Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Oppression
Generations ago, the United States was a country of the male wardrobe. Today's movements for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are leveraging the existence of more globalized and open systems. Besides, the promotion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population have been acknowledged through smart partnerships within conventional, political and economic scene, while the males and heterosexuals are still pervasive.
Beyond the simple justice to give this element of equal rights to lesbians and gays, the legalization of gay marriage in selected states reflects a change in attitudes in society towards LGBT people and is a positive factor in driving major changes. In some ways, from the church to the laws, we are told in this society, whether young or elderly, there is something morally wrong in being in that type of relationship. This causes pain and horrible and unnecessary damage by giving a green light to anti-gay violence, social ostracism and alienation. The fight against discrimination for LGBT people occurs in the context of great changes in society: culture, economics and attitudes. An important factor has been made through the development of gay pride events. The emergence of new bad-boy behavior among gay and lesbian political protests helped to resolve some unjust attitudes, as the March on Washington in October 2009, reached tens of thousands of demonstrators, who were pro gay rights. In recent years a majority of U.S. states have passed laws or constitutional amendments against gay marriage, often using openly religious justification and funding of religious organizations.
The Lesbian and gay and bisexual men in pursuit of equal rights have come to occupy center stage. Lesbians and gay men struggle in Congress over human rights, as in the courts and in the streets. Recognized figures reveal their sexual orientation in public and in films and on television homosexual characters are depicted (Anderssen & Ytteroy, 2002). Despite these advances in the American mainstream, lesbians, gays and bisexuals continue to face discrimination in all areas of life. No federal law prevents a person from being dismissed or denied a job based on their sexual orientation. In different dimensions, the battle continues to gain equality by exercising their human rights. However, there are powerful beings in society that want to reverse the fighting and return to the past. Though progress has been made regarding a degree of acceptance for the LGBT population, they will continue to fight against discrimination and the persecution of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals. There remains a battle that lies ahead.
Gay and Lesbian research is inquiry that focuses on the lives, experiences, and meanings of those who are socially identified as lesbians; this identity label is temporal, culturally determined, and socially constructed. Today,...