The great Harvey Milk spoke of the dangers of homosexuals remaining invisible in society and I think that applies to the past as much as the present. (Indeed, I think many people are unaware or have forgotten just how pivotal a role Milk himself played in global gay and lesbian history).
For me, being part of the LGBT community isn’t just about identifying with the ‘here and now’. It’s also about feeling a connection with our history – whether that’s the men with the pink triangles in the Nazi death camps or the lesbians who abseiled from the gallery in Britain’s Parliament to protest Section 28.
It’s about major events and others that may, on the face of it, seem small and insignificant. But they all add up and they all played their part in bringing us to where we are now.
In recognition of that my posts will be a mix of observations, personal experiences and opinions. Hopefully it will be pretty clear which is which but, either way, it will all be a bit one-sided!
That being the case, I very much welcome input from others. Your opinion or your experience – it all helps add to the picture I’m trying to paint.
You can see from the side bar what kinds of things I’ll be posting on. But please don’t see that list as set in concrete, I’m sure other areas will be added as they come to my attention.
I’m also hoping to add a more interactive function as the site develops. So watch this space! In the meantime, I hope you like what you find here and will feel happy to put in your own comments.
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