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It’s all over for homophobia

It’s all over for homophobia.
“When gay-bashing is the preserve of mealy-mouthed euphemism, its death knell has sounded,” says Zoe Williams. We can but hope. See this earlier story for further details.



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4 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Nathalie


    Well, it’s a start but since I got subjected to massive anti-one sex marriage propaganda last Saturday (Rome is littered with posters on the subject from Alleanza Nazionale), I am far from being that optimistic…

  2. #2 posted by John


    Ah yes, Catholic dogma on the march again…. The Pope also made some proclamation this week that same-sex marriage can’t ever be considered right by the Catholic church. Oh the irony of a celibate man telling people what to do with their sex lives.

    The story about schoolkids is more encouraging because studies demonstrate that homophobia is a learned behaviour. Small children aren’t homophobic, they learn that from parents and people older than themselves. This is one way of changing that.

  3. #3 posted by Nathalie


    Ironic because the leaders of the Alleanza that lead the campaing are far from being examples of their own so-called socially acceptable behaviour.
    Ironic also because of the rumours of attraction (or more) between Benedetto and his secretary (completely understandable, the chap is quite a sight) – or maybe that is what is behind so much fire and brimstone on the part of the pope ?

    And, on another unrelated note, happy belated birthday (hint from Eddie Campbell).

  4. #4 posted by John


    Regarding the Pope’s attractions, some of the claims in this article were quite surprising:


    Or maybe not, since it’s well known but rarely acknowledged that a large proportion of men in European seminaries studying to be priests are gay. The all-male atmosphere is presumably attractive and the Catholic church has all that drama and dressing-up to enjoy.

    And thanks for the birthday wishes!






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