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Movies with LGBTQ Themes

Movies with LGBTQ Themes

After completing a character analysis on a movie that had an LGBTQ theme…I started to wonder how many mainstream  movies have been released within this topic. I figured there would be quite a few considering my instructor for my class had listed around 15 movies that we could choose from for our paper. After looking at a list of movies that Advocate.com had provided, I noticed that I have seen several of these movies and/or some that I never even…

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What is PrEP and PEP?

What is PrEP and PEP?

I recently sat through a workshop on PREP and PEP. Before this workshop I had no idea what these two acronyms even meant. PrEP is short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and PEP is short for Post Exposure Prophylaxis. So what are these medications about and why use it? Well the easiest way to think about these two medications is to think about PrEP as “birth control for women” and PEP as Plan-B (aka “the morning after” pill). Why should someone use…

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National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

Everyday there is some type of celebration day. Every year on October 11th, the LGBT Community celebrates National Coming Out Day (NCOD). The community celebrates with local discussions, parties, parades, and even with a simple table that offers information about the local LGBT Community. So how did this day even become a day to be recognized? National Coming Out day was created by Rob Eichberg and Jean O’Leary in 1988 (Human Rights Campaign, 2016) just one year after the Second…

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Same-Sex Parenting

Same-Sex Parenting

**Disclaimer: Names in this posting have been changed to protect the family’s privacy The other day while catching up with a social work friend, she was asking me how my classes were going. I told her that I was enjoying my classes, especially my LGBT class. I explained the macro project that I was working on and asked her about various topics I may address on this particular macro blog project. I mentioned that one of the topics I was…

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“Here is Your Pink Slip, Sir”

“Here is Your Pink Slip, Sir”

Have you seen the movie, Philadelphia which stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, that came out in 1993? Philadelphia, was one of the first movies to address the AIDS epidemic, and won two Academy Awards. The story is set roughly in the year 1987, and is about Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) getting fired from his job after his employer found out that he was gay and had AIDS.  Mr. Beckett decides to sue for wrongful termination. As he calls different…

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Bringing back a blog posting from 2010.

Bringing back a blog posting from 2010.

Since I had to completely recreate my website due to an error between a database and WordPress, I lost all of the content that I had posted over the past 5 years. I was completely sick to my stomach when my husband told me that he wasn’t able to bring back the old website, and if he downloaded the newest version of WordPress I would lose everything. If nothing was done, then amyrschumaker.com would have no access to anyone (even…

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LGBTQ: Sexual & Gender Diversities Class – Macro Project

LGBTQ: Sexual & Gender Diversities Class – Macro Project

Intro to Macro Project: September 12th, 9pm eastern standard time… I created this blog as part of a macro project for The LGBTQ Experience: Sexual & Gender Diversities Class that I am taking at University of Connecticut – School of Social Work. Students had several options on what one could do for their project. One could write a research paper exploring the histories of various important times in the LGBT world, others could keep a journal, etc. The option that…

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Computer Error – I Lost Everything

Computer Error – I Lost Everything

I have not accessed my amyrschumaker.com website in quite some time. With school and the other things in life, I just have not had time to sit down and do a weekly or even monthly posting. Just this past week though, I attempted to access my website and all I came up with was a plain white screen. I refreshed and Firefox pretty much laughed at me. So I made attempts on Internet Explorer, Safari, and even my web browser…

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