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  • Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum

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    the social studies profession. He is the current Chair of the Department of Secondary Education and the University of Southern Florida. Thornton has chaired both the American Educational Research Association's Special Interest Group on research in social studies education and the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. In his 2009 paper, Silence on Gays and Lesbians is Social Studies Curriculum, Thornton highlights the exclusion of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual

  • It’s Time to Include Gays and Lesbians in Our Study of Literature

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    of gay people as a group has been astonishing. It is not possible to guess how exactly we will grow from our experiences in the years ahead, but it is possible to predict that growth will continue, one way or another. A diverse and strong global community has been established.(Clark 60) Dr. Don Clark, clinical psychologist and university professor, boldly expresses his views on the changing nature of the gay and lesbian community in his text, Loving Someone Gay. Clark describes how far gay people

  • A Study on Gay Parenting

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    been a sensitive subject in society for a long time, and in recent years, it has sparked both support and controversy in areas such as legalizing gay and lesbian marriage and various other matters that have arisen surrounding the movement towards equality of treatment and integration into society. One of these matters that has garnered attention is gay parenting. With some states now allowing same-sex marriage or unions, the next step being taken is starting a family. There has been wide speculation

  • Anthropological Study of Gay Culture

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    Around the world, anthropologists study different cultures and traditions from various nations. Relating back to our Anthropology class projects, our group decided to pick a field site that has to do with gay people. After putting much thought and decision, we came to the decision of making our field site a gay bar/lounge. We visited the bar at least 5 times until we knew exactly every important detail for our project. During our 5 visits we did case studies, surveys, structured interviews, direct

  • The Pros And Cons Of Gay Adoption

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    children healthy, loving homes simply because of a potential parent’s sexual orientation or marital status. Many oppose gay adoption due to religious beliefs while others debate it politically (Gray, 2006). In today’s society, many children grow up to be emotionally stable and successful whether they have a heterosexual couple as parents or a homosexual couple as parents. Gay parent adoptions are an equal right, as they are becoming more mainstream and as equally as stable as heterosexual adoptions

  • The Reflection Of The Voice In The Gay Voice

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    man can easily be perceived as gay if his voice strays away from the norm of the male society. Homosexual males are stereotyped to be effeminate in their speech because of the similar high pitch they share with females; however, research has found that homosexual males along with heterosexual males can both show this similar quality of voice. This essay’s aim is not to discuss the sexual relations of homosexuals, but rather to proclaim that there is underlying

  • The Existence of Heterosexism Among Social Work Students and Its Prevalence

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    guidance in their practice instead of utilizing research studies (Mullen & Bacon, 2004). In recent years, evidence based practiced has been the latest attempt to bridge the gap between practice and research in social work education (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Students of social work education will need to be able to comprehend research articles, analyze their faults, and utilize them in practice. The problem that is examined in this research study is the existence of heterosexism among social work students

  • The Battle for Homosexual Adoption

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    (Sanchez). Such a mindset betrays Talton’s ignorance of children raised in same-sex households. The blame does not solely fall on him though; many people in the world today are in the dark about whether or not to allow gay and lesbian parents to adopt children. Many research studies conclude that children are not adversely affected in any way from growing up in homosexual households; however, the fight for same-sex parents to be joined in marriage goes on, not only for the parent’s benefit, but to

  • Homosexuals’ Rights on Raising Children

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    Gay parents will raise their children to become gay as well; Every child deserves a mother and a father; being gay is an abomination, to which I would respond that leaving a child to grow up in an orphanage where nobody wants him/her might be an even greater act of profanity; these are all comments that have been said by dozens of people who believe that gays should not have the right to adopt children. Repudiating gay adoption is not only denying gays the right to start a family of their own, but

  • Gay Speak

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    Hayes (1976) suggests gay speech is modulated by openness and gay type: secret, social and activist. Each gay type articulates lexicon and speech patterns differently. Secret gays or gay men that have yet to openly disclose their sexuality, articulate words and phrases differently than social or activist gays. This difference, Clark (1998) suggests is a ‘self-defense’ mechanism carefully designed to prevent social ostracism. Social gays and gay activists, less concerned by society consequences,

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