[QUOTE=Sydneysider;1173158]Yes indeed aids is dreadful. In the early days when people did not understand it, many friends who had been diagnosedYes that is one amasing strength mankind does show which is the ability to come together to fight something as tragic as this.began acting bizzarely. Mainly leaping into shows as if desperate to perform. I played several such shows, wondering what was going on? Some months later these people had died.
Happily the disease is better managed today and I have not lost a friend to it in years.
I think gay or not people are just like any other, civislised and most of all humans.Getting back to the gay and straight issue, I don't care about a person's sexual orientation. Indeed most gay men I have known have been the most civilised people I have yet met. I equate homophobia with racism. That is my choice of course. Rightly or wrongly.
I think the issue is not the sexual orientations as such, but the actual pyschic of someone finding faults in everything one comes across with.
Homesexuality is just the cause that allows for hatred to breed.
Hatred is out of touch and more often it is the root cause to the inability to associate with people of different aspirations roots or orientations. Finding a reason to dislike something is because that something is either out of reach for someone to understand it or because the concerned cannot associate anything with anybody.
It is an alienation towards anything that is normally just another fact of life which becomes suddenly the abnormality because the subjected to it does not have a grasp of his or her own self/ feelings/environment/identity and so treats it as a hostility rather then the norms.
That is true reality across the globe and goes beyond culture religion or faith.Not many gay people have beaten straight people to death. Many straight people have on the other hand killed many homosexuals.