History of Queer Art: From Ancient Art to India’s Revolutionizing Queer Artists

 Offensive. Irreverent. Debased. Risqué. Obscene. Lewd. Indecent. Vulgar. Depraved. Lusty. These are just some of the words critiques have used through the years to describe art by the ‘queer’ artists, the art a lot of people believe just isn’t fit for mainstream audiences. A lot of people believe ‘queer’ or ‘gay’ art started in … Read more

Protect LGBTQ+ Youth: The Harmful History & Ineffectiveness of Conversion Therapy

 Many people nowadays understand the fact that people are born who they are. Yet some still believe that you are able to manipulate someone’s sexuality or gender. Hard conversion therapy or “reparative therapy” was pushed onto many LGBTQ+ people. Conversion therapy was first created to convert gay men into the “norm” heterosexual society. Since … Read more

History of the Split Attraction Model: Asexual & LGBT Community Concerns Explored

 History of the Split Attraction Model and Concerns in Chronological Order Asexual application, ace/aro origins The split attraction model debuted in the asexual community. When the asexual community was first becoming noticed in mainstream discourse the general conceptualization of an asexual person was an individual who was entirely uninterested in relationships with other people– … Read more

Revolutionary Civil Rights for LGBTQ Citizens in Canada: A History

 During the past five decades, same-sex marriage in Canada, has become so revolutionized that today both men and women, can marry whoever they want, all across the nation. This is not to say that gay men and lesbian women do not face any difficulties today. Though, 53 years ago, gays, lesbians, same-sex common partners, … Read more

How Families Have Changed in the UK over the Last 30 Years – Marriage, Cohabitation and Divorce

 In the last 30 years or so, British society has experienced many changes in the organization of the family. It could be argued that many of these changes have occurred because of a change in attitudes and expectations of family life as well as legislative changes. In this essay I will be looking at … Read more

Rise in LGBTQ Discrimination: Mental Health & Hate Crimes

 LGBTQ Discrimination On June 12th, 2016, forty-nine people were murdered in the horrific hate-crime shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, regarded as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (“They”). Acts of LGBTQ discrimination such as this happen everyday and will continue happening with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Thanks to … Read more

LGBTQ Discrimination: Right to Live in Freedom and Safety

 LGBTQ Discrimination On June 12th, 2016, forty-nine people were murdered in the horrific hate-crime shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, regarded as the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (“They”). Acts of LGBTQ discrimination such as this happen everyday and will continue happening with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Thanks to … Read more

LGBTQ History: Pierre Trudeau’s Bill C-150 & 45-Day delay to US Stonewall Riots

     (Not too sure where I am going with this, but sure) On May 14th, 1969, the current Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau passed Bill C-150. Bill C-150 decriminalized homosexuality for men over the age of 21 (CBC, 2015), a huge step for gay rights in Canada. This allowed Everett Klippert who was … Read more

Inspiring Gay Rights Fight: A Look at the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s

 Your closest sibling was just sent to jail for being identified as a part of the 23% of America's population who consider themselves as “gay” or “lesbian” (Gallup, Inc). Fortunately, that never happened as this would not occur in today’s time, but fifty years ago this was the American culture. Gay rights was just … Read more

Treating LGBTQ Youth (mental health)

Introduction Individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community are an interesting topic of discussion when it applies to mental health treatment. There are many intervention options available, as well as many more options that could be implemented in the treatment of mental health disorders. The LGBTQ community, specifically gay and bisexual … Read more

Effects of Heteronormativity on LGBTQ+ Students’ Views about Sex/Sexuality

I. Research Title Dismantling ‘Straight’ Bias: Determining the Effects of Heteronormativity on LGBTQ+ Senior High School Students’ Views about Sex and Sexuality II. Background of the Study Sex and sexuality have always been clearly defined in a heterosexual lens. In particular, the most accepted definition of sex involves the penetration of a vagina by a … Read more

LGBT subcultures can be a form of resistance against dominant cultures

In recent years, there has been a deeper understanding of queer youth cultures, with society becoming more accepting. However, there is still stigmatisation towards LGBT youth which often leads to them creating their own subcultures which can be a form of resistance against dominant cultures. Queer theory is a movement away from the idea that … Read more

Children’s human rights in an educational context for LGBTI

“Children and young people in Scotland want a Scotland that is safe, that treats them fairly, where they are respected and where they are included” Tam Baillie (Education Scotland Speech 2012) This essay will look at issues surrounding children’s human rights in an educational context, for the minority group known as LGBT(I). LGBTI stands for … Read more

Intolerance of Homosexuals in the Christian Community

Intolerance can be best characterized as the unwillingness or refusal to tolerate or respect opinions or beliefs contrary to one’s own. There are a few different kinds of intolerance, such as religious intolerance, sexual intolerance and racial intolerance. Throughout history many types of intolerance have been used to discriminate against others beliefs. The Crucible is … Read more

Comparing LGBT & Civil Rights Movements: A Historical Overview of Society's Fight for Equality

 The LGBT Rights Movement and the Civil Rights Movement are two very well-known crusades in U.S. history that ended up changing society for the better. Both campaigns had different end goals and different purposes, and were both led by diverse groups of people, however, they are also similar as much as they are contrasting … Read more

A study on the history and media representation of LGBTQ+ in China

As one of the most heated discussed topics all around the world, LGBTQ+ equal rights have entered a new era. In 2010s, an increasing number of countries have started or completed the process of legalizing same-sex marriage and supporting LGBTQ+ rights by establishing anti-discrimination laws concerning sexual orientation as well as gender identities and expressions. … Read more

Spain and its views on the LGBT

The lgbtq rights of citizens around the globe has been a controversial topic for many centuries. Persecution of the LGBTQ community is an ongoing issue, and many countries including the delegation Spain has vowed to terminate this type of abuse. In early July of 2005, same-sex marriage was legalized in Spain, and since then, members … Read more

LGBT individual’s experiences with bullying

This week’s reading, written by Eleanor Formby, was discussing LGBT individual’s experiences with bullying. The article’s main point of discussion was how societies view is very close-minded on homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. This is a result of protraying bullying at the center of the issue when it is due to a fault in the current … Read more

New Orleans’ Rich History & Unique LGBT Culture

 What to Expect: A Guide to Navigating New Orleans By Shane Womack Don’t feel bad for enjoying your time in historic NOLA and the French Quarter! The 47th annual Southern Decadence, the massive five-day music and dance party festival that annually attracts more than 250,000 LGBT attendees to the infamous New Orleans French Quarter, … Read more

LGBTQ+ rights in Russia

Introduction “On January 25, Kremlin-friendly journalist Anton Krasovsky invited a bunch of drag queens on his show on KontrTV, a Kremlin-owned channel. It was his personal protest against a proposed law in the Russian parliament, the Duma, which would ban distributing “gay propaganda” to minors. “I’m gay,” he said on the air. “And I’m as … Read more

Portrayals of LGBT people of color in media

It is no myth that Hollywood certainly has a diversity problem. This is often because of Hollywood’s hegemonic power belonging to straight, white, males. This power structure leads to media seeming as a distorted mirror image of actual reality. Contemporary media may seem diverse, but it still lacks true multi-dimensional diversity. LGBT people of color, … Read more

Criminalization of LGBTQ people

“We don’t have any gays…To purify our blood, if there are any here, take them.” These are the horrifying words of Ramzan Kadyrov, given in a bizarre interview over the weekend to HBO’s Real Sports. Kadyrov, the leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Putin protégé and petty tyrant, made these remarks when confronted with … Read more

Hate Crimes Against LGBT Individuals

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals occupy approximately ten percent of the United States’ inhabitants, meaning if you are sitting in a lecture composed of a hundred people, more than ten of those students are LGBT individuals. However, this compellingly vast minority group is one of the least protected groups by the United States government … Read more

Anti-LGBT legislation

In the majority of white Western countries LGBT people live safely under the protection of the law, and are provided with the same rights as heterosexuals. But in 72 countries around the world, legislation exists that criminalizes homosexuality, which leads to the degradation of physical safety and mental health among LGBT people. Homosexuals in particular … Read more

LGBTQ rights – queer people of color

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states of he United States of America. On that day, Jim Obergefell was granted the right of recognition on his late husband’s death certificate in the State of Ohio, a state that previously disregarded Obergefell and his late husband’s twenty-year marriage. Proven … Read more

The Trump administration dismantled LGBT-friendly policies related to health care

Introduction An article posted by Politico author Dan Diamond summarizes how the Trump administration has “dismantled” LGBT-friendly policies related to health care and is working on reversing some of the few protections that this group has under the law. Article Summary Healthcare The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the United States is … Read more

Muslim-Americans and LGBTQ Acceptance: 57% Believe There Is More Than One Way to Interpret Islam

 Within the United States of America, Muslim-Americans account for 3.45 million of the population. According to a 2017 study, 52% of Muslim-Americans are accepting of homosexuality, in comparison to only 34% of white evangelical Christian Protestants (Kuruvilla). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) people have always struggled with their identities and faith. While Muslim-Americans … Read more

Exploring if the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should Explicitly Mention LGBT Rights

 Hutcherson, Kasi Prof. Chad Hammett English 1301- Fall 2016 Hutcherson November 29, 2016 Should the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Include an Explicit Mention of LGBT Rights? Scott Jones, a Canadian man, had his throat slashed open and was stabbed in his back in New Glasglow, N.S. His spine was severed from the brutal … Read more

Minimize Discrimination Against LGBT Youth: A Look at the Role of Schools and Parents

 Abstract In this paper, I will discuss the different types of discrimination that LGBT youths are faced with and the effects on these youths. The paper will elaborate on the severe impacts on LGBT youths not only caused by discrimination but also due to lack of support and guidance. The paper will also discuss … Read more

Research Report on LGBTQ Rights Integration in Society

 Research Report Forum: The Third General Assembly Issue : Integration of LGBTQ rights in Society Chairs: Raoul Jutstra and Tom Oude Veldhuis   Table of Contents Research Report 1 Personal Introduction 3 The Third General Assembly 4 Issue: ‘Integration of LGBTQ rights in Society’ 5 Timeline of related events 7 Key terms 8 Sources … Read more

Exploring the Equality Act 2015: Understanding the Repercussions of LGBT Rights Across the US

 The Supreme Court decision consenting gay and lesbian couples the right to marry in all the states was a landmark victory for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.  It was a hard fought victory spanning years of hard work and activism.  Nonetheless, even in the wake of that substantial step in the … Read more

Solving Homelessness for LGBTQ Youth: Media Coverage, Decreased Rent, and Substance Abuse Control

 Although many believe that the solution to homelessness is simply just an expansion of shelters, an actual solution is providing the assistance needed for homeless youth to progress, decreased rent prices, and Substance abuse control laws. The LGBTQ community is composed of thousands of people (including teens). Most teenagers share stories with the public … Read more

Discussing LGBTQ Representation and Love Story in Gone Home Game Narrative

 Brooke McLennan 100978431 COMS 4412B Sarah Thorne April 10th 2018 Representation Through Game Narratives Gone Home released in 2015 is a first person discovery game set in 1995 and tells the story of the Greenbriar family upon the return of their eldest daughter Katie from a year abroad, only to discover her family is … Read more

Exploring Nonsuicidal Self Injury in the LGBT+ Community with Integrative Review

 Abstract The LBGT population is a community that still needs to be studied. It was identified as a risk population with little evidence and understand as to why. There has been increasing investigations of depression, anxiety and suicide, but not in self injury in the population. Nonsuicidal self injury among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and … Read more

The Impact of Conservative Societies on LGBTQ+ Adolescent Suicide and Depression

 In light of our current evolving and more accepting society, it has become apparent that the LGBTQ+ community has significantly progressed as we have become more aware of these severely oppressed groups of people and have finally made room for the minority. An estimated one in every twelve Americans have identified as a member … Read more

Engaging LGBTQ Discrimination and Mental Health: Exploring Consequences of Anti-LGBT Discrimination and Resilience Strategies

 Annotated Bibliography Craney, R. S., Watson, L. B., Brownfield, J., & Flores, M. J. (2018). Bisexual women’s discriminatory experiences and psychological distress: Exploring the roles of coping and LGBTQ community connectedness. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5(3), 324–337. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000276 In this study it investigated reconcile roles of coping structure in the link … Read more

Breaking the Barriers: How Do LGBTQ-Related Programs Fare in Mainstream Museums?

 The key word “open to everyone” is present in many museum programs’ descriptions. Especially for education programs that aim to provide information outside of the physical artworks, most program managers are willing to demonstrate the knowledge to anyone regardless of their cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. However, the audiences for LGBTQ-related education programs at … Read more

Exploring LGBT Film Censorship in Malaysia: “Understand LGBT Rights and Critically Examine Censorship of Movies

 “Star Wars”, “Titanic”, “The Godfather”, these film titles have surely been heard by most if not all movie lovers across the globe. Movies play a big role in the current society that we live in; they give us a people a place to distance ourselves from reality when we are filled with stress or … Read more

Religious Liberties vs. LGBTQ Rights: Examining the Clash

 When the United States of America was formed along with it came the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights contains the first ten Amendments in the Constitution, these rights offer numerous specific limitations on the national governments ability to interfere with personal liberties. Right away the Bill of Rights starts … Read more

Rodney Croome’s Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights: Examining Croome v. State of Tasmania 1997 and Its Impact

 A Question of Rights Croome v. State of Tasmania 1997 Protests began in the late 1980s in Tasmania surrounding the decriminalisation of homosexual activity – increasing with the introduction of the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Group. Rodney Croome is an Australian LGBTQ+ activist and academic, a National Convenor of Australian Marriage Equality … Read more

GLSEN: Improving LGBTQ Inclusivity in Schools and Health Care

 Literature review Effects of Inclusive School Curriculum The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is a well-rounded national organization that is focused on ensuring that schools are safe for all students, whether if they identify as LGBTQ or Non-LGBTQ. This organization conducted a biennial survey on school experiences of LGBTQ youths. Students who … Read more

Why LGBT Teens and High School Anxieties are Rising: Examining Stress and Fear in Society Today

 Society today is the most advanced that it has ever been. Crime rates are down, and statistically we are living in the safest time period in human history. If all of that is true, why is everybody so anxious? Why are the rates of teen depression and teen suicide drastically rising? To get to … Read more

LGBT Health Care Disparities: 6 Years Since the Institute of Medicine Report”

 Despite recent victories for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) rights including more vocal public support and the landmark United States Supreme Court cases of 2013 and 2015, the LGBT population continues to face worse health outcomes compared to the general U.S. population. Many of these poor health outcomes are attributable to the health care … Read more

Solving LGBTQ Youth Mental Illness: Ways to Support and Prevent Suicide

 As a lesbian, I have become aware of the struggles involved in being an LGBTQ youth in our present society. This brought me to ask the following research question, “Are LGBTQ youth excessively affected by mental illness?” LGBTQ youth face more negative outcomes due to prejudice and other biases. To prevent LGBTQ youth to … Read more

Supports For LGBTQ Youth: Preventing Mental Illness and Suicide

 ay in herAs a lesbian, I have become aware of the struggles involved in being an LGBTQ youth in our present society. This brought me to ask the following research question, “Are LGBTQ youth excessively affected by mental illness?” LGBTQ youth face more negative outcomes due to prejudice and other biases. To prevent LGBTQ … Read more

Same Love: Powerful Messages and Important Morals for LGBT Community and Beyond

 The song “Same Love” is written and performed by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and is featuring Mary Lambert. Same Love portrays powerful messages and important morals through the lyrics, and is very relatable to today’s society and to the LGBT community. Strong themes of identity, stereotypes, discrimination, and inequality are carried through the verses … Read more

Is LGBTQ+ Representation in Media Doing More Harm Than Good?

 LGBTQ+ Representation in Media: Doing More Harm Than Good? Lesbian, gay, and transgender groups have been increasingly represented in media and even politics over the past few years, whereas earlier, they were totally overlooked. While this is, indeed, progress for the LGBTQ+ movement, it is nowhere near enough. It also begs the question; just … Read more

LGBTQ Victims Sexual Assault: Rates, Prevention and Support | Study Findings

 The sexual victimization that people of the LGBTQ community face receives a small amount of attention. The studies that have been conducted to understand the situations, people and rate of these instances have been limited in certain aspects. Some of the most important things that need to be considered in this area is the … Read more

Promote LGBT Mental Health in Schools: Strategies for School Counselors

 LGBT Mental Health and Education  School counselors are advocates for all students and have the responsibility to break down barriers to student growth and promote educational change for academic success of all students based on The ASCA National Model (American School Counselor Association, 2003). Counselors have a responsibility to bring awareness to underrepresented students … Read more

Groups Impacting Filipino LGBT Community: Historical Repercussions, Media, Religious Beliefs and Politics

 Running head:  Influence on the Filipino LGBT Community The Influence of Various Groups on the Filipino LGBT Community INST 201-01 Dr. Joseph Jozwiak Bea Patricia V. Burgos December 15, 2018 The Influence of Various Groups on the Filipino LGBT Community Introduction Most recently, the Philippines has been known for its controversial president, Rodrigo Duterte, … Read more

Symbolic Victory of House Bill 2: Strengthening LGBT Support Despite Conservative Discrimination

 The Symbolic Victory of House Bill 2: How Anti-Discrimination Legislation Strengthened Support for the LGBT Community Rebecca Dupree University of North Carolina Wilmington rmd3017@uncw.edu Abstract The Symbolic Victory of House Bill 2 In 2016, a law, House Bill 2, was passed that prohibited any new protections for the LGBT community and transgenders to use … Read more

Exploring LGBTQ Representation in Hindu Mythology w/ Pranjali Morchhale

 Exploring identity & facets of sexuality through Hindu religious texts, myths & architecture LGBTQ Representation in Hindu Mythology   Pranjali Morchhale CONTENTS Literature review The existing literature & scholarly articles on Hindu mythology all acknowledge the existence of LGBTQ characters and behaviors in the religious texts & stories. What they represent & their interpretation … Read more

Exploring Negative Lesbian Representation in Pitch Perfect Franchise: Queerbaiting, Anti-Queerphobic Humour and LGBTQ Representation

 Exploring ‘Queerbaiting’ and Negative Lesbian Representation in the Pitch Perfect Franchise Introduction The Pitch Perfect franchise is a solid example of how producers completely disregard fans by continuous Queerbaiting and poorly writing characters which fans had grown to love. Within the Pitch Perfect trilogy, there is only one openly lesbian character, who is negatively … Read more

Progression of Education Policies in the UK Towards LGBTQ+: a Reflection of Durkheim’s Social Transformations.

 Durkheim stated that “Educational transformations are always the result and the symptom of social transformations”- The progression of education policies in the UK towards LGBTQ+ Introduction This essay will discuss the progression of education policies in the UK towards LGBTQ+ in relation to the social theories by Durkheim, MacNaughton and Foucault. Primarily, there wil … Read more

Learning the Hard Way: Why LGBT Figures Must “Play It Up or Shut Up” in Public Life

 One of the most devastating blows to my ego occurred after I saw the 2015 feature film, “Freeheld.” The movie, which was based on the documentary of the same name that won the Oscar® for Best Short Documentary in 2008, featured the all-star line up of Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, and Steve Carrel. If … Read more

Exploring How Bicultural LGBT+ Adolescents Experience Their Social Environment and the Support of Social Care

 Research design Qualitative approach & method For this study a qualitative research approach was used, with semi-structured individual interviews as a data collection method. The reason for choosing a qualitative approach with interviews was because of the fact that the focus lies on the experience of bicultural adolescents with LGBT+ feelings and the influence … Read more

Mississippi Must Repeal House Bill 1523 and End Discriminatory Practices Against LGBT People

 Problem statement With the passage of the House Bill 1523 (HB 1523) by the legislature of the State of Mississippi, its societal implication significantly undermines the civil rights of the LGBT community. The outright state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people aggravates the chronic social inequality by depriving them of equal civil rights. NGLTF (National LGBTQ … Read more

Disparities faced by the LGBTQIA community and their effects

In the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and transgendered individuals repeatedly face barriers and stigma when trying to access healthcare. As a result, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community is at higher risk of developing depression, substance use disorders, sexually transmitted infections, and other health complications than cisgender … Read more

Writing an essay on LGBT rights

LGBTQ+ rights have been a source of contention and debate in modern society, yet often the history and struggles of this group of people are forgotten or overlooked. It is important to understand the key themes and topics when discussing LGBTQ+ rights in essays, both from a historical perspective and in regards to discrimination today.

The first theme to address is the notion of visibility. Historically, LGBTQ+ individuals were often forced to remain “in the closet” due to societal pressures and the threat of discrimination. This led to a lack of visibility of the community and their struggles, and further perpetuated the idea that LGBTQ+ individuals were not “normal” or accepted in society. This lack of visibility continues to be an issue today, as LGBTQ+ individuals often still feel the need to remain in the closet for fear of discrimination.

The second key theme is the concept of LGBT+ rights as civil rights. LGBTQ+ individuals have long been denied basic human rights, such as the right to marry and the right to adopt. This has been a source of tension in society, as it furthers the idea that LGBTQ+ individuals are somehow “less than” or not fully accepted in society. It is important to recognize that LGBT+ rights are civil rights, and that discrimination against them is no different than any other form of discrimination.

The third key theme is the recognition of the LGBTQ+ community as a distinct and unique group. Historically, LGBTQ+ individuals have often been lumped into a single, monolithic group with no regard for individual identities or experiences. This is still an issue today, as many LGBTQ+ individuals feel that their distinct identities are not recognized or respected. It is important to recognize that LGBTQ+ individuals are a diverse group of individuals with unique experiences and identities.

The fourth key theme when discussing LGBTQ+ rights is the idea of intersectionality. Intersectionality is the concept that different forms of oppression are interconnected, and that experiences of discrimination are impacted by multiple factors, such as race, gender, class, etc. This is an important concept to consider when discussing LGBTQ+ rights, as it recognizes that experiences of discrimination are not the same for all LGBTQ+ individuals, and that different individuals may face different types of discrimination.

The fifth key theme is the discussion of hate crimes and violence against the LGBTQ+ community. This is an important topic to address, as hate crimes and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals have been a long-standing issue in society. It is important to recognize that these crimes are not only physically violent, but also take the form of verbal and emotional abuse, and can have a long-lasting impact on individuals and the community as a whole.

The sixth key theme is the discussion of LGBTQ+ rights in the workplace. Historically, LGBTQ+ individuals have faced discrimination in the workplace, such as being denied employment or promotions due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. This is still an issue today, as many LGBTQ+ individuals still face discrimination in the workplace. It is important to recognize the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace, and to ensure that employers are taking steps to create a safe and inclusive environment for all employees.

Finally, the seventh key theme is the need for education and awareness when discussing LGBTQ+ rights. This is especially important in today’s society, as many individuals are still unaware of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals. It is important to ensure that individuals are educated on the history and struggles of the community, and that they are aware of the discrimination and violence faced by LGBTQ+ individuals on a daily basis.