Sexual Orientation

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Sexual Orientation by Mind Map: Sexual Orientation

1. Effects of Discrimination

1.1. Physical Health

1.1.1. Stress- which could weaken the immune system

1.1.2. Depression- which could lead to suicide and use of illegal drugs.

1.2. Social Health

1.2.1. Afraid to go outside and meet people in fear of being judges and bullied

1.3. Emotional Health

1.3.1. Scared to express themselves

1.3.2. Depression and Trauma

1.4. Spiritual Health

1.4.1. The usage of religion as a tool to spread personal bias about LGBT will damage people

1.4.2. It damage their ability to believe in spiritual believe or in religion.

1.4.3. It also damages how they view themselves and the world and would somehow turn into the worst version of themselves that the society help outline and they themselves create it in their heads.

2. Ways to reduce discriminations against homosexuals

2.1. Educate the people about the LGBT community.

2.2. Create laws that would prohibit and discourage the discriminations

3. Citations

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3.6. Transgender Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary. (n.d.). Retrieved May 1, 2018, from

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4. Types of Sexual Orientation

4.1. Asexual

4.1.1. An adjective used to describe people who do not experience sexual attraction.

4.2. Bisexual

4.2.1. A person who has the capacity to form enduring physical, romantic, and/ or emotional attractions to those of the same gender or to those of another gender.

4.3. Gay

4.3.1. The adjective used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic, and/ or emotional attractions are to people of the same gender

4.4. Heterosexual

4.4.1. An adjective used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic, and/ or emotional attraction is to people of the opposite gender. Also straight.

4.5. Lesbian

4.5.1. A woman whose enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction is to other women. Some lesbians may prefer to identify as gay or as gay women.

4.6. Transgender

4.6.1. Used to describe someone who feels that they are not the same gender (= sex) as the one they had or were said to have at birth

5. Types of Sexual Discrimination

5.1. Direct Discrimination

5.1.1. It is when a person is treated differently or worse than other people for such things as Gender, Sexual orientation, Race, Religious beliefs, etc.

5.2. Indirect Disctimination

5.2.1. Indirect discrimination occurs when there is an unreasonable rule or policy that is the same for everyone but has an unfair effect on people who share a particular attribute.

5.3. Harrasment

5.3.1. Harassment is unwanted behavior which a person finds offensive about another person.

5.4. Victimization

5.4.1. Unwarranted singling out of an individual or group for subjection to crime, exploitation, tort, unfair treatment, or other wrong.

6. Examples of the each type of discrimination

6.1. Direct Discrimination: A lesbian couple was denied by a tenant to lease her house because she doesn't like lesbians.

6.2. Indirect Discrimination: The public bathroom have two signs, one for female and one for male. But transgender people are often the victims of this. For if they are a trans female (a man who transitioned into a woman), they are often criticized of going to the female bathroom because they are or at least, were a male.

6.3. Harassment: Calling a non Heterosexual person a homo or a faggot.

6.4. Victimization: A saleswoman informs her employer that she want to spend the rest of her life living as a man. As a result of this, she is moved to a role without client contact against her wishes.