Gay Rights in Canada
This paper discusses the expansion of the Gay Rights Movement from the 1960s to the 1990s
# 83975 | 2,250 words | 8 sources | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Canadian Studies (Gender, Race, Class issues) , Gender and Sexuality (Homosexuality) , Gender and Sexuality (Sexual Politics) , Hot Topics (Same-Sex Marriage)
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This paper explains that, in 1960 in Canada, being gay was very difficult forcing gays to be completely closeted about alternative sexual orientations for fear of losing their jobs, their homes, their families and even their lives. The author pouts out that, in 2005 in Canada, being gay is much more open with some politicians openly gay and a very good chance that same-sex marriage will soon be legalized. The paper relates that change was not freely bestowed on gays nor has it been the result of a rise in tolerance and benevolence.
From the Paper:In 1960 in Canada, being gay was very difficult. Most people were forced to be completely closeted about alternative sexual orientations, for fear of losing their jobs, their homes, their families, and even their lives. In 2005 in Canada, we see much more openness. Even some politicians are openly gay, and there seems to be a very good chance that same-sex marriage will soon be legalized. How can we account for this massive change? This change was not freely bestowed on gays - it has not been the result of a rise in tolerance and benevolence."
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