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雖然世界衛生組織於1990年已將同性戀在精神病名冊除名，但世界各地的同性戀者依然遭受不同程度的迫害。超過八十多個國家，同性戀仍然是非法行 為，甚至會被判死刑。性傾向歧視條例在香港遲遲未能立法，針對性傾向的歧視行為無處不在，去年鏗鏘集「同志‧戀人」紀錄片被廣管局發出「強烈勸喻」，被要 求加入所謂「持平」的反對聲音，便是最明顯的例子。政府新近修訂的家暴條例，保障同居異性關係，卻拒絕保障同居同性關係，更是再一次提醒我們，必須正視香 港社會的恐同問題。
恐同症（homophobia）泛指針對同性戀行為及同性戀者的非理性恐懼、厭惡和憎恨，以及源於以上情緒所作出的歧視和暴力行為。異性戀霸權主宰 了我們社會文化的結構，在法律、教育、宗教、科學等不同制度的滲透和影響下，我們很容易認為異性戀比較合乎自然和優越，同性戀則為不正常，即使口中不斷強 調平等、開明、包容，心底裡依然存在不同程度的恐同意識，這種情況尤以直人為甚。
必須強調，直人和同志不過是一種虛擬、含糊、方便大眾識別的分類。我們的情慾絕非可以異同二分，而是同中有異，異中有同，只要不強制壓抑，情慾取向 更會因時而變。恐同症橫行肆虐，糟殃的不僅是同性戀者、雙性戀者、跨性別人士，也不止於不被主流認可情慾身份的性小眾，同受壓迫的包括被主流認可情慾身份 的直人：必須壓抑多元情慾的發展，時刻提防自己變攣，以至「看不見」近在身邊的同志，不自覺成為了打壓性多元的同謀幫兇。在這種意義下，反恐同不單是同志 的任務，也是直人的任務，甚至更應該由直人牽頭帶領。直人撐同志，即是撐自己，在反抗性別壓迫，支持開拓多元情慾空間的陣線上，我們無分攣直。因此，我們 呼籲大家──尤其是直人──參與今年國際不再恐同日遊行。反恐同，豈能讓同志獨挑大樑。我們的訴求：
Chan Wing Sun
Straight FOR Homo / No differentiation between straight and homo
Although the World Health Organisation has removed homosexuality from their list of mental disorder since 1990, homosexuals are still being persecuted everywhere of the world. Homosexuality is still illegal in over 80 countries. Some of them even punish this sexual minority with death penalty. The Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance in Hong Kong is not yet legislated even though the issue was raised and discussed for long. The inefficiency of legislation makes different sexual minorities being discriminated everywhere. Last year, a documentary on homosexual lovers shown in the “Hong Kong Connection”, a Radio Television Hong Kong programme, was “strongly advised” by the Broadcasting Authority to put in some “balancing” voices from the opposing parties. The government has just revised the Domestic Violence Ordinance to protect heterosexual domestic partnership. At the same time, it rejected to protect homosexual domestic partnership. These two examples are just reminding us the fact that we should confront the problem of homophobia in our society.
Homophobia generally means irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality and homosexuals. The hegemony of heterosexuality dominates the structure of our social culture. Under the influences of legal, education, religion and science systems, we might easily agree that heterosexuality is comparatively more natural and superior while homosexuality is abnormal. Although we verbally said we are equal, liberal and tolerant, many of us, especially with the identity of straight, are still having different levels of homophobic consciousness.
We must emphasize that straight and homo are only two terminologies for fictitious and ambiguous categorisation. Instead of being differentiated between homosexuality and heterosexuality, our sexual passion actually differs to time. Homophobia does not only concern the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other sexual minorities, but also straight people who are unconsciously oppressed by sexual identification. The straight have to suppress their potential diverse desires, constrain theirselves from being homosexual, and even treat the presence of homo as absence.. Under this consciousness, anti-homophobia is a mission to the homo with the straight together, and this mission should be even led by the straight. When the straight support the sexual minorities, the straight support theirselves. In the front of fighting gender oppression and supporting diverse sexual desire, we have no differentiation. We sincerely appeal to everyone, especially the straights, to join the march of the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) this year. Our requests are,
1. To confront our potential love and fear of homosexuality
2. To respect to different sexual orientations and protect the rights of sexual minorities
3. To urge the legislation of sexual orientation discrimination
A group of friend who think straight should support homo & autonomous 8a (social movement resource centre of HKFS)