From China to the US, prejudice is a symptom of a politics that seeks to eliminate all human difference
As Pride season started to captivate the world’s capitals, the Chinese government was putting the final touches to its new online broadcast legislation. Although homosexuality has long been subject to restrictions on television, the approach to online content was, for a time, relatively liberal. The censors came eventually for Addicted (also known as Heroin), a teenage gay love story – but not before the internet drama had gathered a Twin Peaks-scale fanbase.
Homophobia is nothing but a desire to stamp out otherness; it ends nowhere but in nationalism and control