Roll Over, Ward Cleaver
As the most visible means of mass media, television has a much mo
Hiding, Dying, and Dressing-Up
SAYS: Because movies are typically more conservative than TV, it is only now that
nonstereotypical gays are being seen on gay TV.
DOES: Uses authors opinion
Keywords: relevant, changes, exp
Wedding Bell Blues: Imagining Marriage
SAYS: The huge controversy that gay marriage has sparked points to the fact that while the
American public is no longer so homophobic, they are not ready to accept gays into heteros
It Takes A Lesbian Village to Raise A Child: Parenting Possibilities
SAYS: While gay families increase in visibility, conservative organizations try to legally limit
their ability to form families and have children.
If Its Pink Well Sell It: Gay
SAYS: While gay businesses thrive now, there is a threat that they will die off as their
appeal decreases as a result of inclusion of gays in otherwise straight businesses.
DOES: Provides h
Complex Synthesis Essay
Word Count: 753
Utilizing That Certain Summer
When one looks upon the evolution of gay visibility in American television, there
are certain landmark events that come to mind. Some may remember the coming out of
Keyword Articles Synthesis Essay
Word Count: 499
Manly Men Who Like Men
Most minority groups suffer from association with a certain stereotype which,
truthful or not, dominates the publics perception of them. The male homosexual
Nestorian Order Essay
Word Count: 509 words
Modern Family may seem controversial to the unknowing viewer. It features a
gay couple that adopts a baby and an older father who remarries to a much younger
immigrant woman. The content see
All the Rage
Suzanna Danuta Walters
SAYS: In modern times, gay and lesbian issues are at the front of media attention, but the
battle for acceptance has not been won.
DOES: Uses examples of historical events, personal anecdotes, stat
Word Count: 1,058
Meant to Be
Will & Grace was an instant comedic hit, showing the world that a show
with a gay lead character could be wildly successful if it had the right wit and humor. The
praise this s
Dossier on Ellen
SAYS: While the breakthrough of the first gay lead character on the sitcom Ellen was
groundbreaking, it also exposed the still-present homophobia of the public.
DOES: Tells the reactions of the public and the TV network to the
Pride and Prejudice: The Changing Context of Gay Visibility
SAYS: The inauguration of pro-gay president Bill Clinton gave gays new hopes of political
DOES: Shares personal anecdote
Keywords: gay-friendly, hope,
Synthesis of Literature, Draft 2
10 November 2011
Word Count: 563
While doing so in different styles, all of the sources discuss gay marriage.
Walters, Langbein, and Cahill discuss the political complications of gay marriage.
All the Rage Abstract
25 October 2011
Word Count: 248
All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America by Suzanna Danuta Walters
While gays have gained significant visibility in the media, meaningful progress
has yet to occu
In-Class Essay 2
10 November 2011
A Clear Win for Reasoned Discourse
Reasoned discourse equates to clarity of thought. By making sound judgments
and carefully considering propositions, reasons, and evidence, one can make a logic
In-Class Timed Essay 1
27 September 2011
I would begin by stating my position against the death penalty. The students in
favor of the death penalty argue based on the ambiguous moral justice. This is a very
Justificatory Exercise Revision with Intro.
20 September 2011
Word Count: 400
Despite a cheerful demeanor, Will suffers from despondency.
He is a homosexual man without any homosexual love. Will seemingly never
20 October 2011
All the Rage
Says: While homosexuality used to mean only isolation, secrecy, and fear, it is
now defined by a complex visibility of public awareness without true understanding.
Concession/Refutation Exercise Draft One
29 September 2011
Word Count: 409
High school students should watch Queer as Folk.
However, many people say that the shows images and messages are simply too
Nestorian Order Exercise Draft one
6 October 2011
Word Count: 498
The War Against Image
Guys love lesbian sex. Television viewers love drama. What is the result when the
two combine? The L Word. It is the amalgamation of soft-co
Reflection on Research Paper
4 December 2011
My paper has evolved significantly since the conception of the initial idea. I had
difficulty, originally, focusing my paper on a specific direction of the broad topic of gay
Americas founding values.
Indirect and pretentious
writing (pg. 43)
Concise and straightforward
words are better than fancy
America needs to be more
progressive in social policy.
Research Essay Draft 3
Word Count: 1,713
Decades of Change
Minorities of any kind face obstacles they must overcome to gain equality in legal
and social rights. This same standard holds true for the homosexual population in