Stereotyping LGBT's

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are associated with certain stereotypes - conventional, formulaic generalizations, opinions, or images based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Stereotypical perceptions may be acquired through interactions with parents, teachers, peers and the mass media, or, more generally, through a lack of firsthand familiarity, resulting in an increased reliance on generalizations

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Stereotyping LGBT's

  1. 1. STEREOTYPING LGBT’s PRESENTED BY UTSAV SHARMA
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are associated with certain stereotypes - conventional, formulaic generalizations, opinions, or images based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. • Stereotypical perceptions may be acquired through interactions with parents, teachers. • Peers and the mass media, or, more generally, through a lack of firsthand familiarity, resulting in an increased reliance on generalizations. • Typically, you can't spot a gay man or lesbian women by the way they act and dress. Gender roles do not determine sexual orientation. • Many LGBT people are impossible to distinguish from straight and more gender normative individuals
  3. 3. LGBT’s • Lesbian is a term widely used in the English language to describe a female with sexual and/or romantic attraction toward other females. • Homosexual men are often equated or describe a male with sexual or romantic attraction toward other males. • Bisexuality refers to sexual and/or romantic attraction to both males and females.
  4. 4. • One difficult aspect of surviving as a gay, lesbian, or transgendered person is facing stereotypes. • Due to religious, moral, or cultural beliefs, a person living a non-heterosexual lifestyle is not accepted. Often, it is considered "wrong" or "not normal" to be gay or lesbian. • Stereotypes include gay and lesbian members of society being denied the right to legally marry in many states. • Extreme example of gay and lesbian stereotyping are hate crimes -- often violent crimes which are committed against a person strictly based on their sexuality.
  5. 5. HISTORY • Before the sexual revolution of the 1960s, there was no common non-derogatory vocabulary for non-heterosexuality • The closest such term, "third gender", traces back to the 1860s but never gained wide acceptance in the United States. • Starting in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, there was a change in perception; some gays and lesbians became less accepting of bisexual or transgender people.
  6. 6. Often people are afraid to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) because they are afraid of being judged or persecuted. While many advancements have been made for the rights of the LGBT community, there are still many instances and examples of discrimination and stereotyping against those who come out or live outside the hetero-normative lifestyle.
  7. 7. FALSE STATEMENTS (GAY) Not all gay men are effeminate and flamboyant (queens). Just because someone is a gay man, doesn't mean he… • --Is obsessed with fashion and is super stylish • --Is limp-wristed, swishy and talks with a lisp • --Listens to Broadway show tunes • --Is involved in theatre and the performing arts • --Is a hairdresser, fashion designer, or interior decorator • --Frequents seedy gay bars and dances shirtless to disco music
  8. 8. FALSE STATEMENTS (LESBIAN) Not all lesbians are butch and tomboyish (dykes). Just because someone is a lesbian, doesn't mean she… • --Wears short hair, tattoos, body piercings, and army boots • --Drives a pick-up truck and wears a tool belt • --Is really into sports --Wears plaid lumberjack shirts --Only listens to music by KD Lang, The Indigo Girls, and Melissa Etheridge • --Wears leather and rides a motorbike
  9. 9. TV Ad Portrayals of Gay Stereotypes
  10. 10. GLBTQ Youth may Take Sexual Risks and/or Attempt Suicide. • Studies establish links between attempting suicide and gender nonconformity, early awareness of sexual orientation, stress, violence, lack of support, school dropout, family problems, homelessness, and substance use. • In a recent survey, 33 percent of gay, lesbian, and bisexual high school students reported attempting suicide in the previous year, compared to eight percent of their heterosexual peers. • In another study, gay and bisexual males were nearly four times more likely to attempt suicide than were their straight peers.
  11. 11. PRIEST SCANDAL • As the story of the sexual abuse of children by some priests unfolded, it took a curious turn. The story had begun as an exposé of sexual crimes and of the efforts to conceal them, yet periodically it emerged as a story about gay priests. • The presence of gay priests in the church became a matter of considerable attention. • In some quarters, gay priests were explicitly blamed for the problem of sexual abuse of young people within the church • Despite a long and exacting series of studies that have concluded that there is no relationship between child sexual abuse and a gay sexual orientation.
  12. 12. CONCLUSION • Stereotyping LGBT’s is not a way to treat these communities and they should also be given there rights. • Start treating them as normal human beings and should not stereotype them with certain names and generalization. • Thought section 377 is implemented still there is some differentiation between normal people and LGBT’s
  13. 13. BIBILIOGRAPHY • http://www.humsec.eu/cms/fileadmin/user_upload/humsec/Workin_Paper_Series/ WP_Dohner.pdf • https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stereotyping+LGBTs&oq=stereotypin g+LGBTs&gs_l=youtube.3...277380.292349.0.297452.21.18.2.0.0.4.7722.78193.6- 1j1j3j13.18.0...0.0...1ac.1.X401Q1bdXfM • http://articles.student.com/health-sexuality/lgbt/gay-stereotyping • http://www.beutifulmagazine.com/2013/03/25/stop-stereotyping-lgbt-characters-in- film-and-tv/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_against_LGBT_people • http://www.esrnational.org/otc/lesson_container/ESR_Stereotypes.pdf

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