Yet ever since A Writer's Diary (1953), Leonard Woolf's highly selective edition of his wife's diaries, edited "to protect the feelings or reputations of the living" (AWD vii), there is a history of earnestly protective (comedic and/or damaging) cultural and critical attempts to prevent or diminish common understanding of Bloomsbury as a byword for queer, as well as a history of homophobic Bloomsbury bashing (alarmingly consonant with queer bashing
), by mainstream media and academic specialists alike.
There is no shortcut to ending sanctioned bigotry (like racism, misogyny, and queer bashing
), even though technology inspires us to think of our actions in terms of shortcuts.
Homosexuality is illegal and queer bashing
is so prevalent and overt that a 2006 Time magazine article declared Jamaica "The Most Homophobic Place on Earth." LGBT activists have been beaten, raped and murdered in Jamaica.
It's a very safe place for LGBTs, as queer bashing
is unheard of.
OPENLY gay ECHO columnist Pete Price described the attack on James Parkes as "queer bashing
" - something he claimed he has endured for years.
Of course 'queer bashing
', whether physical or mental, and any kind of persecution of individuals, including mockery, is plainly evil and no less so if it is promoted as Bible-based.
'However, this change in the law to provide anonymity is a necessary step if we are to seriously stamp out queer bashing
and other forms of hate crime, which affects two out of three gay men and is a major cause of suicide.
During the three-week hearing the jury had heard the "brutal killing" appeared to have stemmed from "a robbery and a bit of queer bashing
Andy Chaffer, of the Coalition of Gay and Lesbian Rights, said: "We are used to queer bashing
- but not people laying bombs.
All victims of queer bashing
are unfortunate cases of mistaken identity" (n.p.).
They patrol gay areas in New York where "queer bashing
" is suddenly, and frighteningly, back in vogue.
I first became curious about what it means to be a gay in smalltown America after a man in Piqua, Ohio, told me, "I can't say whether there are gays here, but definitely there's a lot of queer bashing
." I know--I was gay-bashed in Piqua.
flourishes in environments where the perpetrators feel safe," Vachss says.
There are queer bashings
of young kids in nontraditional Swedish communities; a lot of immigrants bring their conservative attitudes, like from Iraq."