The Guardian

Why hasn’t the gay community had a #MeToo moment? | Michael Segalov

The conversation around consent for gay men has been stifled. We must recognise the culture of sexual assault that exists
Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community take part in the annual Pride Parade in London on July 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N / Getty Images

Most gay men can remember the first time they set foot in a gay bar: the awkwardness as they walked up to the bouncer, ID (fake or otherwise) in hand, clasped tightly. Discovering others with a specific experience similar to your own, finding community, is a powerful feeling. But as the #MeToo movement rolls on, and the conversation turns to consent and dating dynamics between men and women, there’s an uncomfortable reality on the gay scene that also needs to be confronted.

According a survey by gay men’s health charity GMFA, some have been touched or groped in a bar without consent. In the have experienced sexual violence other than rape, compared with 21% of heterosexual men.

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.

Другое от: The Guardian

The Guardian3 мин. чтения
Researchers Read Sealed 17th Century Letter Without Opening It
In a world first for the study of historic documents, an unopened letter written in 1697 has been read by researchers without breaking the seal. The letter, dated 31 July 1697 and sent from French merchant Jacques Sennacques in Lille to his cousin Pi
The Guardian4 мин. чтения
What Can We Take With Us From Lockdown To Make Life Better Than Before? | Gaby Hinsliff
Spring has sprung, albeit a little early. The weekend brought blue skies, daffodils bursting into flower, the drone of lawnmowers coming back to life. The natural world is waking up fast, in uncanny synchronicity with a nation now readying itself to
The Guardian2 мин. чтенияPolitics
Family Of Trailblazing Female Spanish Mayor Hail DNA Match To Remains
More than eight decades after she was murdered, the remains of Spain’s first female mayor of the second republic have been identified, wrapping up a months-long investigation that has helped to cast a spotlight on María Domínguez Remón’s trailblazing