Anniversaries Part 2 - the impact of S28
In anniversaries part 1 I mentioned S.28 and how it stilted and hampered the discussion of LGBTQIA+ topics in the UK.
In 1988 when S.28 was passed I would have been not quite 11 years old and in what we now call Year 5, so yep heteronormative sex education and teachers unwilling or unable to intervene to stop to homophobic and transphobic bullying for fear of being accused of promoting homosexuality...
Revisiting some of my very first posts on the blog it's clear that at that age not only did I not fully understand what I felt, I also had no frame of reference or role models.
Removing the frame of reference is what some of the trans antagonistic types are attempting to impose again
Role models is a different matter, one thing the so-called 'transgender tipping point' did bring about is visibility whether that is just the visibility of openly trans people in all kinds of settings or the actual 'being a role model' that adult trans people can be for younger trans people now there is not the pressure to hide away or blend in once you have transitioned.