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To come out as a 75-year-old is anything other than ridiculous

It is insufferable for man not to live in accordance with his own inner conviction, not getting to be yourself. Actor Michael Segerström describes the frustration when he now, 75 years old, comes out as bisexual in an article in Sydsvenskan (28/4). He says that he has been so pissed, that he had anxiety, dimensions of lousy.

”It is very pathetic to come out at 75. It is like a little ... late påkommet,” he says. Though he has known in 60 years, as long as he has alone carried this olevda life. So strong was his horror to be knocked out.

Rights and won victories can never be taken for granted, it is the painful lesson.

not just for him personally. Sweden became one of the world's first countries to avklassificera homosexuality as an illness. It was in 1979. Then, it took until 1995 before the homosexuals got the right to enter into a partnership. In 2003, same-sex couples the right to adopt, since 2005, same-sex female couples the right to artificial insemination at the hospital.

ten years ago, on 1 may 2009, was finally the marriage so that it included same-sex couples, and thus was partnerships marriage as any. Almost all democrats voted against this. But now even the with on the train: the Formal welcomes, the homosexual love that which love at any time.

to think that we are in the case. That victory is won. No need to stand on the barricades, it's a bit excessive to still talk about a fight? But it is dangerous to allow themselves to be lulled into the belief.

Right now it is inopportunt to be against homosexuality. And probably have Their current leader, Ebba Busch Thor, graciously said that a gaypar very well could be as good parents as she herself is.

still she mostly cares ”perspective”. Which means that ”every child has a mom and a dad, and that is why it is best for a child to grow up with their mom and dad and have them as role models,” she explained a year or two ago in the magazine the World today (22/4 2018). So much for the progressiviteten, that is.

There is obviously a difference to recognize gay and lesbian equal value principle, and quite another to welcome it with open arms. Even more difficult it can be to accept homosexuality in her own family. All who are now adults have lived in a time when homosexuals have not had the same human rights as everyone else. Enough learn this still affect the mentality towards same-sex love.

through the world, which in many places touches the purely fascist.

In some countries approach the development of the gay community. In the other, it has never even been any development to begin with: where are persecuted, imprisoned and executed homosexuals as they always have done. Still there are in Europe's elite many politicians who think they have the right to determine what other adults may love and not. Sweden is in no way immune.

in one direction, it can swing to the other. Rights and won victories can never be taken for granted, it is the painful lesson. Therefore, Michael Segerström wrong when he sheepishly says that it is ridiculous of him to come out by the year 2019: ”What will all the gay people who fought for rights and been beaten a whole life say about it?”

But to affirm it is, it is anything but paltry. And the fight for gay rights will never be over.

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