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Chapter 11 Issues in Sexual Orientation
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Chapter Outline The Global Context: A World View Of Laws Pertaining To Homosexuality Homosexuality and Bisexuality in the United States: A Demographic Overview The Origins of Sexual Orientation Diversity Sociological Theories Of Sexual Orientation Issues Heterosexism, Homophobia, and Biphobia
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Chapter Outline Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation Minorities One Woman’s Plea to “Do No Harm” A National Perspective Effects of Antigay Bias and Discrimination on Heterosexuals Strategies for Action: Reducing Antigay Prejudice and Discrimination Understanding Issues in Sexual Orientation
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Promoting Tolerance At the Homewood- Flossmoor high school in the suburbs of Chicago, Myka Held was part of a campaign to promote tolerance by selling, “gay? fine by me” t-shirts and having students and teachers wear them on the same day at school.
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Sexual Orientation The classification of individuals as heterosexual, bisexual, or homosexual, based on their emotional and sexual attraction, relationships, self-identity, and lifestyle.
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Sexual Orientation Heterosexuality Predominance of emotional and sexual attraction to persons of the other sex. Homosexuality Emotional and sexual attraction to members of the same sex. Bisexuality Emotional and sexual attraction to members of both sexes.
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Sexual Orientation Lesbigay population Term referring to lesbians, gays, and bisexuals. Transgendered individuals Persons who do not fit neatly into either the male or female category. LGBT Term that refers collectively to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered individuals.
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What Do You Think? How is the experience of being a sexual orientation minority similar to the experience of being a racial or ethnic minority? How is it different?
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Question Nancy is emotionally and sexually attracted to Mary and Tom. In this example, what is Nancy's sexual orientation? A. Heterosexual B. Bisexual C. Transgendered D. Homosexual
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Answer: B Nancy is emotionally and sexually attracted to Mary and Tom. In this example, Nancy's sexual orientation is bisexual .
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What Do You Think? Why do you think that in many countries male homosexuality is illegal, but female homosexuality is not?
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A Global View of Laws and Social Attitudes At least 85 member states of the United Nations criminalize consensual same-sex behavior among adults. In the majority of these countries, both male and female homosexuality are illegal. In 9 countries individuals found guilty of engaging in same-sex sexual behavior may receive the death penalty.
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Homosexual sexual relations should be taught as acceptable and normal. A.
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