Homophobes Suck Redux
Apparently February is Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. Presumably taking inspiration from the more well known Black History Month (which takes place in October), this is a month of activities seeking to raise awareness of the role of gay and lesbian figures have played in British history and to counter homophobia. The Daily Mail is already getting worked up at the prospect and in particular about recommendations sent to schools about possible issues to focus on and figures to discuss. As Jess over at The F-Word notes, the report is characterised by a thinly-veiled distaste for homosexuality which should hardly be surprising to anybody familiar with the Mail's inglorious record hitherto. In fact, the Mail's homophobia is so predictably obvious that I'm tempted to consign this post to the dustbin of unfinished postings and would do if it weren't for the comments section which includes a titbit I can't not reprint: "Pushing homosexuality down people’s throats does gay and lesbian people no favours." You couldn't make this stuff up.