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TOK - LGBT Rights

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JiaMin Leong

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LGBT Rights
Knowledge Issue
To what extent does society practice the equality of human rights in relation to homosexuality?
Russia Gay Parade
"As a gay parent, I must flee Russia or risk losing my children.."
Real Life Situation
"Two things happened to me the same month: I was beaten up in front of parliament for the first time and I realized that in all my interactions, including professional ones, I no longer felt I was perceived as a journalist first: I am now a person with a
Stonewall Riots
"No one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hand of the person they love." - Barack Obama
- (of a person) Sexually attracted to people of one's own sex
- (of a person, especially a man) homosexual.
- a homosexual woman
- the state of being equal, esp. in status, rights, and opportunities
- the condition of being equal in number or amount
-The community of people living in a particular region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations.
(of a person) Sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex
Human Science

Areas of Knowledge
Gay Revolution
The riot was used to portray their emotions after they feel that they were being discriminated by the occasional raids at
the bar.
The rioters subsequently expressed their emotions through language in the protest and
- Houses the LGBT community such as drag queens, male prostitutes, effeminate men and homeless youth.

- Police raids are common, but lost control and incited a riot.

- Riot continued for days and gay rights activist groups bloomed within the following 2 months.
"Government Should Kill Gays"
Kansas Pastor, Curtis Knapp
Why would he say such a thing?
The intention of the pastor stems from his perception of the bible's teachings.
"I have nothing to be ashamed of"
What did the Bible say?
Lev. 20:13,
"If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a
detestable act
; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them"
Lev. 18:22
, "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an
1 Cor. 6:9-10,
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived;
fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor
, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers,
shall inherit the kingdom of God
Galatians 3:28,
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for
you are all one
in Christ Jesus.
Leviticus 19:18

Do not seek revenge
bear a grudge
against anyone among your people, but
love your neighbor as yourself
perception conveyed through sermons
Transgender teen's murder puts spotlight on homophobia in Jamaica
"Judging by comments made on social media, most Jamaicans think Dwayne Jones brought his death on himself for wearing a dress and dancing in a society that has made it abundantly clear that homosexuals are neither to be seen nor heard."
Dwayne Jones was beaten, stabbed, shot and run over by a car when he showed up at a street party dressed as a woman.
the society portrayed their rejection through
Amy Voon
JiaMin Leong
Jamie Chan
Gender Identity Disorder
How does psychology
view homosexuality?
How does the action of forcing one to conform to conventional sexual orientation resemble the practice of equality?
Known as Gender Disphoria in the DSM5
Describes people who are discontent of their birth sex and gender roles, and wished to be or play the roles of the opposite sex.
On the other hand...
"Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is
nothing to be ashamed of
, no vice,

no degradation
; it
cannot be classified as an illness
; we consider it to be a
variation of the sexual function
, produced by a certain arrest of sexual development." Sigmund Freud
According to the Diagnosis & Statistics Manual (DSM) by the American Psychological Association (APA)
Classified as a sociopathic personality disturbance
Accepted as a sexual deviation. And in later prints as 'sexual orientation disorder' (SOD).
Replaced SOD with 'ego-dystonic homosexuality'
(EDH) and subsequently removed.
Ellen DeGeneres
Neil Patrick Harris
& Portia De Rossi
& David Burtka
The End
Thank you
Initially rejected by the public when coming out in 2006
Had a downfall in carreer after coming out
But soon was accepted again
Legally married Portia de Rossi in 2008
"Religion tells us that being gay is sinful;
But religion did not teach us to discriminate, hurt and/or abuse them."
Came out in Year 2006 to the public
Was widely accepted
Father to fraternal twins in Year 2010
In Conclusion
Human Rights
Universal Declaration of
life, liberty and security of person
pursuit of happiness
freedom from slavery and servitude
freedom from torture, or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
equality before the law. Basically, everyone is entitled to the same law)
the right to marriage and to found a family
freedom of thought, conscience and religion

Everyone is a sinner. So who gives us the rights to demoralise homosexuals?
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