Monday, January 6, 2020

A Misconception Of The Lgbtq Community - 1959 Words

There seems to be a misconception that the LGBTQ community is immune to poverty when in actuality, a large majority of them are living in poor conditions. When most people think of gay men specifically, they think of rich, white men living in suburban areas, wearing designer clothes, constantly accessorized, and shop at expensive boutiques. But that is simply not the case. In fact, most LGBTQ people are poor or working-class, female, and people of color who struggle with obtaining or keeping a job as well as paying bills. In my paper, I will answer where this is most common and why. I will start by delving into the past of LGBTQ history as well as the discrimination they faced to show any patterns or trends regarding LGBTQ affluence,†¦show more content†¦Sodomy involving men with men, men with women, and men with animals were made illegal. Same-sex relations between men was outlawed because it discouraged sexual reproduction. But same-sex acts between women were just seen a s acts and not yet threatening. Later into the 19th century, we saw a more of a change. The industrial revolution further enforced patriarchal families. Women and children were transformed from â€Å"producers to dependents and consumers.† During this time, gender roles were more pronounced in society, which led to a series of issues for the LGBTQ community later during the 19th century. During the early half of the 19th century, the LGBTQ community had a lot of representation in films and media. Some relied on clichà ©s and stereotypes for comedic purposes, such as The Sissies, which featured over-the-top, flamboyant men, others were more substantial. But due to the influence of the church, that representation had to cease. LGBT references were hidden and obscure. You had to read between the lines when it involved men, but lesbianism was ignored by the censors. Afterward, the LGBT community was often made to be villains, especially in films such as Dracula’s Daughter and Rope. The censors ignored lesbians, and these films served as a warning to women to learn their place and succumb to gender roles. During

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