Hamer, D. (February 20, 2014). An open Letter on Homosexuality to My Fellow Scientist in Uganda. The New York Times. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/an-open-letter-on-homosexuality-to-my-fellow-ugandan-scientists/ The article reports how President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is against same sex Marriage. The president signed a law that illegalizes same sex relationship. The president does this at a time when scientists affirm the relationship between specifically genetic regions and male sex orientation. There is no sole gene answerable for homosexuality. The behavior occurs just like other traits such as skin color and skin color. The trait comes, as a result, of the interaction of several genes. Every society has chances of having a proportion of homosexuals. It is good to understand that the behavior is not an infection; it’s a way of conveying one’s feeling. The source is appropriate for the research on the place of homosexuals in the society. It provides detailed information of what the society perceives about homosexuality. The author explains the biological fact about the phenomenon. The source describes an action taken by an African government to discourage homosexuality. It also gives first-hand information.Lowder, B. (March 24, 2014). Why Homosexuality is not a Bad Word. The New York Times. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/03/24/The_decline_of_Homosexual_why_the_New_York_times_Story_is_wrong.html The article points out how the society has failed by stigmatizing the word ‘Homosexuality’ falsely. Lowder states his disappointment of the way many people characterize the act. He declares his state as a homosexual. He provides first-hand information of what the homosexuals feel when they are dehumanized because of the act. Lowder mentions people like Rush Limbaugh, who are against homosexuality. He calls for a society to accept the minority group of homosexuals. The writer outlines different views of people including supporters and those against homosexuality. The source is appropriate to the theme of study. It contains the key facts on homosexuality. The author is a homosexual. He confesses his position on homosexuality and asks the society to accept the group of people. The detail that the author is also a homosexual is useful in getting original information on the plight of homosexuals.Top of FormBoswell, J. (2009). Christianity, Social tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian era to the Fourteenth century. Chicago, CA: the University of Chicago Press. Boswell explains homosexuality as a social science. The author explains homosexuality in terms of religion as well as how the society receives it. Though Christianity condemns homosexuality, which never used to the case back in history. The criticism of homosexuality as far as religion is concerned only came up in the modern world. The act is intolerable in the Christian society as the Bible teachings are against it. Boswells has the skill of writing about sex with genuine wit. The criticism of homosexuality has become an attitude dominant in the Christian society. Anybody associated with homosexuality is considered an outcast. The author recommends that homosexuality should be good as one of the social affairs. The book is useful in this research as it contains important findings of homosexuality. Boswell as a social scientist enables people to understand that homosexuality is a social concern. The book is useful in explaining how to tolerate homosexuals. It gives the basis of accepting the act as arising from personal right to feelings.Williams, C. (2010). Roman Homosexuality. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. The book provides a good understanding of sexuality in a broad perspective. It compares different types of sexuality. Some of the types of sexuality covered are bisexuality, heterosexuality, and homosexuality. Williams explains the development of sexuality in human beings. He identifies the feeling of homosexuals as arising just like the normal sexuality. Homosexuals are compelled by the desire despite bad societal perception about them. They lack the freedom to practice their sexual desire. Williams views it as subjecting the group of people to humiliation when they are not allowed to express their sexual feelings. The book is relevant to the research. It provides a deep understanding of sexuality. Apart from homosexuality, the book explains important facts about sexuality that can be used to explain the phenomenon. When collecting data, professionalism should be practiced when dealing with homosexuals. The book enables researchers in homosexuality to handle the people with care not to discriminate them. It gives the expertise of doing research on the topic.Top of FormReed, C. (2011). Art and homosexuality: A history of ideas. New York: Oxford University Press.Bottom of Form Reed identifies another field related to homosexuality. An individual who does arts easy associates with homosexuality. However, the author notes that the relationship between homosexuality and art has not been exhaustively explored. The humanity has gone to the level of associating certain practices with homosexuality. Homosexuality and art have been intertwined. The book also analyses homosexuality as an intervention of modern western culture. The attitudes of the use of the term homosexuality and art are connected with the social occurrences that transformed the western culture. The developments observed in sexuality are, as a result, of the intervention of the western culture.The book is resourceful in understanding the origin of homosexuality in accordance with several cultures such as the western culture. It enables the research to be comprehensive as it identifies the key areas to be emphasized. Furthermore, the book outlines the current social trends as far as sexuality is concerned.Peters, J. (March 21, 2014). The Decline and fall of the ‘H’ Word. The New York Times. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/fashion/gays-lesbians-the-term-homosexual.html?_r=0 The writer describes how the society perceives the homosexuality. The word sounds inoffensive to many years while it is too ambiguous that other people cannot afford to mention it. The article points out the voice of some elites in the plight for acceptance of homosexuality. Such groups include the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. It also reveals scholarly views on the act. Lakoff, a reasonable researcher at the California University says that those against homosexuality are deviant. The article helps researchers to understand the environment of homosexuality. It collects views from different sources including scholars and activists. The facts from the article are useful in the key issues of homosexuality. It also identifies various aspects of the act that can be used to establish the existing gap that researchers should study.Top of FormHabib, S. (2010). Islam and homosexuality. Santa Barbara, US: Praeger. Islam has strict doctrines that it values. Sex is a sacred activity that should be respected. The religion condemns sexual immorality. Religion has doctrines that set in the ancient times. It is difficult to initiate modern trends into the religion. Islam seems to be a rigid religion that is not able to compromise on their doctrines. Homosexuality is characterized with modern trends as well as the western culture. For the Islamic society to accept homosexuality, it would cost them to contradict its teachings on sexuality. The religion values sexual relationship as instituted by God thus, needs respect.The book is resourceful in finding out the position of religion on homosexuality. The religion is the custodian of morality. It controls the behaviors of many people. People look at the position of the religion on key issues in order to make critical decisions. The book enables researchers to understand the source of criticism of homosexuality as originating from doctrines of the different religion.Press Association. (March 29, 2014). Britain’s first same-sex marriages take places as PM speaks of powerful message. The Guardian. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/29/gay-couples-wed-same-sex-marriage The article reports a current trend in sexuality as Britain government decides to legalize same-sex marriage. David Cameron announced the message that England had allowed the first same-sex marriage. The prime minister stated the law should not prevent people from making love. He affirmed that the law that does that should change. The article suggests that the society should accept modern trends in all perspective, in this case, sexual relationship. The act is one’s choice and should not be confused with immorality. Everyone has the right to make moral choices. The article is beneficial in the research. It describes the current trends taken by governments on the controversial issue of homosexuality. It gives the direction taken by the modern society in appreciating homosexuality. The article also outlines the facts that support the act. It provides examples of famous people who are homosexuals.Top of FormSiker, J. S. (2007). Homosexuality and religion: An encyclopedia. Westport: Greenwood Press. The book upholds religion as the custodian of morality. People affiliated to the religion. Religion plays a major role in helping people to make critical life decisions. It guides moral decisions that people make in life. Religion explains that the sexual relationship is a sacred affair and should be handled with respect. With strong doctrines of the different religion, it is difficult to accept new trends of sexuality. Religion uses ancient traditions as its doctrines. It has very limited room for making changes that come, as a result, of modernization. The author suggests that the religion should not be too rigid to make important changes. The book is resourceful in studying the position of religion in homosexuality. It is useful in founding out the origin of criticism of homosexuality as arising from different religious views. Studying religion in relation to homosexuality enables researchers to understand the source of criticism of the act. The book is very relevant to the topic of study.Wihbey, J. (May 15, 2012). Religious Beliefs, Contact with Gays and Lesbians and Opinions on same-sex Marriage. Journalist’s Resource. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/culture/cross-pressures-religion-contact-gays-lesbians-impact-same-sex-marriage-opinion The article affirms that religions mainly oppose homosexuality. It explains that associating with homosexuals can make be influenced into the practice. Interaction is a major factor that can contribute to the spread of homosexuality. Religion contradicts itself when it teaches equality but mentioning that interactions promote homosexuality. The article compares the effect of close personal contact and support for the ban. The article mentions that having a close relationship with a homosexual person increases the likelihood of supporting same-sex marriage. In as much as religion discourages homosexuality, social interactions fight back a more counteractive effect against the criticism. Interacting with a group of people makes one be convinced to appreciate them. The article gives important statistics useful in the research. It measures the effect created by different voice, those for and those against the sexuality. It describes how homosexuality is spread through social interactions. The findings outlined in the article justify that the society has no option but to appreciate homosexuality.
Boswell, J. (2009). Christianity, social tolerance, and homosexuality: Gay people in Western Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the fourteenth century. Chicago, CA: University of Chicago Press.
Williams, C. (2010). Roman Homosexuality. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Reed, C. (2011). Art and homosexuality: A history of ideas. New York: Oxford University Press.
Habib, S. (2010). Islam and homosexuality. Santa Barbara, US: Praeger.
Siker, S. (2007). Homosexuality and religion: An encyclopedia. Westport: Greenwood Press.
Wihbey, J. (May 15, 2012). Religious beliefs, contact with gays and lesbians and opinions on same-sex marriage. Journalist’s Resource. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/culture/cross-pressures-religion-contact-gays-lesbians-impact-same-sex-marriage-opinion
Hamer, D. (February 20, 2014). An open Letter on Homosexuality to My Associates Scientist in Uganda. The New York Times. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/20/an-open-letter-on-homosexuality-to-my-fellow-ugandan-scientists/
Peters, J. (March 21, 2014). The Decline and fall of the ‘H’ Word. The New York Times. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/fashion/gays-lesbians-the-term-homosexual.html?_r=0
Lowder, B. (March 24, 2014). Why Homosexuality is not a Bad Word. The New York Times. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/03/24/the_decline_of_homosexual_why_the_new_york_times_story_is_wrong.html
Press Association. (March 29, 2014). Britain’s first same-sex marriages take places as PM speaks of powerful message. The Guardian. Retrieved on June 1, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/29/gay-couples-wed-same-sex-marriage