People in the United States vary widely in their acceptance of sexual and gender choices and orientations. The impact of those with views of lesser acceptance is felt the hardest by the most vulnerable among us- our children.
Watch the following video of an Ft. Worth City Councilman speaking about his experiences as a young man marginalized based on his sexual orientation and consider the impact such a message would have on a young person in a similar situation and on an adult who is intolerant of the LGBTQ community. · Joel Burns: It Gets Better https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4 (transcript located on YouTube site) Compare and contrast what you believe the experiences of these two individuals (the insecure LGBTQ youth and the intolerant adult) viewing this message would be.
How might it reinforce existing beliefs about themselves or motivate them to see themselves and/or the world differently? What additional information would you propose to share with either or both of these individuals to persuade them into such a paradigm shift? Write a 5-paragraph essay that includes each of the elements listed below in the grading rubric.
Be sure to use at least 2 references to support your essay. Your paper must meet the minimum 750-word count requirements. Rubric at the bottom: Possible points Student points and instructor feedback The writer provides a clear comparison and contrast of the experiences of the two individuals viewing the message 25 The writer provides a discussion on the motivation to change or reinforcement beliefs as a result of the video 25 The writer identifies additional information to share to help promote a paradigm shift.
25 At a minimum, 2 appropriate references are used to support the writing and are listed according to APA 6th ed. formatting style. Citations are included in the body of the paper to show how and where the references are used. 10 Writing structure is clear and follows spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation rules. 10 Writing assignment meets the minimum 750-word count requirement. 5 Total of 100