Prejudice and Discrimination among the Gay Community Society tells us who we should love, how we should love and why we should love. People have the choice to love a person who makes them happy, no matter same sex or opposite sex without ridicule from others. Prejudice is nothing more than an unjustified way of thinking towards an individual or group who has a different way of life or set of beliefs from one’s own. Now, everyone has the right to feel and believe what they wish, however, when it negatively affects the lives of others, and then it is crossing the line. A young couple in love has to hide their happiness from everyone, why, because they are two men in love. Perfect for each other in every way, loving, caring and happy, however, afraid to hold hands in public, give a certain look, act a certain way. Why, all because they do not confirm to the norms of society. In a perfect world, all people would be able to date, marry and have a life with the person of their choosing, without the fear of being ostracized by their peers. “If it would be unthinkable to treat people of color or religious minorities this way, why isn't the same true for gays and lesbians?”( (Erwin and Seagall) Freud stated “psychodynamic conceptions suggest it may be a byproduct of a defense mechanism spurred by an unconscious or denied attraction to gay sex”. Latent sexuality can be one reason people who have an “alternative” lifestyle are treated differently by every area of society. A fear of what someone may truly be feeling, not wanting to be the outcast or different. For years, gay and lesbians have had to lead a life which was not of their choosing to just fit in. Conformity was the only way. “Since 1975, the American Psychological Association has been trying to take the lead in removing of mental illness that has long been associated with gay, lesbian and bi-sexual.” (apa.org)Gay, Lesbian and Bi-sexual individuals in our county experience extreme discrimination, prejudice and violence for who they are. For years, being homosexual was thought to be a mental illness, curable, if only they would accept treatment. Several theories come into play with prejudice and discrimination. Erikson’s Theory of Personality Development, particularly Stage One. If a child does not learn to trust early on, it can make a tremendous difference how they live their lives as they grow. Perhaps the trust issues run deep, it would then be hard for a person
alienation and suicidal attempts unless they are protected (Saunders). There was a community created in response to the bullying of homosexuals, and bisexuals. This community is known as LGBT, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Inside of this community the members have the opportunity to speak up about their bullying and try for changes in how they are treated. In a study done on the LGBT community individuals who were bullied were at a much higher risk of mental disorders, the…
Discrimination: How can I heal if I am identified as a Gay or Lesbian Youth?
Angela M. Tindall
Uo9a1-Prevention Program Proposal
December 14, 2014
Dr. Brenda Lohman
Table of Contents
I. Problem Statement
II. Target Population
III. Community Needs
IV. Risk Factors
A. Protective Factors
V. Desired Results
VI. Influential Factors
IX. Statement of Need
X. Literature Review
XI. Logic Model…
Can We Really Accept People Who Are Different Than Us?
February 15, 2015
Gay Rights: What does that mean? Gay rights according to Google by definition is “equal civil and social rights for homosexuals compared with heterosexuals.” What does it mean to be gay? It simply means that a man loves a man and a woman loves a woman. Does that really seem all that bad? You can’t help who you love sometimes. In reality it is no different than a woman loving a man…
By: Torian Portier
Gay rights is even is an even more controversial topic than women’s rights and African American rights.
We lived in a society where modern technology plays a big part in our day to day activities. We gather information through the use of internet and are used also to buy goods and all in all use it to make our lives easier. Social media is widely used in the business to attract customers and is even used for personal reasons in expressing or sharing ideas. However, because of the different culture and practices in our society, not all widely embrace the idea of social media…
2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of:
• Personal, social and cultural identities.
The city is live in is called Liverpool, it is an amazing place to live also it has a diverse population which is created through a wide range of people, cultures, races and religions, it is also home to the oldest Black African community in the country and the oldest…
in comparison when dealing with certain aspects of the three categories I view most influential in my life. Race, religion and sexual orientation form my top three categorical influences on my life. It is clear to me that they all have ties in terms of my experiences of them in the discussions and the examples given.
Unfortunately in Africa, rights of the LGBT community are still a distant, sensitive even life threatening topic in many instances. Its funny how with all the information that is out…
and that’s raising children in a lesbian relationship. This paper will also cover the effects of prejudice with lesbians and society. You will see that being a lesbian or a homosexual is not a mental illness. You will see the counselor’s effectiveness in cultural competency, and the recommendations for the effectiveness of the counselor.
Effective Application of Competencies
Family and Sexual Orientation
The counselor acknowledged how the client was being affected by her traditional family values.…
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights in Canada
Throughout the world, the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have often been the cause for discrimination and violation by law and society. People are beaten, imprisoned, or killed by their own governments simply because of who they are. Canada was not any different from other countries in the early 1960s. Same-sex practices between consenting adults were considered crimes punishable…
November 14th, 2009, Canada’s first openly gay Catholic priest, Father Karl Clemens, married his long time partner in Toronto, Ontario. Clemens, who is close to seventy, retired from the Kingston, Ontario diocese after 33 years of service and moved to Toronto to advocate for the city’s gay village. Clemens stated that he was as prepared to handle the inevitable backlash from the Church and some of its followers as he was when he declared his sexual orientation in 2005, and strongly believes that homosexuals…