- Why is there no letter for heterosexuals? Because LGBT is a group that initially differs from hetero, which served as the basis for the creation of the group. - Why is LGBT associated with the fight for equal rights? Because this group began with self-defense against police abuse (Stonewall) and so on. That is, from the protection of their own, the rights of persons of a different orientation, as well as from taking care of each other, from moral or material support, which is what the group is doing to this day.
Firstly, since we were talking about sexuality as such, I disagree with a number of previous speakers that there is some kind of determinism in the definition of sexuality, in other words, I do not think that orientation is determined biologically or socially - most likely we are dealing with a complex complex that rather defines a certain framework, since even the term "orientation" in principle can be considered outdated - in addition to the Kinsey scale, which divides "orientation" into seven steps, there is also the so-called. Klein Sexual Orientation Grid, which is already three-dimensional and includes preferences in the past, present and what a person fantasizes about, and considers it shameful. Plus, a gender scale is added, on which a person can also be arbitrarily located between the poles of femininity / masculinity. It turns out already such a three-dimensional "cube of gender-sexual identity", which greatly complicates thinking.
But with the so-called. the question that was asked, the model that I described, on the contrary, simplifies everything. Equality should be for everyone, in other words, for any person with any set of gender-sexual parameters, there should be one set of rights.
Basically, the fight for sexual equality is associated with LGBT people, since this is really the most obvious and widespread an example of such discrimination. Heterosexuals in this movement have "no place" only in conservative countries, where LGBT people are still highly isolated and disunited, and it is easier for them to reject any external stimulus (sympathetic to their non-LGBT ideas), just to preserve at least some part of their identity and the chimera of the possibility of existence in a homosexual society. Hence, for example, gay clubs are an attempt to reclaim space in order to create an artificial, purely homosexual society there.
But in developed countries with a long history of the LGBT movement, heterosexuals, along with LGBT people, participate in the struggle for the equality and equivalence of different orientations. At gay prides in NY, LA, San Francisco, Berlin, about a third of the participants are not LGBT at all, but sympathizers, and this is normal, they are no longer pushed out by the LGBT "community". And in our country this still persists, heterosexuals who sympathize with LGBT are treated as abnormal or latent homo (bi) sexually, a complete lack of understanding of their true motivation. And even heterosexuals themselves are not yet particularly eager to participate in this, unfortunately.
"LGBT", "LGBTQ" and other variations on the theme are not names of movements for equality at all, but abbreviations that allow you to briefly list the members of the community of people who are not heterosexual. We need this abbreviation to more easily denote, say, an area of research or a target audience. Until the 80s, they simply said "gay research", for example, but it became clear that the term was not broad enough.
Yes, you certainly cannot talk about the equality of people of different sexual orientations and not mention who it is. But movements for the equal rights of people of different sexual orientations most often have in their official name the word "equality", which does not exclude the interests of heterosexuals.
Why is there no place for heterosexuals at once? Basically, there is no place for narrow-minded conservatives who, for the sake of outdated dogmas, are ready to contradict the achievements of modern science. Open-minded people are always welcome. Modern science has been proving for 20 years that the gene responsible for homosexuality exists. You can get acquainted with the topic in more detail in the book by Ridley Scott "Genome", which, in turn, contains links to scientific works on this topic.
Also, I advise you to read the work of Michel Foucault "The History of Madness in the Classical Era" , which describes the history of ideas about insanity, for example, during the Renaissance, who was considered insane, and these ideas are quite different from today. This generally gives food for thought about where prejudices come from.
In general, the "moral" of traditional society is striking. If public displays of love are heterosexual or are approved or treated neutrally, then homosexuals are immediately "an attempt on heterosexual relationships", and even funnier, the Apocalypse in reality, "lack of spirituality", "Sodom" and other nonsense.
For thousands of years, people have invented various ways to kill each other in wars, they organized crusades, arrange a senseless division of territories, generally cause each other trouble because of some specific ideas about morality, good and evil.
Given the movement strives for the prevalence of common sense and humanism in society. Because many people still have their brains turned off when they deal with the homosexual aspect. They grew up in such a society, and there is nothing to blame for such people.
Because heterosexual people traditionally had all rights.
Nobody condemned them for their choice, they were not imprisoned for their orientation, they were not persecuted, their choice was not considered a perversion, etc.
When heterosexual people say that now there is an active gay lobby and "sleep with whoever you want, but why put it on the public display," I would like to ask if they themselves are heterosexual, what are they doing? They calmly get to know each other on the street, kiss, get married, post joint photos, introduce their parents to the chosen one, why should representatives of the LGBT community be deprived of this?
Equality is that everything different, but all have the same rights and responsibilities.
Harassment of heterosexuals is the same nonsense as racism against white people.
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In support of same-sex minorities, we are glad and accept any support, including heterosexuals. There are many alliances of heterosexuals, Christians supporting LGBT people, and so on.