Ethnic and Cultural Awareness
September 4, 2010
This paper will discuss the discrimination of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transvestite community, including historically, contemporary, and future antecedents. This paper will also delve into theories, misconceptions, and challenges of the identity development of an LGBT individual. We shall communicate this learners self realizations about the LGBT community and how he can integrate and study them without compromising himself or his beliefs.
Future Issues 8
Personal Affiliation 10
Action Plan 12
This Class And Me 13
When looking into the historical antecedents of the current cultural perspective of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transvestite (LGBT) community, most researchers and authors in queer theory believe the gay civil rights movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots. In Bilodeau’s article discussing the Stonewall Riots he recalls the police raid on the Stonewall Inn that happened in the early morning of June 28, 1969 and how it has affected the LGBT community ever since. This routine raid ended up not being so routine when the patrons of the bar decided not to cooperate with police and refused to verify their identities. When the police tried to arrest the patrons a crowd of bystanders had gathered and shouts of “gay power” and renditions of “we shall overcome” filled the air. A scuffle broke out and the resulting riots lasted a full five days (Bilodeau, B. & Renn, K., 2005). More than just a riot however, the incident at the Stonewall Inn lead to the organization of activists groups and,... [continues]
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