1970s rise of the lgbt movement often referred to as

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-1970s: Rise of the LGBT movementOften referred to as “gay liberation movement”“Coming out”= new practice-1980s: AIDS crisis-1981: Largest mass arrest of gay men (Canada)More than 300 men are arrested following police raids at four gaybath houses in TorontoJustification- prostitution laws-1992: Homosexuality is removed from the WHO’s list of mental illness-2004: legalization of same- sex marriage (Canada)-Last few decades: growing acceptance of sexual minoritiesIncreasing number of representationSexual Orientation: The Kinsey Scale-Sexual behaviour-What happens if I am attracted to a biological man who identifies as awoman?
Acknowledging Bisexuality: Alarie and Gaudet (2013)-Argument:Young adults tend to erase bisexuality as a legitimate identity andlife- long lifestyleDespite participant’s own bisexual practices, desires, and/ orfeelings,And/ or their acknowledgment or bisexuality in othersMonosexism: Adapting a monosexual lifestyle is better thanbisexuality. Assumption that everyone is monosexual-4 mechanisms through which young adults invisiblize bisexuality:1. Ignoring bisexuality2. Depicting bisexuality as temporary3.Making it almost impossible to be a ‘real’ bisexual4. Devaluing bisexuality-Gender:Shapes the way bisexuality is perceivedMale bisexuality homosexualizing menFemale bisexuality heterosexualizing womenFemale and male bisexuality are read completely differentlySexual Minorities and Victimization-Hate crime: US definition“A crime whose motive is hatred, bias, or prejudice”-Hate Crime: 2011 US Stats (Schmalleger, 2015)6, 222 hate- crime were reportedNon- Heterosexualities as Social Problems-Homophobia/ biphobia/ transphobiaWhy? How?Ideology of marriage and family, we are all raised thinking that weshould find one partner, marry, and have babies.Consensual Non- monogamies-Monogamy=Norm in Western cultureMonogamy is institutionalized through laws and norms regardingfamily structure, marriage/ divorce, etc.-Why is monogamy better than non- monogamies? (Or why are non-monogamies better?)Not feeling guilty of not being attracted to other people.No commitmentGender equality. Who gets to have more partners?Twice the troubleRaising children with many parents-Common beliefsIt is impossible to love more than one person at a timeSexual monogamy is sign of true love
Monogamy is the only way to have trust in a relationshipMonogamy ensures gender equality within the relationshipJealousy is biologically inevitableThe parents’ monogamy is crucial for the normal development ofchildrenNon- monogamy is unstableEmotional or physical proximity with people other than one’ spouseis dangerous for one’s relationshipNon- monogamous sexuality is pathological (ex: sex addict)Non- monogamy inevitably results in STIs.

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