FS Journal 7 - making them feel like the outcasts and...

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Brian Federico Federico 1 Professor Olivier FS 111-003 October 22nd, 2006 Journal Write #7 In today’s world there exist many different stereotypes for men and women that are gay and lesbian. Some that come to mind are that gays are feminine, dress well, and speak with a lisp. For lesbians the common stereotypes are that they are tomboys, very masculine, and that they have short hair. Of these stereotypes, I do not believe that any of them are based in fact. I think that these stereotypes negatively affect the societal perceptions of and attitudes toward gays and lesbians. Straight people, more often than not, look down on gays and lesbians and attempt to justify their perceptions and attitudes with these various stereotypes. This in turn negatively affects gays and lesbians by
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Unformatted text preview: making them feel like the outcasts and forcing them to be more discrete with their sex lives as well as how they act in the general public. In my life, I have experienced intolerance toward gay people as well as black people through stories that I have heard as well as being witness to a verbal attack. During these unfortunate times myself and several of the friends that I was with have made comments to those that said the inappropriate things towards the gays and the blacks, and we tried to explain to them how big of a mistake they were making. It was the right thing to do, and I do not care how good of friends I was with the people saying the harsh remarks, I spoke up and let them know that it was not right....
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