Homosexual Rights and Cultural Obstacles 5

The combat for homosexual rights sadly additionally stumbled over sure cultural obstacles. I can write an article on the macho tradition of earlier generations to indicate how being homosexual was equated with being female and therefor rejected for that cause. But I’ve one other cultural impediment in thoughts. For a lot of homosexual individuals the so-called homosexual tradition is a a lot bigger impediment. Many homosexual individuals and the dad and mom of homosexual teenagers are sometimes antipathetic in the direction of the so-called homosexual tradition. This homosexual tradition I’m referring to consists of:

  1. A secretive tradition with symbols and codes
  2. A sexual tradition with poppers, camp, baths, backrooms, and Polari
  3. A classification tradition with bears, twinks, twunks, dikes and femmes
  4. A festive tradition with prides, parades, costumes, bikes, flags and wigs
  5. A spiritual tradition with radical faeries

On the one hand this tradition relies on stereotypes that do not symbolize nearly all of homosexual individuals, however alternatively many homosexual individuals, particularly the loud a part of the inhabitants, promote this tradition because the “solely true” homosexual tradition. Analysis confirmed that homophobia grew to become stronger in cities that began with prides and parades. That does not imply that I’m detrimental in the direction of prides and parades, I am merely stating a truth. To some extent the so-called homosexual tradition turns into a stumbling block in the way in which of homosexual rights. Many straight individuals wrongly see the prides and parades for example of the militancy of homosexual neighborhood. They’re detrimental in the direction of this portrayed tradition and never essentially in the direction of, for instance, same-sex marriage. In the identical sense homophobes use this homosexual tradition for example of how promiscuous, immoral, and harmful the homosexual neighborhood is.

I do know many straight individuals who accepted their homosexual kids after they realised that their kid’s sexual orientation doesn’t indicate promiscuous, bizarre, or queer habits. For them the issue didn’t lay with their children being interested in the same-sex and even having a relationship with a same-sex associate; their drawback laid with this stereotypical portrayal of the homosexual tradition. The second some dad and mom realise that their child’s character, morals, and habits stayed the identical; they discover it simpler to look previous their kid’s sexual orientation.

It ought to therefor be clear that the so-called and stereotypical “homosexual tradition” is usually a giant impediment within the combat for the rights of the homosexual neighborhood. Proper or fallacious, many straight persons are extra inclined to just accept homosexuality with out the parade, that with the parade.

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