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Let alone legislation protecting the rights of trans people and I can not think of, nor find, explicit mention of bisexuality - still a silent taboo within and outside our community. [...] I would like to add my thanks to the review team for this edition.
Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2009 EDITORIAL: QUEER HATE CHRISTOPHER FOX In collating this special edition I chose queer tests to the harm and hurt caused by speech. hate purposefully. As I argue later in the edi- tion, homophobia does not capture the true I am not going to cite the statistics on queer essence of our experiences as LGBTQ people. hate. I believe we know these well either I have a phobia of snakes; friends have pho- through first-hand experience or through sup- bias of spiders – we are able to learn to deal porting the broader queer community. I do with these phobias. Yet the abuse and hate not think it our job to educate those that do we experience in our lives is more than some- not know. The question needs to be if people one’s phobia. Queer hate is also about en- do not know, why don’t they know? We need compassing the myriad of sexualities and sex- to use our resources more wisely and effect ual lives that are often placed on the periph- change so the barriers to the broader ery of society. Homophobia is not encom- (heterosexual) community knowing the infor- passing of these forms of sexuality. Tran- mation are re-dressed. sphobia and biphobia, although accepted terms, also suffer the same issues as homo- This edition includes contributions addressing phobia. Queer hate is a more informative the many faces of queer hate. We have term. Queer as a broad and inclusive term drawn from many disciplines and this reflects and hate as it is more than a phobia, or a fear the need for us to understand issues from perpetrators have – it is hatred and intoler- many lenses or imaginations. Willis presents ance. his research into young lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people and their experiences in the Issues pertaining to expression of queer hate workplace. There is a relative lack of informa- are never easily summarised. Each jurisdic- tion in Anglo-democracy on workplace hetero- tion in Australia has separate laws and al- normativity especially when compared to though there may be similarity, there is vari- countries like Sweden and Norway who have ety between states. Not all states afford the
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