LGBT issues really caught my attention. I was never cared or thought about people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender until I took this class. What really caught my attention was Paula’s story. That was very touching, and I felt bad for her. And I realized that probably many people have most likely gone through what she went through; especially with your family. Your family are the ones who love you and are always suppose to be there for you and when they are not there for you when you really need them at a time like that.
In your lecture, on November 17th, you discussed about sexual orientation. Not only is it a sexual attraction but also a spiritual connection, as well as an emotional and romantic attraction. It is not the same as sexual behavior because it deals with feelings and emotions. This ranges on a scale from exclusive homosexuality to exclusive heterosexuality. The scale is called the “Kinsey Scale” from 0-6. Zero meaning heterosexuality and six meaning homosexuality.
There has been a struggle for equality for many years. Through gender, race and now sexual orientation. Still to this day there are the struggles of gender and race, such as for African Americans and Women, but it has gotten better. Now the main struggle is for the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender. The struggle for equality, such as marriage. I am now starting to realize that why should a person be judged on whom you are attracted to, or whom you connect with? I know I would not want to be judged that way. Also, if you love someone and you are willing to spend the rest of your life with them and make a family and you are willing to marry them, then go do it. No one should have the right to tell you who to marry. As it says in this article, “The Semantics of Marriage Equality”, written by Steve Kleinedler, he argues, “When asserting that marriage has always been solely a union between one man and one woman, our adversaries trot out old dictionary...
Cited: New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill. The New York Times. 2 Dec. 2009. 1 Dec. 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/nyregion/03marriage.html?_r=1.
The Semantics of Marriage Equality. Advocate. 24 Nov. 2009. 1 Dec. 2009. http://www.advocate.com/News/News_Features/The_Semantics_of_Marriage_Equality/.
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