My University Dissertation.

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    Mar 20, 2013 1:14 PM GMT
    Hey Guys,

    Im doing the research for 3rd year dissertation over the next couple of months and its based around how the gay population is perceived and treated amongst the general public. I am trying to get different views and experiences from different countries.

    So i am just wondering if its not to much trouble, would people be able to write down a few experiences they have gone through whether they are good or bad.

    Like if you've been treated in a certain way, bullied or victimised in any way.

    Also if your family has accepted your preference in partner/lifestyle, and if they haven't can you say why?

    Also could you add anything about Gay fashion and what you have to say on the topic.

    many thanks

    Justin Mason
  • confidentcrip

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    Mar 20, 2013 2:34 PM GMT
    I think you might also be wise to consider how the gay community treats each other in your thesis.
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    What is your premise? Or do you know it yet?
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:39 PM GMT
    confidentcrip saidI think you might also be wise to consider how the gay community treats each other in your thesis.


    Thats a good point made but for now all i need to know is what I've wrote.
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:48 PM GMT
    Personally, I've never experienced anything negative about me being gay. I came out when I was 18 to those I was at college with. There I met my 1st bf and was with him for 1.5 years. When I was 18 though, I came out to my family as well. They took is better than expected. My dad immediately said he would always love me. My siblings laughed a little because they just figured since I was always mentioning my bf's name when we spoke on the phone, and they were just waiting for me to say something. My mom however went into shock when I told her. She burst into tears and yelled at me, she honestly doesn't remember what she said to me for about 10 minutes. When we got home that night she hugged me and said she loves me. Which was comforting. However, 10 years later, she hasn't mentioned it once and when my siblings bring it up, she gets embarrassed almost. It's like she chooses to forget. I refuse to come out to her 'again'. I don't dwell on things and if something is an argument or something needs to be spoke about, with me- it's one and done. My family is super supportive otherwise though!

    Professionally, people are respectful. I don't throw my sexuality in people's faces as I don't expect them to throw theirs in mine. It has never held me back from a position or getting something I wanted at work. As I said i've been fortunate for how people have acted.

    As far as gay fashion? I don't pin myself for being mr. fashionable so I won't be much help on this one. From what I see, Gays tend to go with the trends, and where insanely tight clothes. I enjoy a nice fit but I want to be able to breathe in my clothing. This section wasn't helpful haha.

    Good luck on your project!
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    Mar 20, 2013 4:30 PM GMT
    Larkin saidWhat is your premise? Or do you know it yet?


    If you provide us with a thesis statement maybe we can guide you in right direction and give you some good examples?

    That is an interesting subject to write about, but I think you'll be stuck reading through a bunch of stereotypical crap. lol
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    Mar 20, 2013 4:45 PM GMT
    Shawnathan saidAre you doing this all on your own or do you have an advisor at your university?
    I think you need to plan your research a little bit better than just asking on here. If you come up with a clear well organized survey, get it approved by your university's ethics committee and then advertise that you're looking for responses, I will do it.


    I have got loads of other methods in retrieving the necessary research, this is only one of them.
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    Mar 20, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    ithnku8micr8on

    thankyou
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    methodology called... she said you're not getting a ph.d.
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    Mar 20, 2013 8:52 PM GMT
    calibro saidmethodology called... she said you're not getting a ph.d.


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    Mar 20, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    Larkin said
    calibro saidmethodology called... she said you're not getting a ph.d.


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    Mar 21, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    confidentcrip saidI think you might also be wise to consider how the gay community treats each other in your thesis.


    I completely agree. I have been treated worse in the gay community than in the straight world. Lots of bigots and "PC" jerks, that hate if you go outside their world view of the gay community