A relationship? Something meaningful? Forever? HA! All ploys and devious schemes devised by horifically cruel creatures, in order to have their every wish granted for all of eternity. These terms were created to destroy our lives, they were created by the most evil and demented of all creatures, The Female. Ask any boyfriend, or should I say "slave", and they will tell you that the Female is a very mean creature that gets her every way without any questions. They turn us into their servants and force us into a permanent relationship, or a permanent "slavery", as I prefer to call it.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgendered (LGBT) youth population is one of the most vulnerable groups in our community. Being gay does not lead to risky behaviors or bad decision making, rather, societal stigma and discrimination can lead LGBT youth to seek emotional outlets. Today’s society has improved immensely towards the LGBT community, although it has not always been this way. Society can affect a person in shocking ways, influencing one’s unhealthy and unsafe physical and mental behaviors. This current vulnerable population deserves a voice and the simplicity of someone listening to them in order for both sides, accepting and non-accepting, to find a common ground and settle the violence.
The research question for this article would be how is the justice system equipped to deal with sexual minority girls and their issues of trauma? Trauma happens to be a big risk factor for delinquency and other emotional and physical problems. This article reviews the very little amount of empirical research done to look at the trauma in the interpersonal form of the lesbian and bisexual girls in the juvenile justice system. Lesbians and bisexual girls may have an increased risk of harmful behavior and traumatic experiences due to parental rejection, school bullying, and violence. When a member of LGBTQ youth enter the justice system, there is a lack of programs and services that tend to their treatment needs. Another issue with having LGBTQ
GSA groups have been around since the 1980’s and according to the Gay-Straight Alliance Network there are currently over 4,000 school based groups throughout the United States (Currie, Mayberry, and Chenneville, 2012; Tommey, Ryan, Diaz, and Russell, 2011). GSA groups came out of the Gay Rights Movement during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Adolescents identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or align within the context of this spectrum have been victims of bullying, discrimination, prejudice, persecution, and hate within the school system. For one decade, between 1999 and 2009, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in the United States asking students to describe their high school milieu. According to the findings, 61% of LGBT students feel unsafe, 72% report hearing degrading comments, 85% are verbally harassed, and 40% are physically harassed (Fetner, Elafros, Bortolin, and Drechsler, 2012). The statistics for minority high school students including Latinos and African Americans had slightly elevated rates in both verbal and physical harassment. It was not until the realization that LGBT adolescents, like other adolescents, spend the majority of their time within the confines of the American public education system and suffer, did acknowledgement of creating a safe space for LGBT students develop (Toomey et. al, 2011).
Adolescents in general are often faced with many obstacles throughout their teenage years however; when homosexuality is in the equation this can make issues more complex. Adolescent who do not fit the “norm” because they are questioning their sexuality; they often experience discrimination, substance abuse, higher rates of suicide and victimization. As a result this group is considered to be a high risk population. When communities lack Gay- Straight Alliances also known as GSA adolescents are often shunned and are forced to hide their sexual orientation in social isolation. Increasing GSA support groups will help LBGTQ youths develop a positive self-image.
It is shocking of how there is such a lack of understanding about LGBT youth. There are some professionals who don’t understand the difference between lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Majd, Marksamer & Reyes, 2009). Lesbian is a female with interest in
In today’s society, family structure has changed dramatically from the traditional nuclear family to the unconventional, such as single parenting or same sex families. Over the years, many individuals questioned whether or not a parent’s sexual orientation affected their child’s sexual preference. There is significant research that has shown that children with lesbian parents do not differ from children with heterosexual parents. Many individuals stated that it is the value of the parent’s relationship with the child and not the parent’s sexual orientation that affects the child’s development. Contrary to the popular belief, children raised by lesbian parents are not more likely to become gay than children who are raised by heterosexual
In Julie Maroh’s book Blue is the Warmest Color, the author illustrates the life and reality of a young teen, Clementine, who is starting to notice her feelings for women, as a lesbian, and also coming out. Coming out is a process which begins when we first admit to ourselves that we are lesbian. By either acting on your true feelings or living the rest of your life a lie depends on when you admit to yourself. In this research paper I will be focusing on lesbian stereotypes, family views and how people are treated once they come out. Even in todays world, most women who are lesbian, choose to hide their sexuality behind dating or marrying a man. As well as hiding their sexuality from family and friends.
Around the age of three, children start establishing their gender identity. Humans involved in their life usually inform of material such as: Girls have long hair, boys have short hair, girls wear dresses, and boys wear pants. However, if one of these children discovers that they belong to the homosexual portion of our country during their post-adolescence time period, they will fail to obtain mutual respect from their peers because the elderly figures in their peers’ lives have educated them on how the “regular”girl or guy
Approximately 15% of adolescents identify as lesbian, gay, or bi-sexual (as cited in, Hall et al., 2014). It is imperative that school counselors are willing and able to address the complex issues associated with these LGB students (Hall et al., 2014).
In this paper I am discussing the racial and prejudice issues of homosexuals. In the present day, homosexuals are being accepted in a better light than thirty years ago. Although, there are still racial slurs, non-acceptance issues, and violence that the homosexual communities are dealing with on a daily basis. In this paper I am discussing Lena. She is a lesbian trying to feel approval of the social world, and her family; by which she is trying to fit into the society. Therefore, the helper is directing Lena to take notice of
Young lesbian women experience oppression differently than a poor, single Latina mother. It is impossible to thoroughly apprehend the true experience of a woman unless we take into account the every layer of oppression she faces simultaneously and, even further, analyze how these oppressions intertwine. Identifying and studying these unique experiences is critical to understanding and practicing feminism. However, as Lugones and Spelman argue on page nineteen, “Systematic sustained reflection on being woman...is most likely to be done by women who vis-a-vis other women enjoy a certain amount of political, social and economic privilege because of their skin color, class membership, [and/or] ethnic identity.” (19)
Sexuality is an issue that has been widely discussed and has often been misunderstood by society. It has often been a misconception by members of the heterosexual community that all lesbians want to be men. Through applying common sense, it can be understood why people may think gay women want to be men when looking in on the lesbian community, some lesbians prefer to express themselves and their sexuality through the way they dress and act; their short hair, masculine clothing, wearing no make-up and their macho
Yuriana Cortez is straight and married with two daughters. Her major is Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She interviewed Aracely and Jessica. Aracely is a 27-year-old female who manages a McDonalds and is a lesbian. She wishes others would know about lesbians is that they are humans like everyone else and have feelings and emotions too. They don’t hate men and in people tend to believe that in every lesbian couple there’s one person who has to be the man, is not true. Aracely faced challenges with her family’s acceptance and work acceptance. They all were not the most supportive at first. Society acceptance is another challenge she has dealt with and also trying to receive the same respect she shows to others is a challenge she has endured. Changes have already been made like able to marry the same sex, support groups for parents/family which was a huge thing within the LGBT community. As for diversity Aracely quoted former president Bill Clinton, “All of America loses when any person is denied or forced out of a job because of sexual orientation. Being gay, the last time I thought about it, seemed to have nothing to do with the ability to read a balanced book, fix a broken bone, or change a spark plug.” She says this quote is not only for sexual orientation it can also be for age, disabilities, religion, and race etc. Aracely’s advice for the class is to be yourself. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss, words can
Most of those people would tell you that selling sex is degrading; that no one would ever choose to do it; that it's dangerous; women get abused and killed. In fact, most of those people would say, "There should be a law against it!" Maybe that sounds reasonable to you. It sounded reasonable to me until the closing months of 2009, when I was working two dead-end, minimum-wage jobs. Every month my wages would just replenish my overdraft. I was exhausted and my life was going nowhere. Like many others before me, I decided sex for money was a better option. Now don't get me wrong -- I would have loved to have won the lottery instead. But it wasn't going to happen anytime soon, and my rent needed paying. So I signed up for my first shift in a