Peter Tachell’s OUTrage! group have been calling on Police to tolerate sleazy outdoor sex sessions by men in popular Manchester cruising grounds. Tatchell’s mob claim that the police are being homophobic by preventing men from romping outdoors, when only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away, they allege that heterosexual females are tolerated in a well known red light area.
It is stories like this, as reported by Pink News which help reinforce that all too common stereotype of gay men hanging around public toilets, public parks and seedy, dark alleyways and being ready to pounce on the first bit of meat passing. OUTrage! members should put it back in their pants for once, take their minds out of the gutter and actually do something to unite the LGBT community and the community at large.
There are plenty of places for people to enjoy sexual encounters; your place, his place, a hotel, a motel, a sauna… and the list goes on. It is difficult for many LGBT organisations to ‘defend’ the rights of the LGBT community, when other LGBT groups are encouraging people to unzip in the park where children play, to go ‘dogging’ next to grannies in the park or jump on the bone behind Tesco.
What do you think? Should the LGBT community be given a ‘Get out of Jail free card’ and be encouraged to use their pants as ankle warmers?