Lesson 8: Sexual Orientation

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Because of deep-seated notions of male and female roles and norms in mainstream US and African society, sexual orientation and homophobia are controversial topics. This controversy often stems from ignorance and fear.  Unfortunately, this ignorance and fear greatly perpetuates the spread of HIV/AIDS.  The students in the “Why Us?” project all identified as heterosexual however, they had more questions and discussions about homosexuality than any other topic.  The video module, “Sexual Orientation,” allows you to see how the students in the “Why Us?” project grappled with notions of sexual orientation.  They examined how public and group perceptions of sexual orientation have contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS.  More importantly, the video module shows how negative connotations can be deconstructed and constructed into positive and affirming beliefs.

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