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Old 02-10-2019, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Alley Dweller View Post
Am I the only one who is sick of all the activists decreeing that <name of distant historical figure> was gay/bi/non-gender-binary/whatever? I don't see how it helps their cause and, anyway, it's been way overused.
The alternative is to assume every single person is straight, cutting all LGBT people off from their own historical context. When I was a kid, back in the '50s, the only person everyone knew was gay was Liberace, and he himself denied it. We had no context whatsoever.