The Importance Of Homosexuality In Society

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The 21st Century, we live in a very different world than that of our parents and grandparents were brought up in. We live in a world where it is more acceptable for men to act like women and vice versa. However that it is not as acceptable as one would think. Society harshly mistreats those that don’t conform to accepted gender norms and social and cultural expectations, because people hate it when things go against their morals/ ideas. People who are gay or lesbian are an example of how society mistreats those who do not conform.Another example of this is, how people of different colors or cultures sometimes don’t fit into their own culture because they have to live in two different worlds. Gender roles for men and women have always existed…show more content…
Because Gays and the whole LGBT community don’t usually fit into social or gender roles they are treated very badly and seen as scum or trash.In an interview done with CNN, Kirk Cameron, goes on to say that being gay is wrong and uses the bible to back his claims on why being Gay is wrong. Cameron says, “Homosexuality is unnatural” (CNN 0:34) and goes on to say that gays are all wrong and act out on impulses. Many people use the bible as an excuse as to why they provoke and mistreat gays.Gays have even been bullied and harshly mistreated to the point of suicide. In 2011, a 14 year old high school student by the name of James Rodemeyer commited suicide after being bullied. Some of the posts people wrote while targeting included a post that read, “JAMES IS STUPID, GAY, FAT, AND UGLY.HE MUST DIE” (ABC News 15). People often target those in the LGBT community because they usually don’t fit into the social norm. In her article “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action” Audre Lorde talks about how being black and lesbian hasn’t stopped her from speaking out. She states, “Perhaps for some of you here today, I am the face of one of your fears. Because I am woman, because I am black, because I am lesbian, because I am myself, a black woman warrior poet doing my work, come to ask you, are you…show more content…
In the Barbershop article, Vershawn Young does a good job explaining this. He states, “I felt a conflicting fusion of fortune and tribulations fortune because my language and demeanor often mark me as educated, separating me from those who exemplify the stigmatized (and paradoxically romanticized) black male profile, and consequently excusing me, though certainly not always, from the plight that follows that image”(Young 2).Because I am educated, many of my Mexican counterparts think that I am weird and don’t fit in because of this. They would usually give me a dirty look but, as time went on I learned to ignore it and not let it bother me. Many people are stuck in a similar situation because they are caught in between two worlds but, at the same time they cannot choose one world to fit into. Young also states, “So in order to get along on the (white) campus and in the barbershop, we must alter not the color of our skin but the ways we perform race in each location” (Young 5). Many people mistreat their own especially when they don’t fit in because the feel betrayed by their own kind but, as time goes on one learns how to adapt and fit into different cultures. For example, from my own experience I have learned how to fit in

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