Culture & Social Developments: LGBT Culture And Social Movements

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CULTURE (250-300 words ) 328 CULTURE AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS LGBT culture, Gay culture or Queer culture varies widely by geography and the identity of the participants but is shared all segments of the community and encompasses: • Works by famous members of the community including: • Contemporary artists and political figures • Historical figures, although identifying historical figures with modern terms for sexual identity is controversial (see History of sexuality).. • An understanding of LGBT social movements • An ironic appreciation of things stereotypically linked to LGBT people • Figures and identities present in the LGBT community; in European and American LGBT culture, this might include the gay village, drag kings and queens, Pride…show more content…
Youth culture[edit] Youth pride, an extension of the gay pride and LGBTQI social movements, exists in many countries and focuses on festivals and parades, enabling the youth within to network, promotes equality amongst young members and to communicate, and celebrate their gender and sexual identities.[25] Sometimes the groups avoid labeling young people, Pride parades also known as pride marches, pride events, and pride festivals are conducted by the community to celebrate lesbian and gay culture and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights. Most pride events occur annually, and many take place around June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in modern LGBT social movements.[1], In areas where the community has wider acceptance, the parades take on a festive or even Mardi Gras-like character, Large parades often involve floats, dancers, drag queens, and music. Even the most festive parades usually offer some aspect dedicated to remembering victims of AIDS and anti-LGBT violence SOCIETAL VIEW (300 WORDS)…show more content…
Religious authorities point to passages in the Qur'an,[37] the Old Testament[38] and the New Testament[39] for scriptural justification of these beliefs. The Qur'an, much like the Bible and Torah, has a vague condemnation of homosexuality and how it should be dealt with, leaving it open to interpretation Christianity[edit] In today's society, many Christian denominations welcome people attracted to the same sex, but teach that same sex relationships and homosexual sex are sinful.[57] Some Christian groups advocate conversion therapy and promote ex-gay groups. One such group, Exodus International, argued that conversion therapy may be a useful tool for decreasing same-sex desires, Pope Benedict XVI, believed that all relationships beyond traditional heterosexual ones were a "destruction of God's work". Homosexual congregation members are to be accepted and not discriminated against, but are asked to remain celibate.[81] Islam[edit] The Qur'an, the book of Islam, cites the story of the "people of Lot" (also known as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah), destroyed by the wrath of Allah because they engaged in lustful carnal acts between

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