A brief history about gay social belonging highlights how it went from the ancient Greek pederasty, as a passage in a boy 's life to become a man, to a political matter in the twenty-first century. As previously stated, the "birth" of such a community began in the late nineteenth century. From legalisation to civil partnership, Western Europe, and the world in general, has evolved around its gay community. Still, there are differences in rights and duties that remain.
The blood ban, for example, keep stopping gay people to donate blood throughout major countries in Europe. It is of course a trace left by the AIDS/HIV epidemic, but the stigma lays only on the gay community. There have approximately a thousand of cases of AIDS in the United Kingdom. The English government 's AIDS data fight, which has been broadly respected abroad, obedient...
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...ndangers a community. Gay social belonging seems to exist, spatially -in San Francisco or Paris for example-, culturally -with pop culture elements like TV shows-, and politically, but what is alarming is that by "creating" space for gays, society forgot to pay attention to the "leftovers", the one outside the heterosexual/homosexual dichotomy. As gays sometimes close themselves in their quest for freedom and equality, society and the media only highlighted how much of a fight it was to gain such rights, thus creating a strong gay image, different from the heterosexual one. To sum it up, fighting actively for a social belonging might be dangerous for the main community, but also to all the others in contact with it. They may suffer from a misinterpretation, or even be shadowed on purpose so the main community is targeted as the "opponent" in plus of feeling isolated.
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