Gay Parenting 101: Coming Out Isn't Talking Dirty - Mo's Journal
Gay Parenting 101: Coming Out Isn't Talking Dirty|
A very good, very solid point. Oddly enough, my brother (who is Caucasian) was accused of "flaunting" his relationship with his wife (who is Asian) by holding hands. The same Neener-Neener reasoning applies, I suspect.
|Date:||November 24th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)|| |
Very interesting. What does your brother and/or his wife say when that happens?
My brother is very a non-confrontational person, and doesn't say anything. My sister-in-law is more direct - last time this happened, she loudly asked "Do you have a problem with me?" and the aggressive person backed off (it was at a professional function).
They have worse problems when they go to China - they don't touch in public because people will assume she's his prostitute. Now that they have a child, this is less of an issue, apparently.
|Date:||November 25th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)|| |
I think you've put your finger on it, the attitude does seem to me very like the ones against miscegenation (and even in the UK I remember when I was growing up there was a large feeling about "different races" showing public affection, or talking about "mixed race" families, being wrong). Perhaps it should be pointed out to the N-Ns that the attitude is "Gay is the new Black", they would probably be horrified if someone suggested that they were racist but they think it's fine to react the same way to gays...
|Date:||November 25th, 2006 10:57 pm (UTC)|| |
Homophobic people tend to get very angry at the suggestion that discrimination against gay people has anything in common with racial discrimination. Even when the exact same words were used to justify things like the anti-miscegenation laws and the armed forces discrimination that are now used to deny lesbians and gay men equal rights to marriage and equal access to military careers.