Australian culture is becoming increasingly queer friendly, but sometimes progress doesn’t feel fast enough.
Explains the terms bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, gender fluidity/gender diversity, cisgender, sexual fluidity, pansexual, heterosexism, and transphobia.
‘It’s important to acknowledge that respect and understanding of the LGBTQIA community involves continuous learning,’ says Lily Edelstein.
You mean our re-education will go on forever? Progress never rests.
Apparently thousands of years of cultural evolution weren’t sufficient. Or were they? Here’s a prominent Italian historian claiming that the fall of the Roman Empire was caused by ‘contagion of homosexuality and effeminacy’, that made it easy pickings for barbarian hordes. Naturally his remarks prompted angry calls for his resignation, with critics saying his comments were homophobic, offensive and unbecoming of his position. Our civilization is not in danger of falling to barbarian hordes any time soon, is it?