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28 Sep 2016

M. Butterfly - Henry Hwang, 1988 - Homosexuality

Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

In M. Butterfly, by Henry Hwang, we are presented with a very complex character named Gallimard. Gallimard is homosexual, however he seems to be denying this fact to himself throughout his whole life. He has a very twisted view of the world, and he convinces himself that many of the actions he...

18 Aug 2014

The Issue of Homosexuality and Marriage Analysis

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

A marriage is a life union between two people in love. Both advocators and opposers of homosexual marriage have differing perspectives on the sensitive issue of same-sex marriage. However, regardless of whether it is heterosexual or homosexual, marriage should be based on love, care and...

22 Apr 2008

Homosexuality and the Law in Canada

Case study - 4 pages - Civil law

Authority has always discriminated and has been prejudiced towards several different categories of people. Whether it's ethnic group, gender, size, or sexual orientation there has been a history of unfair treatment. The world has come a long way into adapting and accepting the multicultural boom...

05 May 2008

Homosexuality in China

Case study - 8 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Despite being the most populous and regulated nation in Asia, China still does not have any official statistics on the number of homosexuals in the country. However, unofficial estimates indicate that there may be 20-40 million homosexuals currently living in China. Yet until recently, there was...

20 Jul 2008

Homosexuality and deceit within "The Children's Hour"

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman is a cautionary play of how small lies can lead people into ruin and self-destruction. The central issue of homosexuality driven by deceit is the cause of turmoil on the lives of the people of Lancet. A whispered lie of a homosexual relationship...

06 Nov 2008

Homosexuality and the psychological field

Essay - 7 pages - Psychology

Throughout the history of the psychological field, homosexuality has been viewed in a variety of different, and often contradictory ways. In the very beginning of the profession homosexuality was not viewed as within its realm of interest. Homosexual acts were considered, first as...

14 Jul 2008

Muslim view of homosexuality

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

The question of homosexuality has been an on-going debate in the last couple of decades, with each religion, ethnic group, and culture expressing their own opinions on the matter. Like the Bible in Christianity, the Qu'ran in Islam can be vague and is interpreted differently depending on...

10 May 2007

Cesario and Homosexuality in The Twelfth Night

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Found within William Shakespeare's play The Twelfth Night are many aspects of irony that contribute to its comical nature. In particular, the character Cesario, whose actor is veiled under two layers of falsity, is interesting not only because of the humor that surrounds him, but because of his...

20 Apr 2007

Divided Against The Self :The ego-dystonic individual as illustrated in Stephen Frear's "Prick up Your Ears" An essay On Erotic Identity, Homosexuality and the Cinema

Essay - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Stephen Frear's Prick Up Your Ears (1987) is based upon the life of England's notorious playwright Joe Orton. The film focuses primarily on Joe's 16 year unconventional relationship with Kenneth Halliwell. This relationship shall be used in the analysis that follows as an...

02 Oct 2007

The Physiology of Love and Homosexuality

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Usually love finds its place in literature, an ideal romantics hold closely to their hearts. Studies, however, show that love belongs more in the logical world of science rather than the idealistic realm of romance. Darwinian evolution, neurotransmitters and autonomic functioning appear to...

25 Nov 2014

How Homosexual Engage in Emotion Management?

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

Emotions are at the center of everyday interactions; they motivate behavior, shape, and affect self and social control. Emotion management is being open to feelings, reflect and control emotions, engage or detach from emotional states. Emotional control allows one to follow emotions in their...

05 Sep 2023

To what extent can Housefathers truly identify as heroes?

Presentation - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

Non-conforming sexuality has long been a factor of violence and discrimination. Over the years, the gay community organized into ‘Houses': small, tight-knit safe spaces working as families, in which these people, long being harassed, could enjoy their sexuality and culture freely,...

24 Jun 2024

The Guardian, We are family - Maureen Rice (2002) - Gay Adoption

Presentation - 2 pages - Linguistics & languages

The document is an editorial analysis in the form of an oral presentation on the theme of gay adoption. The 1976 Adoption Act prohibited unmarried couples from jointly adopting a child. Twenty-five years later, on May 16, 2002, the British government presented an amendment in order to lift the...

23 Nov 2022

My Own Private Idaho - Gus Van Sant (1991) - The Character's Inner Torments

Artwork commentary - 2 pages - Film studies

The movie My Own Private Idaho was directed by Gus Van Sant. It was released in 1991, in a period when almost no films dealing with homosexuality and queerness in general had yet been shown to the public. Everything was still just the "right" way to behave. So for one of the first times,...

25 Nov 2022

Imitation Game - Morten Tyldum (2014) - Does the movie pay a beautiful tribute to Alan Turing, the main character?

Artwork commentary - 2 pages - Film studies

I would like to present The Imitation Game, a British movie based on a true story. Here is my key question I would like to answer: Does the movie pay a beautiful tribute to Alan Turing, the main character? In order to answer my key question, I'd like to start by a short presentation of the...

06 Sep 2021

Junky - William Seward Burroughs (1953) - Is Junky merely the story of the narrator's drug addiction?

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Junky, the first novel of W. BURROUGHS, was published for the first time in 1953. It deals with the story of drug addiction, through one example: William LEE, the narrator. It is a major work relating the lifestyle of drug addicts during the 1950s. He employs a laconic tone, but he always seems...

16 Nov 2023

To Court Workers, Japanese Firms Try Being More Gay-Friendly - Jonathan Soble (2017) - Cultural Differences

Book review - 1 pages - Sociology & social sciences

This document provides a reading guide for the article "To Court Workers, Japanese Firms Try Being More Gay-Friendly" published by The New York Times in 2017 about cultural differences.

11 Feb 2008

The situation of homosexuals in the Middle-East

Essay - 9 pages - Sociology & social sciences

Prejudice in the Muslim world has been present since the earliest of times, but homophobia in current terms has magnified in Islam since the 1800s. Throughout its history, Islam has been generally tolerant of homosexuals, despite verses in the Koran condemning homosexual activity. Like most...

28 Jul 2015

Gay rights and human rights

Essay - 1 pages - Other law subjects

All humans should share certain rights, regardless of their identity. However, this is not the case in multiple states. Our country has been rid of laws that discriminate based on race. Nevertheless, one discriminating factor is prevalent within our nation. Homosexuals are still discriminated...

22 Jul 2015

Diverse sexual orientations

Essay - 4 pages - Psychology

In the world of today there are the homosexuals and the heterosexuals who are forming a part of our society. Although met initially with resistance the society is gradually accepting that the homosexuals are a part of our society and are not going anywhere. Diversity in sexual orientation has...

24 Jun 2010

Essay analysis on sexuality, identity and homosexuals

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In Halperin's “Is There a History of Sexuality”, he explains that sex as an act is a natural and universal phenomenon and thus has no history. On the other hand, he clarifies that there is a history of sexuality, although it is a fairly recent history and is socially constructed. By...

16 Jul 2008

Denial: Internal struggle of a homosexual

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

James Baldwin's” Giovanni's Room” explores the internal struggle of a homosexual in denial. The main character, David, faces an internal conflict that eventually destroys every relationship he encounters in his personal life. His own struggle with his sexuality began at an early age and...

23 Jan 2015

History of London in the 20th Century

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

This paper is interested to uncover the history of London in the 20th century. What was it like in London in the 20th century? What were the evils that prevailed? Which characters that were deemed illegal were spotted throughout the 20th Century? These are some of the questions this article...

31 Oct 2013

Gay is not okay: The message of sexual censorship in elementary schools

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

Elementary school serves as the initial basis for the formation of a child's education and knowledge base. Children are perceived as innocent and impressionable beings, and therefore, the material presented to them in an educational forum is heavily censored. A fear of corruption and perversion...

09 Jan 2009

The gay community in the USA: from marginal to mainstream?

Thesis - 14 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Today, the concern of minorities' rights is crucial in the United States of America. The rights of the homosexual community represent a wedge issue. The homosexuals, indeed, acquire more and more rights in the United States and this acquirement causes a great debate in the entire country. It...

06 Jun 2014

Same Sex laws in USA

Essay - 4 pages - Philosophy

Bowers v. Hardwick and Lawrence v. Texas are two landmark decisions of the Supreme Court of United State - made 17 years apart - that demonstrate the sea change in the attitude and outlook of the American judicial system and indeed the American life in general, towards homosexuality. In...

19 Oct 2007

Paulie's Sacrifice

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Homosexuals are not a recent plague, their fight for marriage not a new phenomenon. Gay couples have been seeking this right since the day straight couples were guaranteed it. But the times have changed, and the debate over the issue is no longer unequal; in its continuous strive to assert...

03 May 2007

Contemporary "Othering"

Essay - 4 pages - Social, moral & civic education

A few weeks ago, I joined a protest on the quad against the “Conservative Coming Out Day”, which was organized by the Orange and Blue Observer and a conservative student group on campus. The conservative group held a “coming out day” because the members say they feel...

08 Aug 2007

Homoerotic Desire in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

“What if someone wrote a novel about homosexuality and no body [sic] came?” Ed Cohen writes of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray (75). Actually, at the time the book was written, the term “homosexuality” was nonexistent. Wilde, himself, became one of the...

16 May 2008

A Review of Same-Sex Family Medicine

Essay - 2 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Same-sex couples and families face many additional challenges in the United States, whether it be from cultural views on their lifestyle or any number of legal barriers that interrupt the function of their daily lives. This paper seeks to focus on one particular legal hurdle that homosexual...