Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Repost: Once Upon A Time When Homophobia Was Less Subtle

Editor's note - In light of all of the nonsense going on with school districts attempting to censor books dealing with sexuality and gender, it's important to realize what it's all about. Those behind these actions may claim they are attempting to protect the children, but that's what they always say .It's their eternal mantra. 

The post below was published last year, but it is still relevant. Nursed in the mind of every liar attempting to render LGBTQ people invisible because of  'the children'  are hysterically bad notions about LGBTQ lives. Even if they don't publicly admit it. Also, while these images may seem comical, it's important to remember the present day damage done by those who believe them to be fact.

 . . . I thought I would take a jaunt through the history of homophobic images via a publication I have used on many occasions.

Homosexuality: Legitimate, Alternate Deathstyle was created and published in the mid 1980s by a man named Dick Hafer. As you can see below, it spotlit all of the anti-LGBTQ stereotypes of the day and presented them as facts. And as you can also see by the second image, several noted public figures at the time (including a Congressman who died this year), endorsed it as fact. There really is no need to refute this booklet because it basically refutes itself.  But it's important for that things like it be remembered for two reason:

1. It is a wonderful, albeit nauseatingly foul, historical resource on homophobia in the United States.

2. If you took a look at the images, you would see that the religious right/anti-LGBTQ industry are saying pretty much the same things about our community as this book, but with more subtlety and less shock.  It's not that hard to go from "homosexuality is a dangerous lifestyle" to "Christians need religious liberty to protect their rights from the homosexual agenda."

(Click on the images to make them larger)

Finally,  my favorite image from this book:

Editor's note - I own a copy of  Deathstyle  but you can here and here to see excerpts from it.

'Gay-Straight Alliance wins equal rights after judge's injunction' & other Wed midday news briefs

Gay-Straight Alliance Wins Equal Rights After Judge’s Injunction - Excellent way to sail into the new year. 

Two California teachers were secretly recorded speaking about LGBTQ student outreach. Now they’re fighting for their jobs - But with the good in one area comes the bad in another. The struggle continues.

As a Bucks County school district removes LGBTQ books from libraries, families and faculty fear for civil rights - A wonderful story which shows how LGBTQ children are endangered by this hysteria. A trans child was kicked out of his home because of this nonsense. 

Mom heartbroken by daughter’s suicide blames transphobic Republicans & health insurers - The jerks who helped to cause this don't care. But WE care. 

The most notable LGBTQ films and TV shows of 2021 - What do y'all think? I'm still waiting for a gay version of 'Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold.'