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heteronormativity

The assumption that sex => gender => sexuality.

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heterosexism

Is used to describe discrimination on the basis of sexuality, rather than homophobia

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heterosexual imaginary

The image or representation of reality which masks the historical and material conditions of life.

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sexology

Sexology was the medical study and treatment of sexual attitudes and practices, especially “perverse” ones.

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sexuality scripts

Sexuality has not been constructed in a unified manner and different scripts have been developed for different groups of people.

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Stonewall Riots

Riots which took place when police tried to raid a bar and harass gay customers. It was the catalyst for the gay rights movement.

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Thinking Straight

Occurs when individuals begin to perform according to the scripts of heterosexual imaginary. It involves engaging in binary thinking and complying with prevailing meanings/messages about heterosexuality.