Diversity Organizations and Paper
November 9, 2014
Diversity Organizations and Paper
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Diversity Organizations Worksheet
Search the Internet for information related to the following:
Women’s rights organizations
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) rights organizations
Note. You may also refer to the Internet Resource Directory of Racial and Ethnic Groups.
Complete the following table with notes and thoughts related to your findings:
The National Organization for Women is a website for women’s rights. It can be used to keep up with current events, topics of discussion as well as current events and issues. http://www.equalityfederation.org/
The Equality Federation is used for campaign for equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in all 50 states. It is a movement to help with current policies. http://www.hrc.org/
HRC is a site to help win over equalities for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender in regards to religion, adoptions and marriages for the communities.
Use your notes to aid in your responses to the questions below. You may need additional resources from the University Library to complete this activity.
Write a 750 to 1,050- word paper answering the following questions:
What has been the status of women in the United States throughout history? What is the status of women in the U.S. today?
What are some examples of concepts or constructions of masculinity and femininity that you see in society and in media? Historically, what has been the social status of GLBT people? What is the status of GLBT people in the U.S. today?
What are some social and political issues relevant to women and GLBT people in the U.S.?
Provide citations for all the sources you use.
Submit this Diversity Organizations worksheet and your paper as instructed by your facilitator.
Diversity Organizations Paper
Throughout history the United Sates has made quite a few advancements in the journey towards equality when dealing with race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, as well as sex. Although there are still quite a few flaws in which equality and freedoms that our country has built upon which has caused many struggles that cause people to feel helpless. People are still fighting the good battle to obtain equal rights for transgenders, lesbians, bisexuals, gays and even women’s rights.
In 1848 the first women’s rights convention took place in New York. After just 2 days of the convention, 32 men and 68 women signed a document called the “Declaration of Sentiments. This document outlined the set agendas and the grievances for the women’s rights movement (Imbornoni, 2014). Now almost 70 years later the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women are finally able to vote. Bring hope and opening new doors women are empowered with their right to vote. Harry Hay formed the Mattachine Society in 1951, this was the very first gay rights organization which in turn 3 years later lead to the Daughters of Bilitis in 1956. The two groups fought and won the first step to acceptance in the United States for the gays and lesbians (Infoplease, 2014). The people within these groups were often arrested for fighting for what they believed in, even in this day and age they are still being ridiculed and jailed for continuing with the battle of equality.
Today women and men are looked upon as equals in employment and in politics, they are just as qualified as anyone else. The same can be said of the GLBT in our communities as it has become normal to accept any and all into our communities, even though not everyone may share the same opinion on equalities. The two main issues women have within the workplace with the gender equality are their salaries and their treatment. President Obama signed...
References: Imbornoni, A. (2014). Women 's Rights Movement in the U.S.. Retrieved from http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenstimeline1.html
Infoplease. (2014). The AMerican Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline. Retrieved from http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0761909.html
Wikipedia. (2014, November). LGBT Adoption in the United States. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_adoption_in_the_United_States
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