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Should LGBT Campaigning Use The Narrative That LGBT People Are 'Born This Way'?
The LGBT rights movement campaign should use the narrative that queer individuals were "born that way".
The "born this way" narrative appeals to individuals and groups who might otherwise be skeptical of, or hostile to, LGBT rights.
The 'born this way' narrative discourages abusive behaviour towards LGBT people.
that there may be
some biological basis
for sexual orientation.
'Born this way' is the most effective narrative to campaign on.
Saying you're born this way helps further the point that being gay isn't a choice.
'Born this way' is too simplistic and it is incorrect to campaign as though sexuality (and by extension, gender) are inherent, and often binary concepts, rather than social constructs.
"Born this way" forces LGBT individuals to justify their humanity by appealing to "nature", rather than their human dignity or the intrinsic worthiness of their choices.
Most LGBT people are not simply 'born this way'.
Using the phrase 'born this way' may not be the best way to engage people with the LGBT movement.
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