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I really do wish Stan Persky’s prediction about schools being the next battlefield for the gay movement, is wrong. But if GALE BC does not recall and rewrite this resource, and instead pushes ahead with the adoption of the biased agenda it delineates, this issue will become a minefield, fought district by district by polarized activists. Is this really necessary? Our efforts need to be on mitigation not litigation. Let’s focus on what we can all agree on—zero tolerance for harassment and violence for all students and staff, no matter what their orientation and social support for gay youth who undeniably have much higher risk factors than their heterosexual peers.
Adoption in Homosexual Couples - Homosexuality Essay Example
Persistent and marked distress about one’s sexual orientation is still listed as a sexual disorder in the most recent issue of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (1994), and people who come to counselling professionals for help should be entitled to know of all of their options. If their goal is to become more comfortable in a homosexual orientation, fine. If their goal is to change, then it should not be the decision of the therapist to prevent achievement of that goal. This author knows personally of people who have successfully changed their orientation through therapy, and of professionals who have provided this therapy to those who requested it, with positive results. That reparative therapy is disapproved of by the gay community is much more about social politics than therapy.