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Unformatted text preview: experience in the later 20th century. Ostracization by sanguineous family, as well as other members of society, prompted the formation of gay kinship-like families and the gay community. Prior to the 1960's there was virtually no gay community and individuals who began embracing their homosexuality were abjured by society and at a loss. Even though they were technically part of a community, they did not know how to find other members of the group. Without community engagement, members of a community are only separate entities. External stimuli created the need for a community; a support group and chosen family. Increased community engagement created momentum for the gay movement and changed the operational definition of family....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course COMMUNICAT 313 taught by Professor Herk during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '12