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Diva magazine launches campaign against ‘lesbophobia’

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  1. theotherone 10 Jul 2013, 9:50pm

    fantastic :-)

  2. Tom (Winnipeg) 11 Jul 2013, 4:09am

    So now, is it just GBT?

    1. Yes how dare a lesbian magazine have a campaign for lesbians. Trans people never do so, nor do gay men, (bisexual actually possibly don’t).

  3. This is good. Lesbians, bisexuals and trans people are always so often overlooked and excluded. As a gay white man, I notice it always seems to be about me! We all suffer from unique prejudice, and each deserves an equal voice.

    1. Gay men face more prejudice in society than gay women. FACT.

      1. Perhaps, but not to the point where it justifies excluding gay women, as so often happens at present. Transgender people face far, far more prejudice than anyone gay or bi, and I haven’t noticed that they’re dominating the gay press.

        Speaking as someone bi, I frequently feel excluded by the gay community. I’m dealing with it. My ex-partner couldn’t handle the stress of being a bisexual man, and responded by staying firmly in the closet. I wasn’t even allowed to come out to his friends or family. I’ll bet you anything that he gets married and them abandons his wife and kids when he’s forty to run off with another man. Being excluded by an LGBT community which is hugely geared towards gay men only is a real problem, and I’m just describing the milder side of it.

        And speaking again as a bisexual woman, yes, I feel thoroughly excluded by the term “lesbophobia”, in a way I don’t by the more general term “homophobia”. But to be honest, I have more important matters to deal with.

      2. Some facts or statistics to support this FACT would be helpful.

      3. This /could/ be true… but it’s really entirely subjective…

        I think in all cases we should refrain from turning anything into a “who’s worse off than who” game of Opression Olympics. I cannot stand it!!! Oh well trans have it worse than gays, black people have it worse than muslims, women have it worse than horses… what’s the point! “Wah wah wah don’t pity them you should be pitying me” is all i see, and we should never seek pity in any way.

        I think the biggest thing a gay person can do to help the cause is to stop. playing. the. victim.

  4. Colin (London) 11 Jul 2013, 9:36am

    Good on you woman. You certainly have a point. I have 2 nieces who are gay and want a life for them free from negative, putdowns.

    I’d want a positive future for all lesbians, boys and everyone really.

    I bought my young niece subscription to Diva so she would see positive women doing positive things with their lives.

    Best Wishes

  5. Good news. Although I have to say I was sadly expecting a couple of twatty defensive remarks in response and so it’s proved.

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