@WrathQueenof is currently locked down, so I can't retweet, but she pointed this out -
In England and Wales, sex between consenting women was never illegal.
Sex between consenting adult males was legalised in 1967, two years BEFORE the US Stonewall riots. 1/
I'd really like us to keep highlighting this, and keep sharing this article from LGN about the history of lesbian and gay rights in the UK. 2/ lesbianandgaynews.com/2021/08/as-pri…
I for one am sick and tired of foolish people imposing US history on the LGB people of the UK, robbing young people of a history they should know & celebrate, so that we can all speak with knowledge & power to make sure lesbians, gay men & bisexuals everywhere enjoy freedom. 3/5
Oppression isn't a status claim, or a desired destination. It's what lesbians & gay men have been trying to shake off for decades. We've done it so successfully in the UK that we didn't notice anti-gay ideas cuckooing into our organizations. 4/5
Well, enough. The UK is a great place to be LGB, legally. We can marry, civilly partner, foster, adopt, be next of kin to loved ones & are protected from work or housing discrimination. We will protect that. It was achieved completely without the Marshas Johnson or Wallace. 5/5

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It's actually quite soothing in a white noise way. Pretty colours, that strange choppy editing they do, the endless upspeak and reassurances that whatever they're saying, you're totally valid. I feel affirmed, even as I'm feverish. 2/8
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I'm slowly coming to terms with the reality that I escaped a homophobic religion and came out as a lesbian, only to find that the 'LGBT+ community' is pretty much the same thing. I turned my back on beliefs that demonised a fundamental part of me. 1/5
I had this wild notion it would be a freeing thing. My daughter told me today her favourite 'TikTok lesbian' has come out as a he/they. It's absolutely everywhere. The negative impact of males in lesbian life has been well discussed, but what I'm seeing is among actual women.2/5
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"Dr Hilary PhD". Three simple words, easily understood. Or so some people claim. Let's unpack that a bit. 1/12
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