In this module we explore how sexual identity impacts the nature of friendship for all of us. With the legalization of gay marriages and rise of alternative unions as well as the socio-cultural prevalence of much wider acceptance of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer identity definitions in society we are witnessing expanded definitions beliefs and values regarding sexual self-identity and the dynamics of friendship.
Philosopher Michael Foucault argues that we have an opportunity to expand our understanding of friendship beyond the state of the current realm where our connections remain quite limited: Society and the institutions which frame it have limited the possibility of relationships (to marriage) because a rich relational world would be very complex to manage (p. 207).
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