Tag Archives: homophobia

Understanding ‘Beards and blokes’

Over on the Sydney Morning Herald, Elizabeth Farrelly has written a diatribe about beards and manliness, called Beards and Blokes: our entitlement generation. I’m not sure who Elizabeth Farrelly is, but I’m fairly certain she’s someone I wouldn’t find many things in common with. I certainly wouldn’t condescend to let her touch my beard (not that… Read More »

Racing to the bottom

Some weeks, it seems that conservatives around the world are engaged in a race to the bottom. Continuing their blitzkrieg on homosexuality, the Russian government isn’t just interested in banning any mention of the word gay, they’re also banning openly gay people too – including tourists. Given Russia has managed to elevate itself to “Sh*t Hole… Read More »

Equality for … bigots?

In Homosexuality is natural. Fine. But what if homophobia is too?, Sean Thomas writes: [I]t is at least arguable that homophobia is unconscious – and inherited. … If we’re going to extend equal right to homosexuals, because homosexuality is perfectly natural, we also need to extend equal rights to homophobes, for exactly the same reason. telegraph.co.uk,… Read More »

Dear Homophobe

Dear Homophobe, You know all those times at school when you called another student “faggot” and pushed him around? The reason he didn’t come back in year 11 was because he committed suicide, but since you were a heavy influencer of his emotional state, we’ll call it manslaughter and say you’re complicit in it. You… Read More »

3 Seconds

You hear people half jokingly talking about “gaydar” from time to time. That seemingly uncanny ability at times for gay men to be able to detect whether someone else, usually closeted, is gay or not. Sometimes it’s unerringly accurate and sometimes it’s just a bit of wishful thinking. As you get older, and younger generations… Read More »

What they say / what I hear

There are four really common rebuttals to homosexuality touted by various religions, and given that not only are homophobic men are very likely to be aroused by homosexual behaviour, but homophobic rebuttals tend to have minimal to no logic in them, I thought it worthwhile running through those four arguments – what they say, and what… Read More »

Methinks he doth protest too much

I’d heard about this study ages ago, and at the time it just seemed deliciously ironic. However, the last 15 years has well and truly proved to me that there’s a strong element of truth to it, too. After all, we’ve all heard about: Ex-gay groups headed by gay men who supposedly overcome their desires,… Read More »

You have to take the rough with the smooth

In “Gay report shelved, say beyondblue ex-staff” (The Age, 30 September 2011), ex Beyond Blue staff talk of a report that was done into the mental health issues of the GBLTI community, which was subsequently shelved for around six months before finally being released without any media announcements. The statements are fairly damning: Australia’s depression… Read More »