Examining The Origins Of The Most Common Gay Stereotypes

8 Mar

Living under the shadow of false and misleading stereotypes is nothing new to those of us in the gay community; we have been doing it for years. While it is true that in recent times there has been slow but steady progress toward eliminating these negative images, too many of them still remain in the collective consciousness of our society. There is still much work to be done before these offensive caricatures of gay people will finally be a thing of the past. As a gay person, I am very thankful for the opportunity to write on this topic, and hopefully help to educate along the way. I believe that before we can truly eliminate the stereotypes and all of the negative connotations that they carry with them, we must first have an understanding of how they came into being. We must look at the sources from which they originated, so that we can come to an understanding of how they were shaped, and why they continue to hold true in the minds of so many people, even to this very day.

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