"Homosexuality" Essays and Research Papers


Running Head: Homosexuality Homosexuality Anna Kavasila Robert Morris University Professor November COSK 2011 There are many things in this world that makes people different from one another in a variety of ways. It could be people’s style of dress, their family backgrounds, their races, where they are from, and many other things. Sometimes these differences can be seen as outside the social norm, which can come across as “weird”. One thing that differentiates many people in the world...

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Many believe that higher Education leads to an increase in tolerance towards individual who are different. There are some empirical findings to support this premise; however the impact of higher education on acceptance of homosexuality has not been adequately explored. Gays and Lesbian in society face many negative attitudes. Homosexual expression in native Africa was also present and took a variety of forms. Anthropologists Stephen Murray and Will Roscoe reported that women in Lesotho engaged in...

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Homosexuality: Back to civil rights? More than one gay writer has said that homosexuality is not about whom you have sex with; but it’s about who you fall in love with. Well after hearing it put that way, I would have to disagree with the arguments of the religious conservatives that feel as though homosexuality is “unnatural”. In fact, isn’t this the way that all genders create relationships? They find people that they enjoy being with and love them for who they are, all of different races...

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Homosexuality- Scientific and Historical Perspectives How do you think historical and scientific perspectives on homosexuality may have shaped the way gay individuals perceive themselves? Address at least three perspectives discussed in the text. Include in your analysis the experiences of coming out and adjusting as a gay individual. Finally, how have historical and scientific perspectives reflected on your sexual orientation? Homosexuality is the attraction to the same sex, sexual attractions...

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discriminatory restrictions. NGOs working on LGBT issues have had their offices raided, their licences revoked or refused, requests to hold public meetings and marches rejected. I know some will resist what we are saying. They may argue that homosexuality and expressions of transgender identity conflict with local cultural or traditional values, or with religious teachings, or that they run counter to public opinion. We should not dismiss these concerns but listen carefully, focus on the violations...

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Homosexuality in Religion

Homosexuality in Christianity” Comparable to racism and sexism, homophobia is another type of discrimination that will, unfortunately, most likely always exist throughout this generation. Religion and The idea of homosexuality tends to be offensive to many religiously people, especially Christians. One of the “Golden Rules” stated in the Bible is to treat others how you would like to be treated, yet homosexuals are mistreated by many Christians all the time. The issue of homosexuality in Christianity...

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Homosexuality Paper

views in homosexuality The current world has seen a fundamental change in the imagery and perception of human sexuality. Indebted in this aspect is the broad portfolio of the moral aspect that is governed by various sexual relationships such as homosexuality, lesbianism and opposite sex relationships. Within the same scenario, there have consistently been wide frame changes on the ideals and provisions that basically underlie such different sexual orientations. By and larger, homosexuality remains...

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Theories of Homosexuality

Theories of Homosexuality Through the biological perspective of deviance, sociologists have linked homosexuality to hormones, genes and the brain (Taylor, Thio & Schwartz, 2013). Hormonal theory does not describe a cause of homosexuality. Genetic Theory describes the cause of homosexuality as people being born gay. The brain theory is much more in depth about the cause of homosexuality. It states that the size of a person’s hypothalamus will cause them to be homosexual or not. Gay’s hypothalamuses...

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Attitudes and Homosexuality

Attitudes and Homosexuality At one time to be considered a homosexual or have homosexual tendencies was severely frowned upon and considered immoral in many cultures in our society. Within the last fifty years attitudes have changed towards homosexuality and what some consider their deviant behavior. The intent of this paper is to illustrate how these attitudes have changed throughout the years and give examples of the factors that have influenced our society’s attitudes toward homosexuality. Homosexuality...

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Homosexuality, Genetic?

SÖDRA LATIN Dept. of English English C Spring, 2013 Homosexuality Is it possible to find the origin to one’s sexuality? Student: Sean McVey Gillion Supervisor: Viktoria Lindström 1. Introduction Homosexuals have under the course of history been one of the most heavily criticized groups in society; they have been harassed and declared sinners and as mentally ill for their sexual orientation. Solely for their personal sexual preferences have they been persecuted and murdered. It...

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Psychology on Homosexuality

Psychology on Homosexuality One of the deeply debated topics in psychology is homosexuality, some psychologists believe that it's genetic and some believe that it is a learned sexual orientation. In my personal opinion, I think that homosexuals are born with that sexual orientation. I believe that a homosexual might not always have fully known they were gay but some part of them always did know. I strongly disagree with the psychologists who say that homosexuality is learned; you just don't...

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The Controversy of Homosexuality

Homosexuality The Controversy of Homosexuality Differences within people are what make each individual unique, and accepting differences is mandatory to live in a peaceful environment. Homosexuality is a widespread phenomenon that has been around for centuries. Discrimination against homosexuals is a critical issue that is affecting many lives around the world. Homosexuality is prohibited in some countries while it is encouraged and protected in others. Homosexuality is observed in the...

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Homosexuality in China

least among the young, we do not avoid talking about this topic. When the whole world is under the discussion of “equal marriage” and the homosexuality are fighting for their freedom, the homosexuals in China seems so quite. They do not fight for their right, they do not stay high profile. It is difficult for us even to know about the real life of homosexuality in China. Whether they are pleased with what they have or there is too many tension that they are too afraid to even say their problems aloud...

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Homosexuality in the Caribbean

Table of Contents Definition of Homosexuality……………………………………………..………………………4 Cuba’s statistics on homosexuality……………………………………………………………… 4 Negative views about homosexuality in the Caribbean..................................................................5 Homosexual Laws in the Caribbean……………………………………………………………....8 Caribbean’s statistics on homosexuality..........................................................................................8 Causes of Homosexuality……………………………………………………………………….....

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Homosexuality in Islam

Homosexuality in Islam During this class, we researched and learned about the teachings of Islam and the Hudud that Muslims are expected to live under. One topic we did not cover was the existence of homosexuality. The Muslim world, for the most part, does not accept homosexuality as a way of life, but we know how prevalent it is. I was curious to find out more about how Islam treats homosexuality and if it is included in the Qur’an and Shari’a law. This essay will cover the aspect of homosexuality...

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Adolescent Homosexuality

HOMOSEXUALITY Homosexuality is said to be a preface for affiliation and sexual activity with a person of the same sex. The potential for homosexual behavior appears to be a basic part of human sexuality, since many people experience homosexual interest, curiosity, or activity at some point in their lives. Homosexual behavior has been observed in most animal species. Many homosexuals prefer to be called gay or, in the case of women, lesbian because of the exclusively sexual connotation of homosexual...

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Sport and Homosexuality

sports field. Looking back in the history, in the old Greek Olympic Games during the VIII century before Christ, athletes used to compete naked in the main part of sport competitions as races and discus throwing. In Greek society, nudity and homosexuality were not cause for shame or make a scandal. The word gym in Greek means “naked” and gyms were established by military organizations to educate the body, spirit and the people’s mind. But nowadays a homosexual person in a team sport like soccer...

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Homosexuality in Film

Homosexuality in Film When sultry, womanly JoAnn steps into the five and dime, rarely would a viewer automatically leap to the conclusion that twenty years prior, that gorgeous she had been a he. Ed Graczyk and Robert Altman pushed the envelope when they so blatantly portrayed homosexuality and trans-genderedness in a movie in 1982. They were not, however the first to choose to display homosexuality in movies. "In fact, homosexuality, or the idea of it, has been with [the viewer] since movies...

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Homosexuality and Religion

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life finds that homosexuality in general ­ not merely the contentious issue of gay marriage ­ is a major topic in churches and other houses of worship. In fact, clergy are nearly as likely to address homosexuality from the pulpit as they are to speak out about abortion or prayer in school, say people who attend church regularly. The clergy in evangelical churches focus considerably more attention on homosexuality ­ and address it far more negatively ­ than do ministers...

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Homosexuality in Cuba

but to be a maricone (faggot) was to be a social outcast. Laws made it illegal to be gay and police targeted homosexuals for harassment. Many gay men were drawn into prostitution for largely US-based clients. In this repressive atmosphere, homosexuality was linked to prostitution, gambling and crime. The 1959 Cuban Revolution improved living conditions for the vast majority of Cuba's people. In the 1960s and 1970s, however, Cuban homosexuals continued to face discrimination. Between 1965...

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Homosexuality in Education

December 6, 2012 The Growth of Homosexuality Acceptance in Media In today’s society, the acceptance of homosexuality in media is becoming more often and spread throughout all varieties of media as it becomes more well knows. In years past, homosexuality was not widely accepted and although it has made strides in culture and education, the idea of homosexuality is still not widely accepted. This paper will discuss the changing feelings in history towards homosexuality and how it has been dealt with...

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Homosexuality and Damnation

Homosexuality and Damnation Evette M Byrd South University (Novi) Homosexuality in general is defined as sexual curiosity and attraction to individuals of one's own sex. In dissimilar eras, beliefs, and religions, homosexual conduct has been variously accepted, tolerated, disciplined, or banned. Next you would need do know the definition of abomination. An abomination is simply that which is forbidden or unclean according to religion. Are individuals that choose to be homosexual damn to go...

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What Is Homosexuality

What is homosexuality and why I disagree with it Homosexuality has no definite definition but, to society homosexuality is a relationship between two people of the same gender. Same sex relations is not a genetic defect, or mental illness, it just means that men and women are emotionally and sexually attracted to the same sex as theirs. This act is learned through combinations of shaping factors and personal choices. Many believe that a person is born this way, others believe that some people...

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Homosexuality in Canada

Research Paper Outline: Homosexuality in Canada Introduction Invention is the greatest idea of our time. Whether it is medical, scientific, social, or mechanical, a new invention of the day seems to be part of our everyday lives. Homosexuality is really no different. It may not be your everyday invention, but it clearly is and people throughout time to try and identify the first “known homosexual” in time. Some people wanted this new idea of homosexuality to just go away, but as time has gone...

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homosexuality in Botswana

 Homosexuality in Botswana In Botswana homosexuality is considered an ‘un-natural tendency’ and one can get up to seven years imprisonment. Acts of gross indecency are also punishable according to the law. Although homosexual acts are illegal (prosecution of such acts is rare) just being a homosexual is not illegal and we do not see people getting stoned like in other countries. The Botswana Penal Code makes those found guilty of ‘carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature’;...

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Homosexuality in Malaysia

ISSUES RELATED TO HOMOSEXUALITY IN MALAYSIA Recently, there are many issues about homosexuality had occurred. For example “Seksualiti Merdeka” or "Sexuality Independence". Seksualiti Merdeka is an annual sexuality rights festival held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It features a programme of talks, forums, workshops, art, theatre and music performances, interactive installations, and film screenings, organised by a coalition of Malaysian NGOs, artists and individuals. Its aims are to affirm sexuality...

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Homosexuality- Is It in the Genes?

Homosexuality- Is it in the genes? CHFD220 - Human Sexuality Earnilia Joseph American Military University The scholarly article I chose is titled The Gay Science of Genes and Brains; it was published in The Economist in December of 1992. The purpose of this study was to determine whether homosexuality could be linked to genetics. The study was aimed at fraternal and adolescent twins and was done in a survey and observational...

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Homosexuality and Religion

Courtney 02/20/2012 Is homosexuality a genetic trait we’re born with, or do we choose this lifestyle? Is it a lack of father and a more involved mother? Why do people think this is abnormal? There are so many questions that people have about homosexuality, their beliefs on it, and why they think it is wrong or right. I have heard so many people say, “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” Why does religion have a profound effect on why people believe that homosexuality is wrong; that homosexuals...

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Homosexuality and Bisexuality

Choosing to have sexual relationship with the same sex is known as homosexuality, the opposite sex (heterosexuality), or both sexes are known as bisexuality. All of these are different types of sexual orientations. In the past there were some people who believed that heterosexuality was what God had said to be normal and good while anything other than that would be the work of the devil or a sin against God. There have been many theories that account for the development of diverse sexual orientations...

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Homosexuality and Sullivan

in even the thought of it. Reading that line alone, I could tell that Sullivan was pro for gay marriage. The tone of the essay comes across as though it is a crime to not think of gay marriage as an individual right. There are many places were homosexuality is still uncommon and it is clear the author might be writing to a younger audience in a more diverse area. Sullivan jumps back and forth through the essay with different attitudes in his text. He provides a passage from a California ruling and...

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Prejudice and Homosexuality

Prejudice and Homosexuality Gays? Who are gays? What discrimination do they face? Well, gays are just people who are sexually attracted to someone of the same sex. According to the author, Richard D. Mohr, gays are subject to widespread discrimination in employment and government are leading offenders. For example, gays/lesbians are not allowed to serve in the armed forces, CIA, FBI, national security agency, or the state department. Yes, I do agree with the author but, the author wrote that...

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Diversity of Homosexuality

Sitting on the couch, watching television, there always seems to be references to “Gays and Lesbians.” In fact, this concept of homosexuality is frequently heard in the media. However, everyone seems to have a different opinion on this issue. Why are they judged or discriminated? Aren’t we all under one nation with the ability to be free? Being under one nation should allow everyone to do what they want and have relations with who they want. It is just that certain people judge homosexuals by discriminating...

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Homosexuality and Nephews

homosexual issues within a dominant heterosexual culture. The book, saturated with homosexual ideas, was published at a point in history when homosexuality was utterly taboo and its condemnation was commonplace. Moreover, the rise of the HIV and the AIDS scare, which was peaking at this time, injected fear into the hearts of mainstream Americans, who demonized homosexuality as causing these fatal diseases. The short story, “Homo in Heteroland”, which was written by John Weir, was the first story in the...

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Ethics: Homosexuality

marriage. Many people revert back the old definition of marriage, as declared by the Supreme Court. This definition defined marriage as the institution of marriage between and man and woman. Some point out that this definition does not include homosexuality in it anywhere and therefore two gay people cannot get married, because what they have could never be considered a marriage. Many other people also see gay marriage as the gateway to other types of marriage. Polygamous marriages are an example...

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Homosexuality in the Army

Homosexuality In The Military: Research Proposal Purpose: The purpose of this research is to understand the pressures homosexual students in ROTC experienced prior and post repeal of the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that banned gay men and women from serving in the military. Specifically focusing on how it affected these students academic experience and the dynamics of the relationships they had with their fellow cadets. By expressing my personal experience as a gay cadet in army ROTC at the...

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Homosexuality in Ha Jin's the Bridegroom

History of Homosexuality in Society Throughout the course of history, the topic of homosexuality and its acceptable behavior has been one of varying opinions and much heated debate. Although how tolerated homosexual behavior was all through history can differ depending on who your source is, most everyone can agree that a few large cultures were either strongly for, or against, homosexuality. One key player in the fight against homosexuality was the all-powerful England. The first English civil...

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Study Introduction Homosexuality

the Study Introduction Homosexuality is a preference for affiliation and the sexual activity with a person of the same sex. The potential; for the homosexual behavior appears to be a basic part of the human sexuality, since many people experience homosexual interest, curiously, or activity at the same point in their lives. Many homosexuals prefer to be called “Gay” or in the case of women “Lesbian” because of the exclusively sexual commotions of homosexual1. Homosexuality, Grolier Family Encyclopedia...

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Roman Empire Views on Homosexuality

toward Homosexuality A popular topic of discussion, when referring to historic Roman culture, is the topic of sexuality. Even more specific is the subject of Roman attitudes toward homosexuality. During the time period of 753 B.C. to 476 A.D. the Roman Empire was arguably one of the most powerful and advanced empires of its age. With such a powerful empire of citizens that were fixated on their pride and, for the males, masculinity, one must wonder what their thoughts on homosexuality were....

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Homosexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome

Homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome Americans endlessly recycle the old conflicts: "first we fought about slavery, then segregation, then gender, and now sexual orientation"-(Anon). Homosexuality is an on-going conflict in America, as well as other countries. The history of homosexuality goes back to the ancient civilizations. As we have different ideas and ways of "dealing" with it, so did the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Ancient Greece is considered...

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Homosexuality wrong or right

What’s wrong with Homosexuality? Homosexuality has been a widely debated topic during the last decade. Based on John Corvino’s essay “Why Shouldn’t Tommy and Jim Have Sex? A Defense of Homosexuality” we will rationally study any argument that could prove homosexual sex wrong and we will discuss whether homosexual couples should be allowed to marry. The first and most discussed reason that Corvino explores, states that homosexuality is unnatural and therefore wrong. As the term unnatural seems too...

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Homosexuality Nature vs Nuture

Homosexuality Homosexuality has been a concern for many years. Some people are okay with the fact of two people of the same sex being together. Others believe that it is a major sin. People are and can be extremely hard headed. Trying to convince them otherwise is difficult, even trying to get someone to listen to another person’s point of view is difficult. Two main arguments that come into thought are nature vs. nurture. Many aspects take into play when looking into both sides, but everyone...

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Should Homosexuality Be Legalized In Singapore

“Should homosexuality be legalized in Singapore?” OUR ARGUMENT What is Same Sex Marriage? Same Sex Marriage or also known as Gay Marriage is when two person of the same gender be entitled to be legal partner. Most people feel that Same Sex Marriage is immoral and we are here today to present our view. As an orientation, Homosexuality refers to "an enduring pattern of or disposition to experience sexual, affection, or romantic attractions" primarily or exclusively to people of the same gender...

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Homosexuality: Disorder or Innate?

Homosexuality: Disorder or Innate? Is homosexuality an innate, normal sexual orientation or something one becomes through life’s trials? Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Francis Bacon, Herman Melville and Fredrick the Great all had one thing common, other than their famous personas. Every one of these men were homosexuals. In today’s society, homosexuality has grown to be labeled as a “sin” and/or something that one chooses to be rather born with. From religious leaders to medical doctors, homosexuality...

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Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality

 Historical and Scientific Perspective on Homosexuality Izabella Lee Psy/265 06/07/15 In this paper I will be talking about the historical and scientific perspective on homosexuality. This paper I will discuss three different perspectives on the subject them being the biological, historical and psychological perspective on homosexuality. Another thing that I will go over is the impact that all these perspective may have on how homosexuals look and feel about themselves...

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Homosexuality Is Not a Psychological Disorder

Homosexuality is not a psychological disorder… In the past, homosexuality was considered to be a psychological disorder, up until the APA removed it from its list of mental illnesses. This was due to the fact that homosexuality causes no form of impairment on the individual’s judgment, stability, reliability, or general social and or vocational abilities. This decision made over 30 years ago, has caused a lot of criticism, many believe that the APA’s decision was made due to the amount of influence...

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Homosexuality in Ancient Greece

Ralph Setton ENG 2100 Muscles, Testosterone, Physique, OH MY! Homosexuality and its Roots in Ancient Greece When one imagines an Ancient Greek warrior, one envisions a manly, brave, honorable brute. We wouldn’t necessarily assume that there would be homosexual tendencies within a society defined by virility, bravery, and honor. Yet there is undeniable proof that Ancient Greek warriors did in fact believe in, endorse, and partake in homosexual relationships. Although we would expect there...

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The Reality of Homosexuality in Society

In this research, I will discuss the claim that homosexuality is unnatural and the arguments we often hear from the moral traditionalists used to support the claim. I remember an article about John Corvino, from the Internet; he easily and deftly deals with the arguments about homosexuality. However his arguments have the potential to open up a can of worms with regards to incest and bestiality. Corvino’s arguments against libeling an activity as unnatural to gauge its moral value can be used to...

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Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture

Abstract The quest to achieve ultimate unity has become quite the hot topic in present years. In Ryan D. Johnson’s online research article, Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture, an explanation of homosexuality is broken down so the world has a better understanding of homosexuals. As referred to in the title, the origin of homosexuality has been debated to be because of nature or nurture. Basically, are people gay because it’s their personal choice or is it just who they are? The idea behind nurture...

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What Causes Homosexuality

What Causes Homosexuality? What causes homosexuality? There has been much debate about what causes homosexuality. Is there a gay gene? Is homosexuality caused by environmental factors, such as upbringing, child molestation, an absent mother or affectionate father? Or is it something we’re born with, an inherited trait, like skin or hair color? Although there have been few studies on the cause of homosexuality, the debate seems to be divided, with scientists in one corner and religious fundamentalists...

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Conflicting Perspectives of Traditional and Homosexuality

gender identity? I will try to correlate between traditional relationships versus homosexuality relationships. However, there are too many variables seem to have a cause or causes of homosexuality. I will try to relate some basic theories and definitions of several ideas that can be confusing. Several research studies have been completed, and none of them showed any reason to believe in one cause of how homosexuality begins. One major theory I will make is in connection with is called "social-cognitive...

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Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality

head: PERSPECTIVES ON HOMOSEXUALITY Assignment: Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality 1 YOUR NAME PSY/265 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR Historical and Scientific Perspectives on Homosexuality According to the text, homosexuals are considered to be individuals who are romantically and sexually attracted to members of the same sex (Nevid, Rathus & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). Historically, there have been numerous controversies in regard to homosexuality. Many people have deemed...

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Nature Versus Nurture: Homosexuality

Homosexuality: A Case of Nature versus Nurture By Idette Adams Instructor: Mr. Simbarashe Chiduma A RESEARCH PAPER Submitted to Baker College in partial fulfillment of requirements For class: Soc 201 Winter 2012 Homosexual is defined as: “of, relating to, or characterized by a tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex” (Webster’s Dictionary, 4th ed., 2003) The nature approach is based on a chance that humans are born with a specific gene that determines...

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The Laramie Project on Homosexuality

Homosexuality… Good or Bad?” In the documentary film “The Laramie Project,” many issues were brought up and discussed throughout its duration: socio-political ones such as laws against hate crimes as well as socio-ethical ones such as live-and-let-live philosophies. However, what may have truly caught my attention, and probably as well as others’, was the controversial socio-ethical topic of homosexuality. The story of the documentary film “The Laramie Project” revolves around Matthew Shepard...

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Biological Explanations of Homosexuality

Biological Explanations for Homosexuality Katherine Callan Opening This paper is aimed to address the question of whether homosexuality is biologically based. This topic is quite relevant today because homosexuality is a huge civil rights issue which is also conflicting with the church's moral standards. While many religious bodies claim that homosexuality is a choice and a "sin", many in the homosexual community have strongly refuted that claim, instead saying they were born this way and...

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The Bible Versus Homosexuality

| The Bible Versus Homosexuality | The Bible, the Church, and Homosexuality | | Discuss and analyze Dan Via’s article Homosexuality and the Bible. What are the questions raised by the author? What are your questions? | | Steph Randall | 12/13/2011 | | "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor...

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Homosexuality and the American Baptist Church

Homosexuality in the Baptist Church: Homosexuality is one of the most debated issues among Christians today, regardless of the denomination of their church. Some churches view homosexuality as a sin and have no tolerance for it, while other denominations are more accepting and consider it a non-sin. Even though some denominations have taken a stand on homosexuality, there seems to much discord within the governing bodies of the churches regarding this issue. It has moved from a topic rarely discussed...

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Homosexuality: Choice or genetic?

Homosexuality has become an important issue in our community creating much controversy. The liberal citizens of our country congratulate those who have made the hard decision to “come out.” The decision to be openly homosexual is hard for some because of the rare acceptance that they receive. Society has made it so hard for homosexuals to be accepted, given the discrimination and hate crimes against them. The rights that have been taken from homosexuals, such as marriage, have led to a quest for...

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Nature vs. Nurture: Homosexuality

'We do not even in the least know the final cause of sexuality. The whole subject is hidden in darkness’; this is a quote by Charles Darwin which illustrates the fact that your sexual orientation is unknown- this suggests that homosexuality is evolved through the upbringing and personal experiences. Many Social Theorists agree with this and they argue that Nurture is the main factor when considering the reasons behind human sexuality. They also suspect that upbringing and parental and family dynamics...

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Is Treating Homosexuality Ethical and Effective

Homosexuality reorientation therapy is a controversial topic. Its effectiveness as well as the ethics involved stir up much debate. Since homosexuality is not an illness, "The American Psychological Association reiterated the ‘long-standing official position that homosexuality and bisexuality are not mental disorders, (APA, 1998)" (Slife, 2004), can it be treated? If it can, how, and under what circumstances it should be used, are important questions. Before discussing treatment, original...

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Sociology: Homosexuality and Maori

contemporary social issues such as the studies of colonisation, class, ethnicity, gender and environmental problems (Gregor and McLennan 2010). Two of these topics which sociologists are interested in are the conflicts relating to ethnicity and anti-homosexuality. These differences in ethnicity and gender lead to social inequalities and social identities. This essay will summarise the key points of the two readings: “Are we all New Zealanders now? A Maori response to the Pakeha quest for indigeneity (Mikaere...

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