Homophobia by Kiesha Bingham and Breanna Lapierre


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Homophobia by Kiesha Bingham and Breanna Lapierre

  1. 1. Homophobia By : Breanna Lapierre and Kiesha Bingham
  2. 2. Definition “Homophobia is the hatred or fear of homosexuals - that is, lesbians and gay men - sometimes leading to acts of violence and expressions of hostility” (Homophobia, 2001)
  3. 3. Structural-Functionalism ~ people are people ~ they make up society ~ homophobia occurs because people fear the unknown
  4. 4. Types of Homophobia ~ Personal (internalised) Homophobia ~ Interpersonal Homophobia ~ Institutional Homophobia ~ Cultural Homophobia
  5. 5. Personal (internalised) Homophobia ~ A person who believes a gay, lesbian or bisexual person are sinful, immoral or inferior to a person who is straight. ~ The person may also be homosexual and will hide their sexual preference
  6. 6. Interpersonal Homophobia ~ A person who fears, dislikes or hates gay, lesbian or bisexual people who usually discriminate and result in insults like verbal and physical harassment
  7. 7. Institutional Homophobia ~ government, business, church and other organizations who are biased to gay, lesbian or bisexual people by setting policies
  8. 8. Cultural Homophobia ~ the standard in society is to be straight and not gay, lesbian or bisexual ~ television shows, movies, commercials and all types of advertisements show male-female relationships ~ homosexuals do not feel apart of society
  9. 9. Video ~ United Nations towards Homophobia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYFNfW1-sM8
  10. 10. Symbolic Interactionism ~ United Nations are a big role in countries ~ People speaking with different accents (different parts of the world) ~ Both Male and Female, young and old
  11. 11. Reasons for Homophobia ~ anxiety-based phenomenon ~ rigid moralistic beliefs ~ sexual ignorance ~ fear of homosexuality
  12. 12. Acts of Homophobia ~ rigid moralistic beliefs ~ sexual ignorance ~ fear of homosexuality ~ religious
  13. 13. Religious - Bible States “And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:27- 28 KJV)
  14. 14. Religious (cont.) - Bible States “You shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” (Leviticus 19: 22 KJV) “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 1:7 KJV)
  15. 15. Westbro Baptist Church The Westbro Baptist Church (WBC) is a small group of anti-sematic and homophobic hate group. This group regularly protests against homosexuality with offensive signs towards people who they think are not following God’s law. One of their popular signs read “GOD HATES FAGS”.
  16. 16. Acts of Homophobia ~ physical acts of violence ~ harassment ~ hate propaganda ~ verbal or profane language regarding homeosexuality
  17. 17. Solutions to Homophobia ~ Participate in Gay Pride Rallies ~ Awareness ~ Respect ~ End hatred and fear ~Work together ~ Show that everyone is equal
  18. 18. Rob Ford Video http://globalnews.ca/news/1135504/rob-ford-wants-pride-flag-outside-of-city-hall-taken-down/ ~is this right? ~ Should Rob Ford have a say in what flag is raised? ~ Is Rob Fords representation of Canada reflect Canadians and their beliefs?
  19. 19. Re: Rob Ford Video ~ should the Canada Flag be up as well, according to Canadian heritage, “The National Flag is flown at all federal government buildings, airports, and military bases and establishments within and outside Canada. The flag may be flown by night as well as by day.”
  20. 20. Conflict Theory ~ Rob Ford not wanting to lose control ~ Not allowing for Homosexuals to advance in politian and showing care
  21. 21. Reference Adams, H., Wright’ Jr, L., Lohr, B. (1996). Putting Freud to the Test. PBS. Retrieved from http://www.pbs. org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/assault/roots/freud.html ADL. (2001). Homophobia. Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved from http://archive.adl.org/hate-patrol/homophobia.html#. UzjQ32dOVMt ADL. (2013). Extremism in America. Westbro Baptist Church. Retrieved from http://archive.adl.org/learn/ext_us/wbc/default. html?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=3&item=WBC Better Health Channel. (2013). Gay and Lesbian Issues - discrimination. Retrieved from http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov. au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Gay_and_lesbian_issues_discrimination?open Working It Out. (n.d.). Homophobia > What Is It. Working It Out. Retrieved from http://workingitout.org.au/homophobia_what. html#top