Transgender people are often seen as "confused" and gay or lesbian, despite their gender identity being a separate issue from their sexual orientation, new research finds. The study, the first to attempt to categorize stereotypes about transgender people , found that people — mostly young university students in the study — view transgender people with pity and have trouble accepting that the person's sex at birth is no longer the sex they identify with. Interesting, most stereotypes about transgender people were fairly neutral, not extremely negative or positive, said lead researcher Melanie Morrison, a psychologist at the University of Saskatchewan. Transgender people face high levels of discrimination , research has shown. In a national U.
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10 Anti-Gay Myths Debunked
The media portrayal of LGBT people is the depiction or portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender , queer and intersex people in media. The initialism LGBT is commonly used to include all non-heterosexual sexual orientations and gender identities represented in shorthand. Although the initialism originated in North America, media representation of LGBT communities may be examined on a global scale, with varying degrees of tolerance. Historically, the portrayals of LGBT communities in media have been negative, reflecting the cultural intolerance of LGBT individuals; however, from the s to present day, there has been an increase in the depictions of LGBT people, issues, and concerns within mainstream media in North America.
The march towards equality in society relies heavily on bringing forth facts and challenging untruths about the lives of those who experience discrimination. This blog post features ten of the most problematic myths and stereotypes which play a role in the mischaracterization and dehumanization of gay men in the U. While those who support LGBT equality sometimes innocently engage in stereotyping of gay men, it is ultimately those who promote heterosexist and homophobic agendas who are the most likely to draw on myths and stereotypes in their efforts to rationalize discrimination. The idea that male homosexuality is directly linked with femininity is erroneous. While there are of course some gay men who express themselves via speech, dress and behavior in ways which are traditionally "feminine," there are many others who do not.