Sexuality Stereotypes By Lauren, Emmy and Mikey
What are sexuality stereotypes? Lesbian and Gay stereotypes are generalizations, or opinions based on a person’s sexuality. These assumptions may be due to ignorance, fear or upbringing. Negative stereotyping leads to homophobia, and biphobia. Gay men are most often seen as ‘girly’ and are frequently stereotyped as being effeminate despite the fact that gender expression, gender identity and sexual orientation are widely accepted to be distinct from each other.
Types of sexuality Heterosexual (Straight, considered the ‘norm’ fancies opposite gender e.g. man fancies women) Homosexual (Gay/Lesbian, you fancy the same gender) Bisexual (Fancy both genders) Metro sexual (Fancy opposite sex but are in touch with feminine side and could be prejudged/sterotyped as homosexual)
Homosexual Stereotype For boys homosexuals are usually stereotyped to be camp in acting and very feminine in appearance. E.g. plucked eyebrows, waxed chest possibly wearing make up and skinny physique. For girls the homosexual stereotype is opposite to the boys. They are usually seen to act and dress very masculine e.g. stocky build, short haircut and act butch
Metro Sexual Stereotype Metrosexual’s come under the straight category however a lot of people will simply assume that they are gay due to there act or appearance because metrosexuals might fit the homosexual stereotype e.g. acting camp (overly friendly and enthusiastic)
Sexual Offences Act 1967 The Sexual Offences Act 1967 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom which partially decriminalized homosexual acts in private between two men, both of whom must have attained the age of 21. The Act applied only to England and Wales.The minimum age of consent at which a person may lawfully consent to buggery and to certain homosexual acts was then reduced to 16 in England and Wales by the Sexual Offences Act 2000. The minimum age of consent at which a person may lawfully consent to buggery and to certain homosexual acts was then reduced to 16 in England and Wales by the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000.
Homosexual discrimination In the 1960s it was illegal to be a homosexual or lesbian. Many campaigns and protest lead to the sexual offences act and the legalisation of gay people.
How Homosexuals are represented in media http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsYSsQJjaac Alan Carr represents the typical stereotype of a homosexual man. He uses his sexuality in his humour in a positive way. The typical stereotype of a camp, feminine bitchy,talkative gay man is shown through Alan carrs show and the name of his show:alan Carr chatty man’ is a play on words of his sexuality.