Thursday, July 21, 2011

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.


Coming events at Flamingos Bar... Liverpool Street, Hobart. July 2011.

If you haven't guessed from the events board above, Flamingos is a happening Tasmanian venue dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and their friends and families. I am not sure where they stand with regards to the intersex people - their website was silent on the matter - but one assumes that they would also be made welcome. Their families and friends? Well, that is an entirely different matter....

I like to consider myself extraordinarily broad minded (some of my best friends are furries) and I am very much a supporter of those of us who are natural left footers. Gay marriage? Gays have as much right to be as miserable as anybody else! Indeed, the best and only advice that I have to anyone who doesn’t like the idea of gay marriage is not to marry one.

That said, I’m not sure that the Homo High Annual High School Theme Party™ is entirely the best idea, given some of the Palaeolithic attitudes and assumptions that many people hold about natural left footers in the community.

6 comments:

Roddy said...

You are stepping on thin ice here, are you not.
I too am all for gay rights. Want to become a parent? Then do it naturally. None of this IVF bullshit. If two males or two females can get a child naturally, together, then go for it. If not though. Stiff!

Kris said...

Natural? So no IVF for someone who can't conceive? "Natural" is overrated.

Roddy said...

No my son! Same sex partners.

jess said...

roddy, if you use your imagingation you'll realise there are more ways of gays & lesbians becoming parents. i suppose you don't believe in adoption either, you'd rather children sit unwanted here and overseas rather than go to loving homes? and just because a man and a woman can 'get a child naturally' doesn't automatically equate to good parenting or a loving environment either. there are loads of dreadful heterosexual parents out there starving, emotionally neglecting, sexually abusing and killing their children. no one has a 'right' to be a bad parent - straight or gay or whatever. i am always amazed by people who make the claim they're 'all for gay rights' but then immediately seek to narrow those rights.

Kris said...

Jess, too right. The idea that the only correct equation "man + woman = parents" can't have much idea about the world.

I prefer the formula "i) do they want it? ii) can the look after it? and iii) are they of sound character". The rest is mere detail.

jess said...

on the money, kris.