Gay Life Essay Examples

  • The Aging Lesbian

    4146 words - 17 pages

    The Aging Lesbian: Understanding Diversity and Promoting Tolerance Researchers have learned that lesbian adults have some of the same concerns about aging as heterosexual older adults. This aging population has lived for many decades amongst us in our society however, many have suffered mockery, discrimination and rejection from their families and the general public alike. Because of this, many lean towards social exlusivity rather than inclusivity. Numerous aging lesbian women have insufficient family relationships that lack encouragement and support from loved ones on their

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    LGB Wait Wheres The T

    3180 words - 13 pages

    In our day and age, a person’s workplace is generally thought of as being a safe, non-discriminatory environment. No matter your race, religion, body type, gender, marital status, or what have you, in this country, you are legally protected from intolerance and bigotry. Very recently, due to the passing of the Employment Non Discrimination Act – or better known as ENDA, sexual orientation was added to that list of characteristics that are safe from workplace prejudice and while this affects many people in a positive way, there is still one group that is completely left in the dust: a group tha

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    1564 words - 7 pages

    Diversity Diversity is an increasingly important factor in organizational life as organizations worldwide become more diverse in terms of the gender, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, and other personal characteristics of their members. By the year 2000, the American workforce is likely to be gender-balanced, with only 58% of the workforce comprised of White, native-born Americans. Due to the increasing globalization of business requires employees from different cultures to work together in cross-national teams. Firms are being forced to form cross functional, inter-departmental, c

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    Diversity In Brockport

    1153 words - 5 pages

    Dustin Lindsay Professor Kate O’Brien GEP 150 December 11, 2008 Diversity in SUNY Brockport Beyond all doubt, diversity on college campuses has truly undergone many beautiful changes. Diversity used to be something that was not embraced. In our generation it is not only embraced but it is also encouraged. One college that is truly diverse beyond measure is SUNY Brockport. There are many different groups of people that exist at Brockport. One group that is quite large in number is the sports fans and the jocks. This group of people has many houses to party at including: The hockey hou

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    Interactive Experinece

    1395 words - 6 pages

    Interactive experience The event that I decided to attend for this part of our research on the GLBT community was a gay club called Rage in West Hollywood. I went with fellow classmates Michelle, Anthony and Sara. I was very excited when I heard that we would be going to a club up in Hollywood, I had no fear of exploring this new diverse culture. I differently had a unique experience to say the least with a man dressed in thigh high pleather boots, a black mini skirt and a red top. I learned from this beautiful culture that there is no difference in my opinion from them to me. I believe

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    Gay Clubs At High Schools

    1336 words - 6 pages

    Students - whether gay, straight, or somewhere in between - all deserve support and a place to go where they can be themselves; some would disagree with this, but I think the issue of clubs, formed for sexual minority students, being shut down by schools is something that must be dealt with. These sexual minority students and their heterosexual supporters should not be forced to remain unrecognized. Recently, Katy ISD has stated that their schools will not be allowed to participate in a Day of Silence, an annual event in which students quit talking for a day to protest discrimination against g

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    Crisis Intervention

    1656 words - 7 pages

    Introduction: Domestic violence is a social concern that affects lives of many individuals. When most people think of domestic violence we think about a heterosexual, lower class individual and we associate domestic violence in a physical form. According to Tod W. Burke PhD. “Domestic violence is understood to be the use of any instrumentality to control a household member, including physical harm or its threat, isolation from friends and family, economic deprivation, sexual assault, destruction of property, withholding medication and psychological manipulation.”SAME SEX DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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    A Z On Thomas Jefferson

    2860 words - 12 pages

    Ask questions; be willing to wonder: I have a feeling that the stress factor and a potential peer pressure aspect is more of a cause than direct advertising may be. Being gay, having to come out to friends and family, and facing potential discrimination, even potential physical assault because of your sexuality, can be very stressful. And many of these feelings of stress and fear begin for people in the LGBT community when they are children or teenagers. As we know, cigarettes are highly addictive, so it makes sense that once someone starts smoking to deal with stress at a young age, they wou

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    The Coming Out Process

    3139 words - 13 pages

    The Coming out Process and Its Challenges The development of the gay community in recent history has significantly improved societal attitudes and transformed our cultural awareness. This change in consciousness has permitted more opportunities for gay individuals to safely come out. Prior to the 1969 Stonewall riot in New York and subsequent 1970 demonstration in Canada where gay liberation was initiated, being homosexual was considered taboo and even treated as a mental illness up until 1973 (Hyde, DeLamater, & Byers, 2009). Despite the numerous advances society has made towards the acce

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    Domestic Violence In The Gay And Lesbian

    1914 words - 8 pages

    Domestic violence in the Gay and Lesbian community is a serious issue. As in opposite gendered couples, the problem is under reported. In 1996, Susan Holt, the coordinator of the domestic violence unit of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, said that “Domestic violence is the third largest health problem facing the gay and lesbian community today and trails only behind AIDS and substance abuse…in terms of sheer numbers and lethality.”(Holt, 1996 p.39) We are going to explore some of the reasons why Gay and Lesbian’s do not tend to report Domestic Violence as well as how similar it can be

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    Sexuality And The Married Woman

    3204 words - 13 pages

    Introduction If one looks at the media or even in Hollywood today there are many messages that can be seen about the bisexual female. Many which fail to look at the many intricacies that surround female bisexuality. Whereas it appear that mainstream media frequently view bisexual men with distaste there is often an appearance of fun or glamorization surrounding the bisexual female. This often erroneous glamorization overlooks for instance, the challenges in finding community that faces the bisexual female, or the invisibility that accompanies the bisexual community as a whole (Firestein, 200

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    Gay Discrimination Rights

    1186 words - 5 pages

    “War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?” quoted from The Value of True Families. Not many realize how unfairly homosexuals are treated and that they are deliberately disregarded by several citizens. The amount of discrimination towards the gay community is inexcusable and appalling. Why can’t we follow the quote, “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” There are so many character traits that make up someone’s persona. By the time we get through with all the things that we really appreciate and admire about people, what they

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    Stonewall Riots

    2841 words - 12 pages

    Stonewall: A Revolution Serving as the battleground for a cultural revolution, the young generation of America in the 60’s and 70’s found themselves challenging the ideas of the conservative government they lived under. What can best be described as a time of discovery and questioning, advances in the civil rights movement as well as the conflicts in Vietnam seemed to divide the nation. Within these events, America saw the rise of another revolution brewing, one that had started long before but continued to get pushed aside: that of equal rights for homosexuals. The Stonewall Riots are

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    Anti Bullying

    1923 words - 8 pages

    March 18, 2011 “Whether life's disabilities left you outcast, bullied, or teased, rejoice and love yourself today 'cause baby you were born this way. No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby I was born to survive.” -Lady Gaga There has been an increase in suicides lately, especially among young males. The problem is Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) bullying and harassment. It is an epidemic but most people don’t care. In the U.S. 75% of students have no state laws to protect them from harassment and discrimination in sc

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    I Have A Dream

    1336 words - 6 pages

    Over six decades ago, a great American by the name of Harry Hay, started the first national gay rights organization. This huge step in society was seen as a great symbol of hope for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community who had previously been seen as a disgrace and left to endure the inequality and hatred directed towards them. Hay’s movement came as a joyous daybreak to the end of the long night of perpetual darkness. But, still today, we must face the heartbreaking fact that the LGBT community is still not considered equal. Over sixty years later, the life of the L

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    The Right To Be Equal

    2363 words - 10 pages

    The Right to be Equal Imagine not reaping the benefits of marrying a loved one or getting turned down at a job interview not because of your resume but because of your sexual orientation. Imagine living a lie to make others happy and disguising yourself to be the ideal human being in the eyes of society, all because being a homosexual is different. Although rights for homosexuals have improved a great deal, the gay community is often still frowned upon and lacks equality.  Homosexual lifestyles need to continue to be recognized and offered the same rights as heterosexuals.  All people

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    Ann Bib

    1313 words - 6 pages

    Sam Leigh Todd Laufenberg English 102.005 July 12, 2011 Ann. Bib. Sandfort, T. M. (2003). Studying Sexual Orientation Change: A Methodological Review of the Spitzer Study, "Can Some Gay Men and Lesbians Change Their Sexual Orientation?". Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, 7(3), 15-29. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. The main point of this article was that Spitzer interviewed a handful of gays and lesbians over the phone about how ‘therapy” changed their look on being gay or lesbian or if it even did. Each interview took about 45 minutes. It also just talked about how he could have mad

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    Impact Of Stonewall Riots Draft

    2943 words - 12 pages

    Assess the impact of the Stonewall Riots On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Liberation as well as its effects the LGBT community as a whole. The Stonewall Riots were a series of violent protests against police harassment by the Gay community of New York City in 1969. While not planned; a spur of the moment uprising, the riots managed to explain to the world that the gay community are oppressed, and that we were not going to take it anymore. While not the beginning of the fight for homosexual rights, with demonstrations and other violent protests happening wit

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    Lgbt Equality In The Uk

    2382 words - 10 pages

    Why has it taken so long to achieve something like legal equality for gay, lesbian and transgendered people in the UK? The idea of ‘lesbian and gay rights’ first appeared in politics under the term ‘gay rights’ in the 1970s after the Stonewall Riots in New York in 1969. Although Britain claims to be that of an equal democratic society it has taken over 50 years of campaigning and pushing for reform for there to be anything near to legal equality in law in Britain for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Lesbian acts have never been illegal in Britain so long as both

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    Harvey Milk

    1559 words - 7 pages

    With courage and determination, Harvey Milk fought to achieve equal rights for homosexuals during a time when being gay was looked upon as a mental illness and a sin. Milk took a daring step against society and became the first openly homosexual person to be elected to a government office in the United States. His break from traditional belief and custom however, lead to his assassination in 1978. Although Harvey Milk’s time had ended, his fortitude and creed brought widespread attention to the gay rights movement and his legacy still lives on today. Harvey Milk was born in Woodmere, New Yo

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    Gays In The Military

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    Running Head: GAYS IN THE MILITARY Gays in the Military University of Phoenix 27 June 2010 Abstract This paper explores the pros and cons of having gay members serving in The United States military. Imagine that you’ve worked on a job or served in the military for ten years. You’re sure that you have a stable working relationship with your co-worker. Everything appears to be “normal” until on day he decides to come out of the closet and reveal to you that he is actually gay. Do you think that this disclosure would affect your working relationship? There are many more advantages to

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    Gay Lesbian And Bisexual Clients

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    “Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients” by Ruperto M. Perez Ruperto M. Perez received his B.A. and M.A. from Boston College and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993. He has been Counseling Services Coordinator and Training Director at University of Georgia, Assistant Director of the Counseling Center at the University of Florida, and is currently the Director of the Counseling Center at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Perez is active in therapy areas dealing with gender issues and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender issues and currently

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    1766 words - 8 pages

    Slide one. History of transgender: Transsexuality has apparently been around long before it was diagnosed in the 19th century. However, modern diagnosis started back in the 1880s in Germany, where the fledgling field of sexology was being created. In 1886, a German doctor by the name of Richard von Krafft-Ebing began studying the prevalence of gender divergence among the homosexual population. He coined a term, "gynandry" to describe the phenomenon. Later, in 1902, he described something he called, "metamorphosis sexualis paranoia", wherein a homosexual truly believed him or herself to be

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    Lgbt Substance Abuse Treatment

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    Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals By: Tina Marie Chatmon My paper seeks to inform you, my fellow course mates and future counselors, appropriate treatment approaches that will help ensure the development or enhancement of effective LGBT sensitive programs. I will provide information on sexual orientation, legal issues, and treatment approaches from a LGBT standpoint. Substance abuse in the LGBT community by LGBT individuals is very difficult to determine for several reasons. Reliable information on the

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    Educational Resilience

    1074 words - 5 pages

    Teacher-Mentors and the Educational Resilience of Sexual Minority Youth Summary Billie Gastic and Dominique Johnson were the first group of people to do a study that examined the benefits of informal mentoring on the educational resilience of sexual minority youth. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Gastic and Johnson collected data to show that having a mentor such as a teacher, is associated with higher levels of post-secondary participation for the young sexual minority such as gay, lesbian and bisexual youth. Since there have been scholars that have examined the

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    1175 words - 5 pages

    Written Report: LGBT Rights LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered. It is a movement of individuals that stand up for LGBT rights and laws. They stand up against discrimination of all people. They mainly focus on discrimination against same sex couples, bisexual couples, and transgendered couples. They have recently added a “Q” to the LGBT representing the queer community who are questioning their sexuality. Lesbian: Sexual and romantic desire between two females. Gay: Sexual and romantic desire between two males. Bisexual: The sexual and romantic desire to be with a mal

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    The Repeal Of The Dont Ask Dont Tell Policy

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    Running Head: THE REPEAL 1 The Repeal of the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” Policy of the Department of Defense BUS 311 Professor Jumper November 15, 2011 THE REPEAL 2 The Repeal of the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” Policy of the Department of Defense September 20th 2011 was a historic day for the United States Military. On that day our 44th President, Barack Obama, signed into law the repeal of the long standing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DODT) policy of the Department of D

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    I .Related Readings Law, politics, society and sociology Legality Further information: Sodomy law and LGBT rights by country or territory See also: LGBT rights opposition Most nations do not impede consensual sex between unrelated persons above the local age of consent. Some jurisdictions further recognize identical rights, protections, and privileges for the family structures of same-sex couples, including marriage. Some nations mandate that all individuals restrict themselves to heterosexual relationships; that is, in some jurisdictions homosexual activity is illegal. Offenders can fa

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    Lgbtq Art Therapy

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    Running Head: ART THERAPY FOR THE LGBTQ CLIENT Art therapy: Treating the LGBTQ population Abstract Research has found that LGBTQ clients are at increased risk for major depression, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, panic disorder, alcohol and drug dependency, and poor self-esteem when compared to the general population (Pelton-Sweet & Sherry, 2008). The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning (LGBTQ) clients have unique and diverse needs that need to be considered before and during art therapy. It is crucial that art therapists convey a feeling of acceptanc

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    Evaluating An Intervention To Reduce Homophobic Sc

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    Faigle, T. Drexel University MPH Executive Program, Summer 2011: Research Paper 1 Evaluating an Intervention to Reduce Homophobic School Bullying and LGBT Suicide Risk Process Evaluation In developing and implementing our pilot intervention aimed at reducing bullying & suicide risk among adolescents in Pennsylvania middle schools we have laid out a number of steps that can and must be measured and evaluated as we proceed. We initiated the preliminary step of problem definition by framing the question: “What is bullying?” Our examination of the issues led us to adopt the basic definiti

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    L G B Wait Where S The T

    3180 words - 13 pages

    In our day and age, a person’s workplace is generally thought of as being a safe, non-discriminatory environment. No matter your race, religion, body type, gender, marital status, or what have you, in this country, you are legally protected from intolerance and bigotry. Very recently, due to the passing of the Employment Non Discrimination Act – or better known as ENDA, sexual orientation was added to that list of characteristics that are safe from workplace prejudice and while this affects many people in a positive way, there is still one group that is completely left in the dust: a group tha

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    4761 words - 20 pages

    Language teachers are often practiced to claim that the language is the mode or mean of communication. They further elaborate this point by narrating how the language has its own origin and what was the evolution of language. But most of the language teachers are not tended to say the progressive role of language. With the birth of capitalism, the inborn role of language becomes inevitable. In today’s restless era, the reactionary role of nationalism becomes progressive and it comes under the human beings’ top most freedom struggle named class struggle. The social scientist Frederi

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