Even in this twenty-first century, there are myths about homosexuality, whether it is in a political venue, social venue, cultural venue, or any other aspect of one's life. Biases seem to be evident in almost every realm in our society. This is perhaps because of lack of education on the subject, or rather an evident ignorance on gender specific roles and stipulations put upon people because "that's the way it has always been." Until we become a society educated in all aspects and walks of life, we will always have prejudices, laws, and myths hindering us as a city, state, nation, or world to accelerate. Homosexuality has and still is to some degree a taboo subject. Many different views and myths about how, why, what, and who homosexuals are have been clearly evident and voiced throughout history. Different cultures view homosexuality in extremely different ways. It is displayed through Trailblazing written by Eric Anderson the different stages of life homosexuals go through in their upbringing as a child into an adult. Anderson clearly illustrates homophobia is still very much present in our culture and when abused, reinforces and perpetuates discrimination and male dominance. In this paper, I will focus on why the bigotry towards homosexuals should not be tolerated. The rights of openly gay and lesbian individuals are slowly becoming equal to those of heterosexual citizens of the United States.
The issue of homosexuality as a biological trait rather than an environmental trait has long been debated. I have heard many of my peers speak that they always knew from the beginning that they were homosexual. Some would hide because of the unacceptance; some were brave enough to take the ridicule from early on. It is believed that homosexuality is brought about by misguided upbringing and their social environments (Stombler Rd. 9). For instance, it was believed that if the child was lacking a male - figure in the home, he would most likely be gay.