The topic of homosexual marriages has been a very hotly contested issue and has in recent years become an even more heavily debated topic, particularly in the Catholic Church. Now, Catholics have always had a very definite stance on homosexuality and more importantly homosexual marriage. They have always had the belief that marriage is, and should remain, exclusively between a man and a woman. I too, being a Catholic myself, held this belief for quite some time until I actually looked into scripture, and I discovered that the Catholic Church has been thinking backwards....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Homosexuals: Coming Out of the Closet in Angels in America

- "Coming out of the closet" is an essential for homosexuals to develop their personal identity. Coming out of the closet is a figure of speech for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people's to tell others about their homosexuality or bisexuality where previously this had been kept secret. Framed and debated as a privacy issue, coming out of the closet is described and experienced variously as a psychological process or journey; decision-making or risk-taking (Wikipedia). Author Steven Seidman writes that “it is the power of the closet to shape the core of an individual's life that has made homosexuality into a significant personal, social, and political drama in twentieth-centu...   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Marriage: A Right For All

- An excerpt from the Declaration of Independence states, “When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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.” This text, written in 1...   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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No Child Should Be Deprived of a Home Because of Prejudice

- Former President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy said it best when he proclaimed "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." Although helping children become the best they can be is a universal platform endorsed by most, if not all, legislation passed by state governments in the last hundred years seems to sing to a different tune. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as of 2007 there were “approximately 130,000 in the child welfare system waiting to be adopted.”(Averett) Adoption is widely viewed as the most positive service available to children in the child welfare arena....   [tags: Homosexuality]

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To Legalize, or Not to Legalize Gay Marriage

- Since the beginning of time, Homo sapiens have discriminated against people with differences such as color of skin, religion, politics, and more. Over the years, society has changed to accept these differences, yet Americans still ostracize the gay community as if they were less than human. Currently one specific controversy comes to mind in consideration of gays, and that is gay marriage. The controversies surrounding gay marriage include the legal, religious, and philosophical problems that allowing gay marriage could cause....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Why should Homosexuals be allowed to Adopt.

- Several people are opposed to the idea of homosexuals adopting. Nonetheless, homosexuals have an abundance of privileges as many other couples do. Sexual orientation doesn’t have any relevance on your entitlement to adoption. Families are usually the central source of socialization. When we define the word family, a numerous of people would include a mother, father, and at best two children, possibly one child. Truly speaking of a nuclear family, but realistically families take different appearances and are represented in other ways....   [tags: homosexuality]

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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 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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Marriage: Is It Just for a Man and a Woman?

- Is America being taken over by same-sex couples who are seeking the same right to marry that heterosexual couples enjoy, or is that just the way the media is portraying it. The fact is that in the United States between 2006 and 2008, 4.6% of females and 2.8% of males ages 18 to 44 reported that they were homosexual or bisexual. The purpose of this essay is to examine the arguments for and against the right of same-sex marriage in the United States. Is marriage just for a man and a woman. The fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution states that, “ ....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Marriage: Is It Just for a Man and a Woman?

- There has been a lot of media coverage in recent years in regards to same-sex marriage in America. Some Americans argue that denying a citizen the right to marry who they love is unconstitutional, while others argue that it would depreciate the meaning of marriage. This debate raises the question: is marriage just meant for a man and a woman. The fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution states that, “ . . . No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property ....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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Born Gay? ...God Doesn't Make Mistakes!

- God has declared through His loving kindness and His righteousness how He enjoys heterosexual relationships, as Creator of man and woman. God created a woman from Adam’s rib so that Adam would not be alone. Upon completion of God creating woman, God asked Adam to name her; Adam declared she would be called woman as she was created with man’s rib, but her name will be Eve as she is the first woman. Therefore, that pleased God, and we have the first marriage. A marriage where to people man and woman come together....   [tags: Homosexuality]

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