The following are the components of heterosexual privilege:
1. The assumption that everyone is heterosexual.
2. Heterosexuality is the only “normal” sexual orientation.
Please respond to the following questions. Use and cite at least 2 of the week’s resources and 400 words or more in your response.
Requirements: 400 words or more
Below are the learning resources.
Bond, B.J., Miller, B., & Aubrey, J.S. (2019). Sexual References and Consequences for Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Characters on Television: A Comparison Content Analysis. Mass Communication & Society, 22(1), 72-95. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?
Haefele-Thomas, A. & Combs, T. (2019). Chapter 2: Sexual Orientation: Stories and Definitions. Introduction to Transgender Studies. Harrington Park Press, LLC. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?
Tatum, E. (2015, March 29). 10 Examples of Straight Privilege. Everyday Feminism. https://everydayfeminism.com/
Watermark Retirement Communities. (2021, January 20). Not another second: LGBT+ seniors share their stories (Official film) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/q43kBuC_ups
Single stories can rob someone’s dignity and identity because they focus on one side of the topic. In our culture today, people still view homosexuality and transsexuality as a disease that can be caught and as mental disorders. That calls for more positive national awareness and campaigns to improve respect for LGBTQIA people and their rights. Even in religious places, schools, healthcare, and government offices, LGBTQIA+ people are still discriminated against because they are not heterosexual (Bond, Miller, & Aubrey, 2019). First, most LGBT people get rejected by families and friends when they come out in the limelight, increasing their risks of depression, anxiety, or adjustment disorders. That is because societies believe that people who have gone against their norms are not supposed to be community members. Such discrimination experiences lead to many adverse consequences affecting their financial, mental, and physical well-being (Bond, Miller, & Aubrey, 2019). Such single stories are not things we read from books but things we see in our culture on how the LGBTQIA people are treated.