After my marriage fell apart, I fell into the company of those on Oxford Street. In no small way, that community saved me. I was no longer weird, I was somebody.
Yesterday, the government rebadged Safe Schools, the key issue now being “tolerance”. Unfortunately, there’s an astronomical difference between “tolerance” and “acceptance”.
For gay men represented in the discussion in 2017, it would be easy to see themselves as an inhumane problem to be solved, an antagonist, an object to placate. It’s time to change the narrative.
For all that might (and has) been said about the WBC’s late Fred Phelps, calling him a gay rights activist probably isn’t on the list, although Troy Maguire begs to differ.
To Richard Jackson, Ian Thorpe’s coming out has massive implications not only for acceptance of homosexuality in Australian sports and media but also gay marriage.
Richard Jackson joins TBS in the first of an ongoing regular fortnightly feature of the best LongReads going around on the interwebs…