I find it strange that just being LGBT+ makes your life "Adult content" to many people. We all have heard people say things like "What if our children see two men kissing?" or "That show with a gay character will turn our children gay". It has changed ratings in different media and caused protest and panic. I am aware of their discomfort and even distaste and hatred for LGBT+, I just don't get how it's basically "adult content" to those people. Especially since those are usually the same people who tell kids about going to hell for eternity, crucifying people and the apocalypse.....with some and murder sprinkled in there. Is it that people are LGBT+ and must be trying to bring others to the 'dark side', or that they don't get to see us punished for it when they think we should be and are worried that more will come out of the closet? Maybe something else? Thoughts?
I feel like this touches on two separate issues. One is cultural inclusion vs stigma and exclusion. The other is about formal levers of organizational power--such as government-- being wielded with prejudice to oppress us. Jess, to your point, it has irked me for a long time that a straight couple kissing on screen might garner a PG rating. A same sex couple doing the same is more often automatically R-rated, somehow.
That may seem like a little thing, but you take the same kind of sentiment and turn it on LGBT people to accuse us of child abuse for merely not hiding gayness in the presence of children, that gets deadly serious in a hurry. I have met a number of people utterly abused by the legal system. It infuriates me.
power and control, that is what is about. people in power, don't like it when they don't have reasons to keep folks in line. just leads to anarchy! the irony happens, when same sex kissing is damaging to young minds, but..rape, bullying, dead bodies.. these are okay. people taking their young children to see the Deadpool movies... sighs