Slowly But Surely: Same Sex Marriage (Nick Lio)

24 Feb

Throughout history homosexuality has been looked upon as a disease. Homosexuals were not seen as humans, but as lesser beings not worthy of any rights or respect. The media did everything in it’s power to perpetuate this stereotype and keep the homosexual population under control and out of society. From commercials on television to adds in magazines, hundreds of thousands of people were victimized and humiliated by the media and the millions of people that absorbed the information the media produced. This oppression spawned a movement that would change the world. There are still problems of discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity, but the world has come a long way in a very short time. And it’s all thanks to the very media that was oppressing these people. Thanks to constant innovations in technology and  the ever changing form of media, the truths of homosexuality have been brought to the public eye. Take the USA for example. There have been many states who have legalized same sex unions and many more are on the way to change. There’s still a long way to go, but if media continues the way it is, then people will continue to see the truth, and people will continue to change.


2 Responses to “Slowly But Surely: Same Sex Marriage (Nick Lio)”

  1. mshnayd February 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    I love this! As much negativity as the media portrays about other subjects, I do believe that they have definitely aided in the topic of same sex marriage and homosexuality. I was alway’s a supporter of same sex relationships, I think it is obscene for anyone to tell someone who to love.

  2. mcarpenter1394 February 25, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    I really love this photo. Its amazing how so much negative media has made so many people want to rebel and do the complete opposite. I think that is fantastic that it has made such a progress and continually getting better every day.
    “Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender.”
    ― Hendrik Hertzberg

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