Straights for gay rights
This is a personal observation, but I can assure you that it is so commonplace that it could never be original. Gay-bashing poses a serious danger to any male, and lesbian-bashing is a danger to any female. Having been threatened with gay-bashing, I came to the recognition (after getting out of the immediate danger of serious injury or death) that the problem was not that the hater thought that I was homosexual and was not able to convince him that I wasn't, but instead that he thought it morally acceptable to beat anyone that he 'thought' gay. I decided that whatever I could do to make such beatings unacceptable even to political and religious conservatives, I would so do.
Whatever would put homosexuality into the mainstream of American life, basically giving gays and lesbians the same rights (including same-sex marriage) would make the world safer for everyone. One has the choice of accepting homosexuality even if one considers it repulsive or absurd -- or putting us all at risk of brutal attacks by people with twisted expressions of morality.
- Indeed. Some people direct homophobia at straight or possibly gay friends as a means of avoiding a threat to their own sexuality, or demeaning the sexuality of others (confirming your own), a small dash of genuine male bonding stupidity. And then there are those who beat up gay guys they come across as though they encountered the man who had violated a little child. The abhorrent behavior of two men sucking each others dicks is as ghastly and outrageous and demeaning to all of society...as a pedophile is. The man who beats up a gay guy like this...is the man who would do the same to a pedophile. As they would do to someone who tortured one of their family members. It's difficult to imagine that 100 years ago in most of Europe...this would be a fairly standard position for most men. To be buggered by another man is as bad (actually worse) than pedophilia. They need to be taken care of. There are still acts of such violence in America, Canada, Europe, Australia etc. at a much much much higher level than anyone thinks. Most people think in Manhattan, the center of London, Barcelona, Sydney...that this kind of vicious violence is extremely rare. It is not. And outside the most cosmopolitain centers its whole lot more likely to happen. Then there is the endless harassment and different treatment, which can happen on a daily basis...that most people doubt ever really happens anymore...cause its a gay world now after all with a new Disney film with a gay character and Elton John and so much visible gay fabulousness. It is not. And a conservative man pummeling the hell out of a faggot isn't thinking about conservative public order or rights. He's teaching the faggot a lesson that they are wrong to choose to be faggots and show off their fagottry and bring their faggoty ass into their neighborhood. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:00, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
1972 Gay Rights Platform
I have seen that some ultraconservative sites, such as Scott Lively's ministry, mention this supposed platform to roar against the "gay agenda". Does anyone know the history behind this document? Its content is quite radical, especially the last points.
- If I gave them the benefit of doubt, I would hope they mean there is no minimum age for LGTB sex just like for hetero-sex in many countries...but the cut off age restriction would still apply (adult with young-adult). However they say "all laws" which gives me the idea they mean...anything goes. Which is disturbing. It's hard to guess the relevance of this document , how important it is, who takes it seriously other than a few religious nutters. ShabiDOO 21:10, 23 October 2018 (UTC)