Would you and you partner be willing to answer some confidential survey questions and participate in an interview about your experiences and family? You realize that you have a big decision to make, but there is no need to rush into making it. That can be a subtle psychological trap and I most certainly am not immune to falling into it.
The Fairness Project. Lesbians, trans people, middle-class homosexuals? However, it had exactly the opposite effect of what the government intended : instead of squashing debate, it actually led to a new boost of militancy in the lesbian and gay world.
Those terms which we use today were not used then, and the fact that we use them today is in itself a signal of profound change, about the need both to affirm your individual identity and sense of self — gay, lesbian, bi, trans — and also the need people feel to work together in a sort of coalition of different identities.
She was always a great heroin, certainly in Britain, of queers. If you recognise that the way we see ourselves, the way we identify, the way we conceptualise sexuality is shaped in history, then you can recognise that something that is invented in history can also be changed in history.
But the fact is that two thirds of the people who come regularly to meetings are men. I think LGBT history month celebrates that.