Being gay isn’t anything to write home about


I see that a new museum has just opened in Darlinghurst in Sydney in a disused police station. Its focus is queer history and culture. Qtopia it’s called. Apparently some gay demonstrators were thrown into the cells at the very same police station in 1978. So it’s a bitter-sweet sweep of history which, no doubt, will find a place in Qtopia.

While I don’t live close-by and probably won’t visit the museum, the Prime Minister, the NSW Premier and the Lord Mayor of Sydney did. They were, among others of renown, reportedly treading the red carpet rolled out for the occasion.

In general, I am not sure about having history tagged with particular human characteristics. Apropos black history, gay history, transgender history, etc. I assume there’s women’s history? Do other sub-groups of humans have histories based around their anatomical, psychological or sexual particulars? Normally you think of history categorised in terms of nations or collections of nations, or peoples. Makes it manageable for one thing. I assume that queer history has a quite different time line in, say, Africa than in Europe, than in the countries in the Middle East. I mean being feted in Sydney in the twenty-first century while being thrown off tall buildings in Gaza. Exactly how does “Queers for Palestine” compute in the museum? Just thinking.

The removal of discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual preference was in my view an act of enlightenment inside Western civilisation. And not before time. However, while this enlightenment was belated, it stands in stark contrast with those cultures which apparently still see no wrong in persecuting gay people. Hopefully, the queer museum acknowledges the role of Christendom and Western civilisation in removing discrimination based on sexual preference; even if it had to be dragged there.

It’s a reaction to past discrimination and therefore understandable but the celebration of homosexuality seems a bridge too far. Reportedly in the museum there is memorial to those who died during the AIDS epidemic. Maybe its misprint. A memorial to those who developed new medicines or who provided care and comfort seems appropriate. But dying of AIDS and perhaps also contributing to the epidemic among women and among those given blood transfusions is perhaps not worthy of being memorialised. I don’t know?

In any event, there is a sharp difference between live-and-let-live and celebrating what the Catholic church calls “disordered” sexuality. Homosexual couplings are a dead end. We rightly celebrate marriage between a man and a woman because it is the wellspring of children and also offers the best formula for bringing good people into the world. “Gay marriages” are simply two people of the same sex cohabiting. Good luck to them but there is no marriage. It is society kidding itself. Living a lie; pretending the opposite of the truth.

It’s hard to get right. As I said before, persecution ending one day can lead to laudation the next. Both wrong. Two of my ex-colleagues were gay in my last fulltime job. My niece and her female partner are gay. They just got / get on with life. I had and have no experience of them wanting some special recognition for being gay. It’s probably just the lobbies at work. It’s the same with this awful antisemitism among Green – Left politicians. I bet some members of my church vote that way, they seems to believe in what the ABC tells them about global warming, however none of them are the least antisemitic.

Of course, the perpetually aggrieved, with axes to grind, find their way into positions of influence. Don’t want to be a party-pooper, but in my view it would be best for those paid by taxpayers like the Prime Minister and Premier to avoid giving them give them air by turning up to red-carpet openings of queer museums.


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hzhousewife
hzhousewife
February 24, 2024 9:34 pm

General Admission $15.00

Bazinga
Bazinga
February 24, 2024 10:40 pm

Gay is so passe.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
February 25, 2024 6:47 am

Another manifestation of poor taste. Being discretely and discerningly bisexual will attract no such displays, nor should it.

Damon
Damon
February 25, 2024 7:51 am

“Being gay isn’t anything to write home about”

No, but if they marry and live by their vows, it’s nothing to sneer at either.

Roger
Roger
February 25, 2024 9:10 am

…in my view it would be best for those paid by taxpayers like the Prime Minister and Premier to avoid giving them give them air by turning up to red-carpet openings of queer museums.

It would have been timely for them to visit the Jewish Museum in Darlinghurst with press in tow.

shatterzzz
February 25, 2024 10:21 am

General Admission $15.00

Bloody hell! .. I wouldn’t pay that to go in a”normal museum .. FFS!
Any mention of who owns/runz the, bloody, joint cos I’m guessin’ “ye olde plod shop” belonged to you & me but has been “gifted” to some pillow-biters operation to run .. at a profit …… FFS!

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 25, 2024 10:47 am

memorial to those who died during the AIDS epidemic.

You have to wonder if mention how lifestyle choices such as multiple partners and unsafe sex had an impact on how AIDS spread and was so devastating to the community.

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
February 25, 2024 10:56 am

Bourne

The prevalence of unprotected anal sex in the gay community was why AIDs spread so quickly. Anal sex (unprotected) has highest spread rate for AIDS. It is the reason why it didn’t spread in straights.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
February 25, 2024 12:42 pm

Bungonia, you’re kidding me.
I remember well the stoush of several years in Perth where the gays and lesbians fought hammer and tongs to keep the “bi’s” out of the Mardi Gras. Not only were they seen as not a genuine sexuality– ie just simply slut tourists- I think they foresaw that it was the start of “queers”, people who were not interested in equality, but rather, the groomets who wanted exceptionalism Nd access all areas.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
February 25, 2024 12:47 pm

And we know that there’s already a purple-haired primary school “HASS” teacher somewhere who has scheduled a class visit.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
February 25, 2024 1:35 pm

Hmmm
What is the suicide rate of these people.
Had a school classmate suicide in his 40s who had a male partner.
Whilst a teen a through his 20s – 30s partnered with females.
How much of this is being able to communicate with some one – that’s the attraction.
As Lizzie Bear wrote Function and purpose.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
February 25, 2024 2:37 pm

I trust our PM paid for his admission like he did for the Taylor gig.

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 25, 2024 3:11 pm

N K-P

You must be joking. A leftard pay his/her/xer own way? ROFLMAO.

Figures
Figures
February 26, 2024 10:41 am

Two things you can’t have in a civilisation.

1) The ability for people to randomly (and with impunity) accuse others of being gay or rapists or pedophiles and have them subjected to legal witchhunts.

2) The promotion of activities that actively undermine the nuclear family.

To this end, every sensible civilisation has had an unwritten agreement with homosexuals – keep everything quiet and you’ll be fine.

Winston Smith
February 27, 2024 10:27 am

Figures

Feb 26, 2024 10:41 AM
To this end, every sensible civilisation has had an unwritten agreement with homosexuals – keep everything quiet and you’ll be fine.

So gays have broken this rule, and are not only demanding tolerance of their perversions, but access to our kids.
What next?

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 27, 2024 11:31 am

Gay marriages” are simply two people of the same sex cohabiting. Good luck to them but there is no marriage. It is society kidding itself. Living a lie; pretending the opposite of the truth.

Kidding itself is right. It becomes offensive when the law requires that you laugh at the joke.

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