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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 10:56 PM

98. I know how you feel about being abused by your peers during schooling...

I refuse to call it bullying, that makes it sound almost innocent. I too was demonised and ostracised for being "gay" although I wasn't, I have what is now known as gender dysphoria (ie: woman in a man's body). This was during the time that HIV/AIDS made its appearance.

"Gay" is being used so casually as an insult, it makes for a venomous atmosphere. I get the feeling that people used to say, "Does this shirt look Jewish?" before that became publicly forbidden. It makes me fear about where that will lead.

It has started in places with being suspected of being LGBT is a capital offence. Russia looks like Germany in the 1920's or 30's with open discrimination against a small segment of the population. Will it go further? I fear it will.

Changing times and economic distress call for scapegoats and LGBT people look like they have been called "IT" this time in a big way. Come to think of it things are going back to where they were not so long ago after a brief time in the sun, comparatively speaking.

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