Cynical Realism

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CYNICAL REALISM | THE NEW ERA OF LGBT COMMUNITY | | The following essay will cover the ongoing concerns and issues that the GBLT community face on everyday basis, as the society that we live in struggle to find peace and solidarity so does those who walk in the path of hatred, ridicule and criticism. | | Nijn Wagstaff | 6/14/2013 | |

Gay Right Movement

The gay rights movement began to take shape in 1779 by Thomas Jefferson, when he proposed a law that would mandate the castration of all gay men. Prior to the 20th century religious admonitions against sexual relations that transpired between same-sex individuals especially men has been a long stigmatized act between the same sexes. Although the legal codes in Europe remained silent when it came to the discussion of homosexuality (Harvard Business Review). Devious acts such as these were frowned upon and were deemed irreprehensible. Prior to the 20th century the judicial system were made up of predominately Muslims countries that invoked the Islamic Law, many sexual acts including same-sex were criminalized by law that carried very strict penalties including execution. During the early 16th century lawmakers in Brittan began to group and categorize homosexual acts as criminal as opposed to immoral and unjust. Henry VIII, who was the king of England, passed the Buggery Act that subsequently made homosexuality punishable by death ; in Brittan sodomy remained as a Capital offense which carried death by hanging until 1861 (Harvard Business Review). As the times changed so did the offenses. Nearly two decades later in 1885, Parliament passed the amendment which was sponsored by Henry Du Pre Labouchere which created and coined the term (gross indecency) relating to same-sex intimacy which prohibited any form of sexual behavior between men also (lesbian sexual acts). Germany also jumped…...

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