Homophobia, still?

Homophobia impacts upon us all, all of us – not just the LGBTI community, it diminishes our humanity and it is everywhere, wake up!

So I woke this morning to a received video on a private message via Facebook, the content of which was several supposed homosexual males being hung in what the video reported to be Israel. This video came with a comment from the sender “faggots, not just for burning, haha”..

This person is westernized and educated, which bothers the fuck out of me. Obviously an argument ensued and apart from it resulting in my being blocked and ‘unfriended’ (shudders) it has provoked my┬áreading some news and articles from the last year or so on homophobia in order to argue more functionally with him, part of this is what I intend to share today..

There are two terms in-particular that I came across and feel people should be aware of, ‘corrective rape’ and ‘reparative therapy’.

Corrective rape is simply one of the most horrific phrases I have heard in recent times, it centers around the idea that it ought be possible to retrain a lesbian to be straight by forcedly exposing her to heterosexual acts, essentially raping her straight.. This would be almost laughable if it were not actually going on, it begs the question what skewed morality, what kind of barbaric mind dreams these sorts ideas into existence?

Reparative therapy or conversion therapy is the psuedoscientific process by which a person can ‘pray the gay away’, the intended aim to change sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual, usually (it seems) to make ones religious parents or friends happy. It appears to do nothing short of make the person who receives the treatment do nothing less than guilt-bury their desires, causing so many issues for the ‘patient’ as they are called.. My gut tells me this can teach naught but how to lie effectively and ruin ones own sense of self..

Just take into account that homosexuality was stricken from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1973, so why is it permitted to be treated as a disorder in 2015?

I’m not going to go any further into this yet, these are simply happenings I think the general populous ought be cognizant of.

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