Thursday, July 02, 2015
Homophobia still thrives in some quarters
It’s still legal in some states for retail establishments to bar homosexuals from the premises (although how they can “tell” would be interesting), according to a Vox story by German Lopez here. The story concerns “Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies” in Grainger County, TN (NE, between the Smokies and Cumberlands), belonging to a Baptist minister.
Slate has a good article by Zach Howe. “Homophobia is a real fear, but of what, exactly?” here. Many men, especially in less educated cultures, grow up in an environment where “zero tolerance” of sexual or gender deviation becomes an important piece of their identity and ability to perform with women. It’s a bad system.