The Ministry of Defence has defended the introduction of a question asking recruits to the armed forces whether they are gay. Details of their sexual orientation will be stored but kept anonymous, and recruits will have the option to "prefer not to say".
This is a symbol demanding that a struggle incorporate the experiences and demands of all gender identities. Movements are often stratified by the same prejudices of the society but those systems must be dismantled by all or oppressive pieces will remain.
When his lover's father left Wilde a calling-card provocatively addressed to a 'posing somdomite [sic]' in February 1895, Wilde took him to court for libel. But during the case, details of Wilde's activities in the gay underworld were revealed. Within days he himself was on trial for 'indecency'. This is the front page of the Police News at the time of Wilde's trial in London's Bow Street. Wilde was found guilty and jailed for two years.
For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many as fifty—years. In short, they loved and supported each other every bit as much as any husband and wife.
This made me cry. I want to love someone this much. I wish someone loved me too. It's so sad that people object love. That's all it is. Why does it matter what gender? We are all human. Why can't you just be happy that two people love each other&make each other's lives happier. Why do you feel obligated to destroy something that does not involve you&especially something so beautiful?