Category: gay history

Different from the Others, the Beginning

Different from the Others, the Beginning:

“Respected ladies and gentlemen take heed. The time will come when such tragedies will be no more. For knowledge will conquer prejudice, truth will conquer lies, and love will triumph over hatred.”
– Different from the Others

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Far-Right Elected into Historic Queer Organiza…

Far-Right Elected into Historic Queer Organization:

“We’ll make her understand clearly that she’s in the wrong place and she lacks the expertise. With her pseudoscientific theses, she is unqualified for this office. We will see that we continue to support the purpose of the foundation and concentrate less on provocation.”

-Axel Hochrein

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‘Argentina, with its first-class LGBTQ+ rights…

‘Argentina, with its first-class LGBTQ+ rights and its failure to legalise abortion, proves an uncomfortable theory about progress’:

I’m not claiming that Argentina is perfect – there is still discrimination, hate and fear, just like anywhere. But when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights, it has a pretty solid track record.

So what has gone so wrong with abortion rights? Today politicians in Argentina voted to keep abortion illegal – compromising the rights of women, non-binary people and trans men, many of whom at some point in their life might need an abortion. It’s a sad day – and particularly disappointing because it shows that just because a country may be progressive in some ways, that doesn’t necessarily translate across the field – these things are rarely black and white.

It’s a reminder to us all that we should never look at a country and make judgements about policies in one area, then transfer this to all. As mentioned earlier, the US and European countries are often the first to point to how “progressive” many of their policies are – and look down on other countries that they regard as being less so. But just like Argentina really needs to work on its abortion rights, the USA really needs to sort out its racism, Denmark needs to stop being Islamophobic, the UK needs to get its act together when it comes to disabled rights, to give just a few examples – and all of these places could look to Argentina and learn how to treat LGBTQ+ people much better.