By: Kryn Palmquist. LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender. What are some stereotypes of LGBT people? Why are they stereotypes?. Stereotypes . Bisexual “Coming Out” Gay Heterosexism Heterosexual Homophobia Homosexual. Common Language . “In the Closet” Lesbian LGBT Queer
A person whose primary sexual orientation is towards members of both genders. This orientation can be varying degrees between genders.
Stigma associated with Bisexuals?Bisexual
A term used to describe the experience in which a person identifies himself or herself as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Each person’s experience in coming out is unique and the process almost always stimulates ANXIETY as well as provides challenging possibilities for personal empowerment and emotional growth. Coming out is not a one-time event, but a lifelong process.“Coming Out”
Usually refers to a male whose primary sexual orientation is towards men. But can also refer to a female whose primary sexual orientation is toward women or the LGBT community as a whole.Gay
The prejudice that heterosexuality is the only “normal” or “correct” sexual orientation, coupled with social power to enforce that prejudice on individual, institutional and cultural levels.Heterosexism
A person whose primary sexual orientation is toward a member of the opposite sex.Heterosexual
The irrational fear or hatred of homosexuality or bisexuality, and also the fear or hatred of anything or anyone deviating from traditional gender roles. Homophobia can be directed externally or internally and functions to perpetuate systems of heterosexism.Homophobia
They claim to have done over 43,443 peaceful demonstrations (to date) opposing the fag lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth.
Shirt says, “God Hates Fags.com” This is the homepage for Westboro Baptist church.
Hiding or being secretive about one’s sexual orientation. This choice is often made by LGBT individuals out of fear of rejection or abuse, because of widespread heterosexism in our society, and/or because of internalized homophobia. Being “in the closet” can have extensive emotional psychological and spiritual costs.“In the Closet”
Which person is more accepted by our society? A lesbian or a gay man?Lesbian
A frequently used acronym that stands for: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender. Additional letters may expand this acronym which include but are not limited to: T-Transsexual, I- Intersexed, Q-Queer, Q-Questioning, and A-AllyLGBT
A word used specifically by some of the LGBT individuals to identify themselves as a community in a positive fashion. Some find this word offensive because it has been-and still is used with pejorative connotation.Queer
An enduring emotional romantic, sexual and affectionate attraction to individuals of a particular genderSexual Orientation
A broad term that applies to people who live all or substantial portions of their lives expressing an innate sense of gender other than their birth sex. This includes transsexuals, cross-dressers and people who simply feel their biological sex fails to reflect their true gender. It is NOT a sexual orientation.Transgender
A person whose innate sense of gender conflicts with their anatomical sex. Some, but not all people who are transsexual take medical and legal steps to officially change their biological sex. Medical treatment ex: hormone therapy or surgeries. Legal ex: changing the name and the sex on their birth certificate, driver’s license, and/or other identity documentsTranssexual
How would you show that you are non-judgmental of LGBT people?
If you are, how would you put your prejudices aside to help your client?Major Stressors
How can you advocate and educate yourself on legal issues in your state?Political issues
Orange with white stripes= Recognizes out of jurisdiction marriages/civil unions
Orange= Gay marriage is 100% legal
Gold= Statewide law providing the equivalent of state-level spousal rights to same-sex couples within the state
Yellow=Statewide law providing some statewide spousal rights to same-sex couples within the state
Dark Grey= States with constitutional amendments restricting marriage to one man and one woman. 29 states
Light Grey=States with law restricting marriage to one man and one woman. (12 states)
Dark Green= States that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Light Green= States that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Dark Blue= Where second-parent adoption is an option for same-sex couples statewide.
Light Blue= States where same-sex couples have successfully petitioned for second-parent adoption in some jurisdictions
Orange= States that have a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Yellow= States that have a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation.
May lead LGBT youth to distrust the possibility of having a full relationship
LGBT people come to find they can have meaningful lasting relationships-but same-sex marriage is still banned in the majority of the states-this robs them of security and support
Perhaps the most vulnerable victims of the ban on same-sex marriage. Why?
What if it turns out that same-sex couples are not only to be just as good parents as heterosexuals, but better parents?
The occurrence of unwanted children is likely to be lower in same-sex couples-impossible to have a “mistake” or unwanted child because of the legal loop holes and biology of becoming parents
Some people say the only cure for prejudice is more religion; some say the only cure is to abolish religion
Studies on racial prejudice have shown that people who claim to be more religious also reported greater levels of prejudice.
(Ford, 2009)Religion-views on homosexuality
Presbyterian- 1996 adopted a rule to prevent the ordination of gay or lesbian ministers
Southern Baptist Convention- opposes legalization of homosexual unions, including civil unions
Other Christian denominations have opposed homosexuality because they define it as a moral issue rather than a political issue
(Ford, 2001)Religions broken down
Other religions that were predictive of prejudice attitudes towards homosexuals:
Is religion changing? Are people as individuals becoming more accepting of the LGBT community?
What are some stressors a client may face due to religion?
Can someone change their religion after coming out?What do you think?
Any psychological or physiological feelings that were provoked by the movie?
What have you learned new from this guided imagery?Discussion about the movie
Is there anything about this population that you’ve always wanted to ask, but never had the opportunity?Questions
Blechner, M. (2008). The political is psychoanalytic on same-sex marriage. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 146-154.
Ferenczi, S. (1929). The unwelcome child and his death instinct. Final Contributions to the Problems and Methods of Psychoanalysis, 102-107.
Ford, T. (2009). The unmaking of prejudice: How Christian beliefs relate to attitudes toward homosexuals. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 146-160.
Human Rights Campaign. http://www.hrc.org/about_us/state_laws.asp
Stacey, J. & Biblarz, T. (2001). How does the sexual orientation of parents matter? American Sociological Review, 159-183.References