When will the heteronormative media stop the subtle but clear demonisation of homosexuality? I have seen this countless times in the mainstream propaganda press: a gay-related story stuck side by side with a story relating to pedophilia. It’s no wonder our younger gays come out of the closet with such underdeveloped emotional and psychological self awareness. It almost guarantees that the internalised homophobia presents itself in comments like “no pedos”, “no dirty old men”, “no filth”, “straight acting” (as though there are no heterosexual pedophiles, because heterosexuality is so “good” and “normal”). Here we have it once more, in 2012, by the so-called left-wing newspaper THE AGE (I know, I know, it’s embarrassing that such a rag could be called left wing but there you have it).

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