And really, this has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with him. Australian television has been equally reticent. It is the rejection of our right to equal participation in public space. Expert Database Find experts with knowledge in: Whatever drove the violence of Mateen — twisted fundamentalist beliefs, the fear of his own desires or something else entirely — his acts have brought to light on an horrific scale the bigotry which, in much smaller ways, continues to shape the lives of LGBTQ people. Whenever it looked like he might be about to kiss, the camera panned away discreetly. Order by newest oldest recommendations.
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Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Annalisa regrets she cannot enter into personal correspondence. If queer acts of affection on screen have been positioned as unseeable perversions from which children must be protected, what are the consequences when those acts are attempted in real life? Community Community standards Republishing guidelines Friends of The Conversation Research and Expert Database Analytics Events Our feeds Donate Company Who we are Our charter Our team Our blog Partners and funders Resource for media Contact us Stay informed and subscribe to our free daily newsletter and get the latest analysis and commentary directly in your inbox. Scott McKinnon does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. In response, a twitter campaign with the hashtag TwoMenKissing has encouraged men to tweet photographs of themselves kissing another man.
A long history of censorship and erasure has weighted the gay kiss with meaning and often excluded it from view. It is the rejection of our right to equal participation in public space. Would he go out and kiss an entire boyband? Annalisa regrets she cannot enter into personal correspondence. But this encounter demonstrates that he is still not sure. Long-running soap opera Neighbours waited 27 years before showing two of its male characters kissing.