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Gay Rights

  1. 1. <ul><li>Homophobia </li></ul>GAY RIGHTS
  2. 2. Topics To Be Covered <ul><li>About Homophobia </li></ul><ul><li>10 Talking Points </li></ul><ul><li>What you can do to help </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is Homophobia? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homophobia is a fear of, or an aversion towards Homosexuals and Homosexuality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where did it come from? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The term Homophobia first appeared in 1960’s by George Weinberg </li></ul></ul>About Homophobia
  4. 4. <ul><li>Racism and Sexism are illegal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can exceed racism and sexism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The consequences; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Torture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Murder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making it illegal </li></ul>Homophobia shouldn’t exist in today’s society
  5. 5. <ul><li>Judging people is not okay </li></ul><ul><li>Every one is different </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are we to say what is normal. We are all different in our own way. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Its not the person you are judging its their actions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are just like you </li></ul></ul>There is more to a person than their sexuality
  6. 6. <ul><li>Associate Homosexuality as bad thing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents who might be homophobic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not informed about homophobia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peers at school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use offence words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>97% of kids in school hear homophobic remarks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affects Gay people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pretend to be straight </li></ul></ul>The youth need to be open minded
  7. 7. <ul><li>Both are equal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not everybody has to be heterosexual </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our society is so accustomed to heterosexuality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is every where in public ,the media, and books </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accepting Heterosexuality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If we were to make it more common more people would accept. </li></ul></ul>Homosexuality is not inferior to Heterosexuality
  8. 8. <ul><li>Was the 2 nd most common cause of hate crime in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Every HOUR 1 hate crime occurs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 in 6 of these crimes is because of sexual orientation </li></ul></ul>Homophobia the source of Hate Crime?
  9. 9. Hate Crimes Stories <ul><li>Here are some true hate crime stories </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lawrence King <ul><li>He was a 15 year old </li></ul><ul><li>boy who was gay </li></ul><ul><li>On February 12 th 2008 he </li></ul><ul><li>was shot by his classmate </li></ul><ul><li>Brandon </li></ul><ul><li> ( 1993-2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Lawrence had asked Brandon to be his valentine </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ronnie Antonio Paris <ul><li>He was a three year old </li></ul><ul><li>baby killed by his father </li></ul><ul><li>(2004-2008) </li></ul><ul><li>The father believed his son was gay </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Homophobia can cause disruption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26% of gay teens forced to leave their home after coming out to their parents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Out of the 1.6 million homeless American youth about 20% to 40% identified as LGBT </li></ul>Homophobia is leading to Homelessness
  13. 13. <ul><li>There is difficulty even in the workplace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment discrimination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% would fire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27% would not hire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26% would not promote </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Being gay has nothing to do with a persons quality of work </li></ul>Homophobia in the workplace
  14. 14. <ul><li>What most people do not realize is how LGBT feel towards all the negativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are insecure and are more likely to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commit suicide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience severe depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do drugs </li></ul></ul>Pressure with being homosexual in today’s society
  15. 15. <ul><li>Being Blamed for Aids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News paper head lines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hate crime went up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>people were killed because they had “the gay plague” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scared from getting tested </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk of being treated negatively </li></ul></ul>Homosexuals being blamed for the cause of HIV & AIDS
  16. 16. What can you do to help? <ul><li>Take part in International Day Against Homophobia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Held on May 17 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Donate to an anti-homophobia organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start by contributing to some organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participate in School Activities and Fundraisers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Example at UFA we have </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SASS </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>We hope that you are all aware that homophobia has no positive aspects , and after seeing this presentation you will make an effort to help stop it. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind ” –Dr. Seuss </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Don’t HIDE show P R I D E ! </li></ul>
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  20. 20. <ul><li>P eople with </li></ul><ul><li>R ights </li></ul><ul><li>I n </li></ul><ul><li>D eclaration of </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Thanks For Watching! </li></ul><ul><li>For more info visit us @ </li></ul><ul><li>http://vufa.tdsb.on.ca/~celina.got/social%20justice </li></ul>

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