HOMOPHOBIA

Phobia is described as the persistent fear of an object or situation. Maybe it is a natural instinct that make us learn to be scared of certain things.

Homophobia does not have a precise meaning for this fear because the concept does not involve any psychiatric aspect. But we could describe it as the discrimination to the homosexual people.

the homophobia is a problem that is very present in today´s society and it has generated a lot of different opinion for example in the church and people in politics

BUT THE HOMOPHOBIA IS NOT A RECENT CONCEPT IN FACT IT HAS BEEN LATENT THROUGH ALL OUR HISTORY FOR EXAMPLE THE NAZIS PERSECUTION

Today mass media has a great influence in people´s opinion and through the last years there has been a wider acceptance and toleration to homosexuality in media. But it is also affected by social media and television

ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

There are a lot of advertising campaigns that have been released during the last few years defending the LGBT community. but there are some that are against it...

Due to the last campaign of an a organisation called ¨Hazte oir¨. Social networks also have echoed in the controversy since there is a violation of the LGBT law

THROUGHOUT THE LAST DECADE AND THANKS TO THE DISSEMINATION OF THIS GROUP IT HAS BEEN POSIBLE TO BE PERFORMED A SERIES OF STUDIES : INCLUDING A STUDY BY FACEBOOK WHICH SAYS THAT MORE THAN 800.000 PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT OF THE CLOSEt THANKS TO THIS SOCIAL NETWORK

on the other hand, social networks are tools that generate violence against this group.The social networks are generating much more homophobia; in fact, the social media is the third place in which there is more violence to homosexuals.People receive insults through Twitter, Facebook, and they also have the tool to create homophobic groups.

This campaign consists on a new product that has been released, which is called the Doritos Rainbow, with which the company seeks to show their solidarity with the homosexual community.

tHis campaign has caused a great stir but instead, the community manager not only has he been intimidated by the criticism, but he has also decided to answer to all those that praise the campaign and to those who criticize it.

another campaigns

In a nutshell, everyone should have the same rights and we should not hide the way we feel for fear of being judged or humiliated since each person is different and that is what makes us special.

Homophobia in Social Media

The appearance of social media has given us an opportunity to give our opinion and encourage people to do the same, or even just to support a collective in the society. As one of our most important rights is the freedom of speech, is in our hands to express ourselves, and doing it by social media is a good way, because it will be read by thousand of people.

Although some times this comments had created controversy, some of them had had a positive reaction on those who were scared to express themselves or to tell the world their real sexuality. Here is one notorious example:

Famous people are the ones who are heard by the biggest amount of people, and as they know that, they use their influence to express themselves and encourage people of not being afraid of expressing their opinions. Here are some examples:

But not all the famous people is against it,the President of the United States, Donald Trump, violated the rights of this community without letting them decide with complete freedom their sex.

the television has had a great impact on society, manipulating people´s opinions. In terms of homophobia, the television has had both bad repercussions and good ones.

According to the bad effects, it is necessary to highlight how in every movie or TV show you watch the couple is always formed by a man and a woman.

his normalizes this type of relationships, and in the moment that a homosexual couple is formed, everything becomes weird. This should not be like that, as the homosexual people are just like the heterosexual, but with different tastes.

Even in Disney movies, which are the movies that start educating the youngest, the couples are always the princess that falls in love with a prince, but never a prince who loves another prince. The children that watch these movies are still really young and to not have a formed personality, so they admire the characters of these films and want to be like them

But as it is mentioned before, the television does not only influences in a bad way to the thought of homosexuality, but it also has a good impact.

The television has been a key to the normalisation of the relationships of people of the same sex. This is because whether you treat the homosexuality in a broadly way, or you treat it very little, you are going to be criticized.

But throughout the years, these “taboo” topics have been treated more widely and freely, making them socially accepted. Now it is normal to talk about homosexuality in television, so you can agree that television has been one key to the equality in rights.

One TV show that helped a lot in the normalisation of the homosexual couples was Glee, an American show. This show had two of the main male characters as gays, and a female protagonist as lesbian. It also treated the transexuality and it showed how the homophobia affects on the lives of people in a negative way.

Another example is Modern Family, a very popular show in the United States that has a gay couple in the process of adopting a second child. They face the same problems as any heterosexual couple would face.

In conclusion, although the mass media contains a lot of homophobic comments, it is also helping to normalise the vision that society has of the LGBT community, and to respect them.

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