I am a retired academic and an illustrious member of Canberra’s eclectic and colourful homosexual community.
My grievance is this: I had believed the days of homosexual vilification had long been consigned to the dustbins of history, but was made acutely aware of the unpalatable truth during a radio broadcast several days ago.
The two broadcasters, both of whom are well-known homosexuals within our community and shall remain nameless, waxed lyrical about Valentine’s Day, but instead of referring to their partners, they spoke about their “girlfriends”.
I was mortified to hear this, because it is one thing to be ambiguous about one’s homosexual status, through the invocation of the weasel-word “partner”, but rather more severe to be openly fraudulent about that status.
How can we stand proud within our community, and assert our right to love and marry somebody of our own gender, when those homosexuals bestowed with the privilege of having a voice in the media refuse to acknowledge their true nature?