(Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2005) Historical and scientific viewpoints are greatly significant in the way that gay persons distinguish themselves today and how the development of gay communities have grown and changed. For example, looking at the historical standpoint, many of the male Greeks seen exploring their curiosity of interacting sexually with a member of the same sex, as totally normal and natural. However, the Christian Church did not agree with this view. They viewed it as a sin and un-natural. They also believed that a gay person is committing a sin and would burn in hell for having a sexual experience with a person of the same sex.
which represents the significant social issue dividing people in the United States (Feldman, 2009). In some of the states the uniting of two gays is called a Civil Union or Domestic Partnership. There many gay rights groups are fighting for rights and religious groups are against gay marriage and I do not feel that it is right. It is fair to discriminate against gays for being together. America suppose to be a free country and people should be able to be in any kind of relationship they choose.
I think that everyone should have the right to get married no matter if he is homosexual or not. There are many orphans around the world, which couples should consider to adopt. The same sex families can help to increase the number of adopting. Two mothers or fathers can bring up a child just fine if they are responsible and love their child. Same sex couples who want to marry looking for the same kinds of benefits that the other couples are.
I think I both agree and disagree with how they portrayed certain issues in this movie. The conclusion of the movie ended with gays getting some rights, but on the other hand how homosexuals were treated throughout the movie was horrible and I definitely don’t agree due to my view and opinion on this issue. I am well aware that homophobia is a serious issue in todays society and you hear lot more about it today then what you would have ten years ago, and being gay is found a lot more common. I believe myself to have a strong understanding on the diversity in sexuality and more importantly discrimination. I have family members that are attracted to the same sex and I personally don’t think of them to be any different.
In the section titled, “The Reality of Homosexuality and its Lifestyles,” Ray states, “Many homosexuals engage in sexual practices that are virtually unknown among heterosexuals.” After checking the front cover to determine if this book was written in this century, I found it difficult to believe Ray felt he could effectively speak for the entire heterosexual world when he made this statement. During my initial enlistment processing, I was asked if I was homosexual or heterosexual. I was never asked if I
Assignment: Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality PSY/265 Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality I believe that the historical and scientific perspectives in the text have shaped the way that gay individuals may perceive themselves in that they give these particular individuals different views of other people and the way that they look at gay people and their chosen lifestyle. The cross-cultural perspective is one perspective that gives gay individuals the perspectives from different cultures and the way that they view and think of the gay sexual orientation. While some cultures believe that gay relationships between two individuals of the same sex is wrong, some other cultures believe that it
The research also extends the concept of the “double closet” in which the participants actually felt more conformable with their identity as homosexual males versus wealthy males (Hokemeyer, 2009). It would be interesting to find out if Low-SES homosexual males also identify more with being homosexual or being poor. Does being homosexual keep them from achieving all of their goals emotionally, personally and professionally? As is well known, problem of violence against homosexuals is so pervasive that they were a specifically identified group when the United States Congress ordered
I can’t speak for anyone in the audience but I can say that the speech had effects on my views because in all reality if two gay people do get married it doesn’t change a thing for most people. If you’re able to gain one audience member’s reason then, your speech has been effective even if the least bit. Because he was gay, talking about how it is unfair for banning gay marriage puts him in the middle of advantage and a disadvantage. It’s a disadvantage because we’re only getting the gay person’s perspective on gay marriage, but it’s an advantage because of the personal connections between him and his theory. Even though he faces the disadvantage, he was still thorough at getting his point across.
The amount of coverage that Matthews murder received gave a lot of people the idea that his death was of more importance than the death of others in the town. It overshadowed other stories because unlike other murders or deaths, it was motivated by one boy’s sexuality and categorized as a hate crime. It served as an eye opener not only to the people of Laramie but also to the people of the country because discrimination against homosexuals was in some ways a social norm ( and still is), but because someone had actually been murdered because they were homosexual, this was considered by most to be downright unacceptable. In today’s society when you hear that someone was shot to death, it might get a couple days, or a couple minutes of media coverage and then the story will soon fade away, but when you hear that someone was shot and the motivation of the murder was race, or sexual orientation it is often more publicized and gains more media coverage. Although the media makes it out to seem that one’s person’s life is more valuable than another’s, what it comes down to is America’s response, if the media believes that America will have a greater response to one story, that is the story that will be the focus of the media.
The first behavior that I will seriously work on is procrastination. This behavior falls under the managerial skills of problem solving and decision making. Procrastination is a habit of needlessly putting off relevant activities until another day or time. Procrastination is a behavior that I really need to change. I am Problem Solving PROBLEN SOLVING and DECISION MAKING Making a choice between a specific behavior that I would change would be a rather easy decision.