Gaining the right to be married is a win for liberty because it removes a barrier to free association. But how easily a movement for more freedom turns to the cause of taking away other freedoms!
Following the Supreme Court decision mandating legal same-sex marriage nationwide, the New York Timestells us that, “gay rights leaders have turned their sights to what they see as the next big battle: obtaining federal, state and local legal protections in employment, housing, commerce and other arenas.”
In other words, the state will erect new barriers to freedom of choice in place of the old ones that just came down!
To make the case against such laws, it ought to be enough to refer to the freedom to associate and the freedom to use your property as you see fit. These are fundamental principles of liberalism. A free society permits anything peaceful, and that…
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In this series we look at various heroes and advocates of the LGBTQIA family.
In this article we focus of Transgender female, Christine Jorgensen.
Christine Jorgensen was one of the first American trans women to be open and widely known in America for having sex reassignment surgery. She grew up in New York and shortly after high school was drafted in the U.S army for World War II. After the war and attending several schools, learning about transitioning surgery she travelled to Copenhagen to undergo a series of operations beginning in 1951.
On her return to America Christine became front page news in New York Daily news.
She felt overwhelmed with headlines such as “Bronx boy becomes a girl” and “Ex – GI becomes blond beauty”, as you can imagine.
However she became a big hit in America, becoming an advocate for transgender persons, being visible working as an…
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One the biggest regrets of my life is that I never sat down with my Mother and told her that I’m gay. I chose, instead, the easy option of writing to her and telling her that her oldest son was a homosexual.
Facing Mum for the first time, after writing that letter, I was very nervous as I travelled to where she lived. I hesitated several times before walking up to the front door, ringing the doorbell, and announcing my arrival. What a shock I got when she came towards me with open arms and, as she gave me one of her wonderful hugs, hearing her whisper the words “I always knew you were gay, I don’t know why it took you so long to tell me.”
Me and mum. Taken sometime in the 1980s, just after I had told her I was gay.
Not all my family were like…
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1 October 1867– 4 June 1950
Place of birth: Germany.
George Cecile Ives was one of Britain’s first gay activists, living in a time were he was in danger of imprisonment for up to two years hard labour for his sexuality.
Ives formed a secret society for gay men calledThe Order of Chaeronea, named after the battle site were a army of gay lovers were slaughted.
He was educated in his younger days at home, then later at Cambridge. Roughly at the time he began Cambridge he also began collecting scrap books full of newspaper cutting, on a range of subjects that fascinated him the most, from cricket through to murder, punishments, theories of crime, the psychology of gender and sexuality. He also showed an avid interest in male transvestism. This was the beginning of a lifetime of fascistion with sexual and genderpsychology.
Ives believed that homosexuality would never…
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“I am sorry I am not going out with you because you are gay!”
There I said it!
By now you are calling me homophobic and on the phone for the lynch mob……….. only I was using it to make a point!
Perhaps you felt hurt, perhaps betrayed and maybe you felt as though you have come across one of those homophobes you meet all the time on social media.
One sent me a lovely DM, once to a private account, it read
There is a special place in hell for you!
As Dustin Lance Black pointed out once “They are few in number but deep in pockets” or words to that effect.
They are simply a…
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