The lecture is part of Minor’s Fairness Project. The goal of the project is to inform people about issues such as gender, sexuality, activism and racism.
The lecture began with a clips of the sitcom, Friends, which portrayed homophobia, which Minor says is ingrained in our society.
Robert Minor: You know, homophobia for men has a real cultural purpose, it’s a part of the culture’s design and part of that is because we are a warrior culture.
Charles McVey: I guess that I always assumes that homophobia was rooted in hatred toward gay people but I think that his (Minor’s) explanation how he think it comes from gender roles is very interesting.
Dominic Klumpe: I thought it (homophobia) to be a pretty black and white thing. I really didn’t expect such as large gray area and that it can impact so many thing in our culture.
Ali Free: There was something that he said that really hit home for me. We are a culture that, you know, gives men awards for killing another man but kill them for loving another man.
This is Rebekka Schlichting reporting for Love in College.